Nanaimo

Nanaimo Winter Events – Valentine’s Day Flower Bouquet Workshop

Are you tired of spending a lot of money on Valentine’s Day? Do you want to give that special someone in your life a more meaningful gift than the same old roses (which are expensive this time of the year!), chocolates, or a stuffed animal? Some of the best gift ideas don’t come in a store, and not everyone can receive flowers without their allergies going into overdrive! This year, give your spec...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Super Hero Fun

Do you and your family live in Nanaimo? Are you looking for something fun to do that the whole family can enjoy? Come on over to Beban Park Pool then for an afternoon of family fun! The Pool will be host to a Super Hero Fun event where kids and their parents can play around! There will be a super slip & slide, a supervillain obstacle course, a water balloon toss, a splash competition, an aqua jous...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Vancouver Island Symphony presents: Mozart and a Drum Roll

Vancouver Island Symphony’s ‘Mozart and a Drum Roll” will be performed in Nanaimo on Saturday, January 20th.  Christopher (Kyung Won) Lee, principal clarinet with the Vancouver Island Symphony, is the guest artist for this 2018 opening performance.  This is going to be a night of wonderful music and celebration – Christopher Lee just got married. He and his new wife, Jenny, met about a year ago wh...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Snowed In Comedy Tour 2018

Come see this successful Canadian comedy tour live at the Port Theatre! Now in its tenth year of running, this troupe of four internationally renowned Canadian comedians continues to make more and more people laugh year after year. It has now performed in Australia, the US, Switzerland, and France, and has grown to be one of the largest comedy tours in Canada. This amazing show offers four unique ...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Family New Year’s Eve Party

Do you have kids and want to do something fun with your family for New Year’s Eve in Nanaimo? Come over to Beban Park’s Recreation Centre then for the annual Family New Year’s Eve Party! This year join in for the Space Jam Finale, which will feature two countdowns as we blast off from 2017 to 2018. The countdowns will take place at 8pm and 10pm to accommodate kids of all ages! Kids and families al...

Nanaimo Winter Events – New Year’s Ball 2017

Do you live in Nanaimo or want to visit for New Year’s Eve? Are you looking for something exciting to do this year to ring in 2018? If so, come join in the fun in the heart of Nanaimo’s downtown core for the New Year’s Ball! This year’s event will feature live music from Nanaimo’s favourite dance party group Johnny Inappropriate. They’re a high-energy, 5-piece cover and entertainment band based on...

Nanaimo Winter Events – 58th Annual Polar Bear Swim

The annual Frank Ney Memorial Polar Bear Swim returns to Nanaimo, now in its 58th year of running! Sponsored mainly by Royal LePage Nanaimo, this is a free event that gives brave souls the opportunity to jump into the freezing ocean on the shot of a flare. Entries of all ages are accepted from 3 1/2 to the oldest participant of 97 years old! A bonfire will be held on the beach as well as a fire in...

Nanaimo Winter Events – 11th Annual Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular

The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular returns! Join in the fun in Nanaimo this year for this festive event taking place at the Port Theatre downtown. Now in its 11th year, the YCS has become a family tradition within central Vancouver Island. Come and see for yourself this celebration of the Christmas season, which will include an extravaganza of music, dancing, Christmas lights, and decorations. ...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Winter Harp 2017

An audience favourite in Nanaimo makes a comeback! Winter Harp returns to the Port Theatre with its stunningly beautiful performance in celebration of both winter and Christmas. This world-class ensemble of harps, singers, medieval instruments, flutes, violins, and percussion has brought people joy and happiness for the past 24 years. Dressed in medieval clothing, the musicians will be playing sev...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Nanaimo’s Santa Claus Parade

People of Nanaimo, it’s your chance to meet Santa! On December 2 he’ll be starring in Nanaimo’s Christmas parade, a light-up parade at night that’s sure to be fun for the whole family! Before the parade begins, Santa will be hanging out at the Gingerbread Village in the Vancouver Island Convention Center, which will be at the Gordon Street entrance. The parade will be lining up 2 hours prior to th...

Ladysmith Winter Events – Ladysmith Festival of Lights 2017

An annual Vancouver Island tradition returns! From the last Thursday in November until the first Sunday in January, Ladysmith BC will brighten the skies with thousands of twinkling Christmas lights. The grand opening is a fun-filled and family-oriented festival that rings in the holiday season. On November 30 there will be the 30th annual Ladysmith Light Up, kicking off this 6-week Festival of Lig...

Nanaimo Winter Events – Vancouver Island Symphony Presents: Reindeer Games

On December 2 at 7:30, the Vancouver Island Symphony is excited to be presenting Reindeer Games with the wild and whacky Festive Brass quartet at the Port Theatre.  After such a popular sold-out performance in previous years, we wanted to share this fun-for-the-whole-family show once again. Merriness, magic, and a dash of madness are on this musical menu. The Festive Brass delivers Christmas music...

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