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Once a year or once-in-a-lifetime events you won’t want to miss!

  • Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade, Sidney, BC

SIDNEY SPARKLES CHRISTMAS PARADE

DECEMBER 2, 2018  STARTS AT 5:00 p.m. Join Peninsula Celebrations Society for the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 pm along Beacon Avenue in Downtown Sidney! Brrrr. It’s cold (and sometimes rainy) You just never know what the weather will be like on Parade day. Come prepared by packing layers and

  • Christmas Kayak Light Parade

PADDLING PARADE AND POTLUCK

DECEMBER 15, 2018    FROM 3:30 - 6:30 PACIFICA PADDLE SPORTS Join our paddling community for a fun, relaxed paddling parade along the shores of Brentwood Bay. We'll set up the kayaks and paddle boards with lights, and set out at sunset for a one hour parade around the bay. Dress according to the weather,

  • Carillion Victoria, BC

CAROL ALONG WITH THE CARILLION

SUNDAY DECEMBER 9, 2018    FROM 4:30 - 5:15 Gather under the Netherlands Centennial Carillon with your fellow singers, family, friends, and pooches. Provincial Carillonneur Rosemary Laing will accompany the choir in a one-of-a-kind carolling party. Hot chocolate and cookies help to make the season bright, and at the end of the 45-minute set, the

  • Marina Light up, Victoria, BC

MARINA LIGHT UP

NOVEMBER 30, 2018  FROM 5:30 - 6:30 INNER HARBOUR, VICTORIA Join us for our Annual Marina Light Up Kick-off at the Causeway Marina docks in front of the Empress Hotel and walk the docks to explore the lighted vessels while you sip on free hot chocolate. Stay tuned, we have Christmas surprise up our sleeve!

  • Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights Visitor in Victoria

CHRISTMAS AT BUTCHART GARDENS

DECEMBER 1 - JAN 6, 2019 Colourful lights, carollers, ice skating and festive fare—Christmas is a cheerful time of year at The Gardens. Experience the Magic of Christmas. Bundle up and stroll through the Twelve Days of Christmas display, sing along to the sounds of the season with Traditional Carollers or listen to the Festive

  • Christmas at Helmcken House Royal BC Museum Victoria BC

HELMCKEN HOUSE OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 17 - 31, 2018  FROM 12-4 HELMCKEN HOUSE - NEXT TO ROYAL BC MUSEUM Step through the doors of the oldest house in British Columbia still on its original site and experience what Christmas would have been like in Victoria over one hundred years ago. Decorations, music and first-hand accounts will take you back to Christmas past.

  • Christmas at Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC

CHRISTMAS IN OLD TOWN

NOVEMBER 12 - JANUARY 9, 2019 ROYAL BC MUSEUM Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago. Visit the wood-cobbled streets lined with festive garlands and see the shops decked in seasonal finery.   This is one of our Christmas favourites!  A great place to visit and get into the real holiday spirit! 

  • Lighted Truck Convoy, Victoria, BC

LIGHTED TRUCK CONVOY

DECEMBER 1, 2018 START:  OGDEN POINT AT 5:45 p.m. FINISH:  WESTERN SPEEDWAY AT 8:30 p.m. Annual Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive The IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive is on Saturday December 1, 2018 If you are watching the convoy from home on the evening of December 1 you can watch the convoy

  • Festival of Trees, Victoria, BC

FESTIVAL OF TREES

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 - JANUARY 7, 2019 WHERE:  THE BAY CENTRE The 27th Annual Festival of Trees is proudly hosted by the Bay Centre. Visit us, and see the Bay Centre transformed into a lush forest of hand-decorated trees. Share in the spirit by voting for your favourite, with all proceeds supporting the most urgent

  • Tuba Christmas, Victoria, BC

TUBA CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 8, 2018  1:30 - 4:00 MARKET SQUARE - 560 JOHNSON STREET Tuba Christmas Victoria presents an annual gathering of Tuba and Euphonium players performing in support of the Times-Colonist Christmas Fund. All Tuba and Euphonium players welcome to participate.

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