Magical Mangrove Holiday Event on the Treasure Coast

Updated: Dec 28, 2020

**Update: WinterGreen Night Lights has ended but our quick canoe trips are still available!


Booking a private canoe trip by calling 772-589-5050 from 9 am to 4 pm or inquire online here.


Take a quick canoe trip through the mangrove tunnels lit up with holiday lights! It's an experience you don't want to miss! December 5, 10, 11, 12, 13* and 17, 18, 19 from 6-9pm. Also available for private group tours.


BOOK YOUR QUICK CANOE TRIP HERE




Wintergreen Night Lights

We have adapted our traditional holiday event to offer our community a safe way to experience the best of our Wintergreen Night Lights celebration! Join us on December 5, 10, 11, 12, 13* and 17, 18, 19 from 6 - 9 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Face coverings are required when you can not maintain six feet of social distancing from other guests.

  • Experience the mangrove tunnels by canoe as you glide under mangrove trees lit with holiday lights. ($10 per person for a 20-minute ride; pre-registration highly encouraged as we sell out quickly.) BOOK HERE.

  • Explore our Discovery Station at night and the beauty of our aquariums.

  • Relax by our bonfire with smores and get into the holiday spirit!

  • Take a scavenger hunt for fairy houses around campus to find the hidden magic.

*Dec 13th is for quick canoe trips only. The other areas of campus will be closed and there will not be a bonfire and S'mores.


Quick Canoe Trips in Lit Mangrove Tunnels

We’ll offer 4 canoe trips time slots each night through the mangrove trails and each trip is roughly 20 minutes. We do require guests to register in advance - BOOK YOUR SPOT!*


The canoe trip cost is $10 per person of any age (sorry no discounts for children). Each quick trip time slot has a maximum capacity of 16 guests - 2 guests per boat with a guide paddling the boat. For the safety of our guest and paddlers, masks are required to be worn for the duration of the trip.


The quick trip time slots are:

  • 6:15 – 6:45

  • 6:45 – 7:15

  • 7:15 – 7:45

  • 7:45 - 8:15

  • 8:15 - 8:45 *New Slot*

  • 8:45 - 9:15 *New Slot*

*Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability OR help them register for another night, but with the limited number of seats available, we will sell out quickly. BOOK YOUR CANOE QUICK TRIP NOW.


See why it's so special:




Bonfire & S'mores

Relax by the bonfire and make S'mores while you get into the holiday spirit! S'mores packets will be sold for $5 each and come in a reusable silicone snack bag for you to take home and add to your eco-friendly kitchen collection.





Private Group Tours

Treat your staff or clients to the perfect holiday gift - a canoe trip through the enchanted mangrove forest at the ELC! Our mangrove forest will be lit with holiday lights for the month of December and private tours are available any evening starting December 13th.


Cost is $10 per person and the canoe is paddled by an experienced guide.


To reserve your date contact nancy@discoverelc.org.


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