Fri November 24 to Mon January 01, 2017
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
4th Annual Enchanted Courtyard Light Up – Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
We love the holiday season at Merridale and you will too as you stroll through our courtyard adorned with Christmas lights and displays. Bring a date, your family, or even a large group of friends. Start off in the farmhouse, where adults can purchase a cup of Yule Fuel, our seasonal mulled cider, to keep warm. For kids, we have mulled apple juice. Equipped with warm drinks in hand, head outside to explore Santa’s workshop, Rudolf’s stable, and a variety of other holiday characters.
Holiday Dinner Series – Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
Inside the farmhouse, our gastropub will be serving up meals befitting the holiday dinner series. Enjoy an affordable dinner with family and friends, or make it a date night and reserve a spot on the deck overlooking the orchard beyond.
Looking for a Christmas venue for staff or family gatherings? We can accommodate groups of any size, and offer a number of group menus to make your event special. Call us at 250-743-4293 or complete our group booking form to start planning your event.
Holiday Shopping – daily
Not to be outdone, our farm store is stocked full of craft spirits, ciders, fortified ciders, unique gifts and art, and holiday baking. Let us do the wrapping for you while you settle into the bistro for a meal! For those on your list who already have everything, consider a gift of the oldest craft Cognac-style brandy in BC, our special release Yuel Fuel, or the old favourite Winter Apple for the sweet tooth. It’s shopping made easy!
Yule Fuel – while supplies last
Yule Fuel is returning to Merridale this November for the holiday season. Our mulled apple cider tastes just like Christmas! Deep spice notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg make this a perfect drink to enjoy warm or chilled with dinner, by the light of a crackling fire, or in the gastropub. Of course it will be available in the farmhouse store to purchase for home, too.
Besides the taste, there are few other things that make Yule Fuel special. First, it is the cider of choice for our Courtyard Light Up. Second, this limited release shares a special partnership with The Zone and The Q radio stations. Merridale has joined forces with these partners to support the TLC Fund for Kids. Everyone deserves a little “Tender Loving Care,” particularly kids. Partial proceeds of each bottle will aid in the wellness and quality of life for children on Vancouver Island.
Because our Yule Fuel is pretty irresistible, we often sell out. But don’t fret! In our farm store, we sell mulling spice so you can make your own mulled cider at home. Fill up a growler of House Cider, grab a package from the farm store, and mull it on the stove to enjoy this warm festive drink while snuggled up next to your fireplace. It makes the whole home smell like Christmas.