VICTORIA, BC FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN DECEMBER

DECEMBER IS ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS!  PARADES, CONCERTS, SING-A-LONGS & CHRISTMAS LIGHTS GALORE!  LOTS AND LOTS TO DO!  CHECK THE SEPARATE LISTING FOR HOLIDAY CRAFT SALES!

  • Pictures with Santa at the Hudson

FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA

DECEMBER 7, 14 & 21, 2019  FROM 10 - 3 (WITH A BREAK FROM 12 - 1) VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET AT THE HUDSON Bring your

HOLIDAY WREATH WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER 28 & DECEMBER 5, 2019 Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas St. #6 Time: 6pm-7pm Brought to you by Platinum Floral Designs. Always dreamed of

  • Lights of Wonder, Victoria, BC

LIGHTS OF WONDER

DECEMBER 13 - 30, 2019 CENTENNIAL SQUARE Hours of Operation Sunday – Thursday 4 pm – 9 pm Friday and Saturday 4 pm – 10

  • Lighted Ship Parade, Victoria, BC

SEA OF LIGHTS

LIGHTED SHIP PARADE DECEMBER 6, 2019  6:45 p.m. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s annual SEA OF LIGHTS parade will set sail on Friday December 6,

  • Mak Grgic

MAK GRGIC CONCERT

December 3, 2019 7:30 PM Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria, Ring Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 The Victoria Guitar

  • Arbutus Singers Christmas Concert

ARBUTUS SINGERS

DECEMBER 11, 2019  7:00 p.m. CHRISTMAS KITCHEN PARTY AND CONCERT ALEX GOOLDEN HALL  -  907 PANDORA Come and join the 85 members of the Arbutus

  • VICTORIA COMIC BOOK EXPO

VICTORIA COMIC BOOK EXPO

DECEMBER 1, 2019  -  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Comfort Inn and Convention Centre FREE! Come and explore the wonderful world of comic books. From

  • CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ACROSS CANADA

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ACROSS CANADA

DECEMBER 5, 2019  Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM BC Parliament Buildings, Front Steps FREE! Come celebrate the lighting of the provincial Christmas tree and

  • Pendray House Tea with Santa

AFTERNOON TEA WITH SANTA

Sunday December 8 noon-4pm PENDRAY TEA HOUSE - 309 BELLEVILLE Afternoon Tea with Santa at Pendray Tea House On December 8th from noon to 4pm,

  • Cinderella: A Comic Pantomime

CINDERELLA: A COMIC PANTOMIME

December 4 (Preview Performance) 7 PM December 6,  7 PM December 7,  2 PM & 7 PM Where:  The nave of St. George’s Cadboro Bay-

  • Lighted Truck Convoy, Victoria, BC

LIGHTED TRUCK CONVOY

DECEMBER 7, 2019 The 21st annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy & Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2019. We are excited for this

  • Christmas Carols

CAROL ALONG WITH THE CARILLON

DECEMBER 1, 2019    FROM 4:30 - 5:15 Gather under the Netherlands Centennial Carillon with your fellow singers, family, friends and pooches for a one-of-a-kind carolling

  • Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights Visitor in Victoria

CHRISTMAS AT BUTCHART GARDENS

DECEMBER 1, 2019 - JANUARY 6, 2020 Colourful lights, carollers, ice skating and festive fare—Christmas is a cheerful time of year at The Gardens. Experience

  • Tuba Christmas, Victoria, BC

TUBA CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 14, 2019  FROM 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MARKET SQUARE, DOWNTOWN VICTORIA Tuba Christmas Victoria presents an annual gathering of Tuba and Euphonium players

  • Christmas Parade in Sidney, BC

SIDNEY SPARKLES CHRISTMAS PARADE

DECEMBER 1, 2019 FROM 5:00 - 6:00 Join Peninsula Celebrations Society for the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm

  • Christmas Trees

CHARITY CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Saturday November 30, 2019 10:00am – Sunday December 1, 2019 2:00pm Double Tree Victoria - 777 Douglas It’s time to decorate for the holidays! Bring

  • Christmas horse drawn trolley

HORSE DRAWN TROLLEY RIDES

Sunday December 1, - December 22, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until

ON-GOING EVENTS

This is for long-term events that may span several months or more!

  • Christmas decorations

FOREST OF WISHES

Saturday November 30, 2019 8:00am – Thursday January 2, 2020 5:00pm On November 30, 2019 the Chateau Victoria’s “Forest of Wishes”

  • Ladysmith Festival of Lights

LADYSMITH LIGHT UP

NOVEMBER 28, 2019 LADYSMITH, BC It's a little bit of a drive ... but well worth it! On Thursday, November

  • Sidney Nativity Exhibit

SIDNEY NATIVITY EXHIBIT

NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 4, 2019    FROM 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. DAILY Located at: The Church of Jesus Christ

  • Festival of Trees, Bay Centre

FESTIVAL OF TREES

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 - JANUARY 6, 2020 BAY CENTRE -1150 DOUGLAS ST. Festival of Trees is a cherished community tradition

  • Christmas at Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC

CHRISTMAS IN OLD TOWN

NOVEMBER 11 - JANUARY 9, 2020 ROYAL BC MUSEUM Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago. Visit

  • Gingerbread Showcase, Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

GINGERBREAD SHOWCASE

Habitat for Humanity Victoria Gingerbread Showcase 16th November 2019 - 5th January 2020 9:00 am Daily - 9:00 pm Daily

  • Goldstream Salmon Run, Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

GOLDSTREAM SALMON RUN

mid-late October -> early December GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK - Goldstream has a world-class salmon spawning stream with thousands of Chum