Merridale's Christmas at Farm

This holiday season, embrace the magical moments of joy and festivities with us. Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit at the Merridale Farm.

Our holiday season is daily from Saturday, November 20 to Sunday, January 2, except for December 25. Please check our social channels for changes in times. 

Our Farmhouse holiday hours are as follows:

  • November 20 to December 23: Every day - 11am to 8pm 
  • Christmas Eve (December 24): 11am to 4pm
  • Christmas Day (December 25): CLOSED
  • December 26 - January 3: Every day - 11am to 8pm
  • New Year's Eve: 11am to 9pm with ticketed dinner seatings at 5:00pm & 7:15pm

Enchanting Holiday Walks

During the day, wander through our orchard Faerie walk. Perfect for kids and the young at heart.

As dusk approaches, our courtyard comes alive with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday displays.  Best of all, it’s free - our gift to you and your family. You will find hot mulled cider and treats for purchase in case you don’t want to join us for a meal in the eatery.  Fido is also welcome on the walk, but please ask him to put on his leash.

Spirited Gifts & Tastings

Get into the holiday spirit with award winning cider and spirits. Discover new flavours and find your favourites by sampling our cider and cocktail flights. The Merridale kitchen is cooking and baking up a storm so they can stock the shelves of our Farmstore with culinary treasures which are perfect for entertaining or your gift list. SHOP and SIP. What more could you need to warm your heart for the season?

We have a smaller version of our Farmstore online with gift packages available for shipping. Check out our online store to order yours. 

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Festive Dinners & Lunches

Savour farm-to-fork holiday dinners. Enjoy our full menu, along with festive specials throughout the season. Starting November 19th we will be open every night until 8pm for dinner, shopping and walking.  We are here for your holiday family gatherings and company celebrations. 

Click here to make a dinner reservation

Festive lunches and brunches run 7 days a week from 11am to 6pm. No reservations required.

Want to celebrate with a larger group? We have a variety of group dinner options available for your friends, family, or staff to gather together comfortably on our heated covered deck. From a casual pizza night, to a turkey dinner, we’ll take care of everything so you can enjoy yourselves. 

Click here to book a group event

New Years Eve Celebration

"It's the party before the party! Come to Merridale on December 31st for our pre-countdown share plate tasting menu. The romantic lights in the orchard and courtyard set the mood as you begin your evening with an exquisite meal of shareable delights prepared by our farmhouse culinary team.

Advance booking required. 

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To view our COVID-19 safety precautions, click here.

Our Farmhouse holiday hours are as follows:

  • November 20 to December 23: Every day - 11am to 8pm 
  • Christmas Eve (December 24): 11am to 4pm
  • Christmas Day (December 25): CLOSED
  • December 26 - January 3: Every day - 11am to 8pm
  • New Year's Eve: 11am to 9pm with ticketed dinner seatings at 5:00pm & 7:15pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

You’re a cidery and distillery, can I still bring my kids?

You bet! Children are welcome at Merridale, including inside our Farmhouse, Eatery and retail store. We have kid-friendly drinks, like Hot Chocolate and Apple Juice, a kids-menu, and more!

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome outside in Merridale’s orchard. However, dogs cannot come inside our farmhouse because it is a food service area and is not permitted under the BC Public Health Act.

Can I order a drink inside and bring it outside?

Yes, you are welcome to purchase a beverage and festive snack from our eatery and enjoy it outside while you walk through the lights. 

Do you have Christmas decorations up?

Our cellar team has done a great job of decorating our courtyard for the holidays and it is lit anytime that we are open (11am to 8pm). It typically starts to get dark around 4:00pm, so they start to be more visible as the sun sets.

Is Merridale accessible by wheelchair or stroller?

Merridale’s Eatery has some sections that can only be accessed by stairs, so when making your reservation, please select the “Heated Deck Reservation” as this area is wheelchair accessible. The “ Lower Heated Patio Reservation” section is only accessible by a short set of stairs. This is a great spot if you prefer a little more fresh air.  We have blankets available that we wash between every use. Our courtyard is primarily paved with some short gravel sections.

Do I NEED a reservation if I’m coming in the evening?

No, you don’t. We do accept walk-ins. However, as the holidays approach, we do recommend reservations, so that you don’t need to wait or aren’t disappointed if we are full. Click here to make a reservation. 

Do I need a reservation if I just want a drink or a snack?

No, you don’t. We have refreshments by the glass and plenty of snacks available for munching outside. If you are planning to come in the evening, we do recommend reservations. Click here to make a reservation.

Do I need a vaccine passport?

Merridale must adhere to the Public Health Order which requires proof of vaccination for those wishing to consume food or drink during your visit to Merridale. Proof of vaccination is not required to visit our retail store or explore our grounds. 

To view our COVID-19 safety precautions, click here.