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

  • Out of Hand Market, Victoria

OUT OF HAND MODERN MARKET

NOVEMBER 22 - 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM CRYSTAL GARDEN - 713 DOUGLAS ST For over 30 years Out of Hand Modern Market has been a much anticipated holiday tradition offering a highly curated selection of beautiful goods made by hand by over 100

  • 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 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

  • 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 performing in support of the Times-Colonist Christmas Fund.

  • 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 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

  • 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 your family and pick out a gorgeous local island-grown Christmas Tree at our annual Charity Christmas Tree sale. Join us at the Doubletree Victoria on Nov 30th and Dec 1st

  • 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” Display will be ready for the public to compliment the 38th Annual Island Farms Santa’s light Parade so head down early and avoid the crowds.  This is your chance to be among the first to

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  • Children's Christmas Kick-off

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS KICK-OFF

NOVEMBER 30, 2019  FROM 2:00 - 4:30 Fairmont Empress Hotel 721 Government Street Kick off the holiday season with cookie decorating and hot chocolate. Afterwards join the local celebration on Government Street for Victoria’s Annual Santa Claus Parade. Parade begins at 5pm. *All proceeds go to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

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  • 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 December 22, 2019 Horse-drawn trolleys will circulate through downtown (December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22) making it easy to take in all of the sights and sounds

  • Helmcken House Christmas Visitor in Victoria

HELMCKEN HOUSE OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 20 - 31, 2019 (CLOSED ON 25TH)  DAILY FROM     12 - 2 INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION TO MUSEUM OR MEMBERSHIP Step through the doors of the oldest house in British Columbia still on its original site and experience what Christmas was like in Victoria more than 100 years ago. Decorations, music and first-hand accounts

  • 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 28th, 2019, it’s the 32nd Ladysmith Light Up, kicking off the 6-week Festival of Lights. First Avenue will be CLOSED TO TRAFFIC from 3:00 pm until after Light Up. WE ALSO ASK THAT PEOPLE PLEASE

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