Christmas events

Victoria Winter Events – Community Xmas Social and Potluck Dinner

Are you not sure what to do this Christmas? Are you by yourself or don’t have anything except microwaved tofurkey to look forward to for Christmas dinner? Ditch that idea and instead come join the Community Xmas Social and Potluck Dinner. This event brings everyone together who are without family in town, who doesn’t get along with their family, and who are just looking for a bar that is open for ...

Duncan Winter Events – The Nutcracker

Do you love the music and story of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker? This year, the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan proudly present this holiday favourite, performed by the Royal City Youth Ballet. From the moment the lights dim, you’ll be transported to a world of wonder and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic music. Wily mice are thwarted by toy soldiers and many a ballerina will reveal a ma...

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. ...

Mount Washington Winter Events – Winter Wonderland

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year? If it’s not snowing already, make this your year to have one! The Mount Washington Alpine Resort presents their Winter Wonderland event, lasting from mid-December till the start of the new year! This is your chance to enjoy Christmas with family and friends along with, yes, snow! There will be skiing, riding, snow tubing, visits from Santa, and othe...

Courtenay Winter Events – 3rd Annual Holiday Resort Walk

  Looking for something festive to do this year? Are you planning to visit or do you live in Courtenay and the Comox Valley? This event may be right up your alley! The Crown Isle’s annual Holiday Resort Walk returns this year bringing all sorts of delightful things to do for those looking to get into the Christmas spirit! Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this December you can visit the resort to ...

Courtenay Winter Events – Garden Lights & Santa’s Barn

Have you ever wondered if there are any gardens open during the Christmas season besides Butchart Gardens? Well, there is! From December 1 until the 23rd Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens in Courtenay will be open for the Christmas season. Come and visit Santa on the weekends at Santa’s Barn – he’ll be around from 11am until 4pm! During the week if you’re waiting for Santa to arrive, you can take a l...

Sidney Winter Events – Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade

Are you visiting Sidney BC this Christmas? Want to get started with celebrating this festive time of the year? Come and check out the annual Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade then, only on Sunday December 3! The parade will begin at 5pm and run through the centre of town along Beacon Avenue. It lasts about an hour, so if you want to watch the fun while outside be sure to dress warmly! The route of ...

Port Alberni Winter Events – 2017 Great Sail Past & Light Up

Are you stumped on how to get into the festive mood? Do you live in or want a reason to visit Port Alberni BC? Maybe this event can help! On December 3 the annual Great Sail Part & Light Up will be held starting at 5pm in Harbour Quay. A barbecue will be held from 5pm to 7:30pm, featuring hot chocolate and hot dogs (by donation to the AV Hospice) and chili and buns from the AV Shelter. Live music ...

Duncan Winter Events – 2017 BC Forest Discovery Centre Christmas Express

All aboard the Christmas train! This year the BC Forest Discovery Centre invites you to hop on board a 1910 steam locomotive and be taken through thousands of twinkling lights that adorn the 100 acre woods of the Centre for their Christmas Express. This is an annual tradition that draws in thousands of visitors each year. Attendance has been growing so the Centre is hoping to exceed previous atten...

Victoria Winter Events – Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! This is an annual tradition at Butchart Gardens. Tens of thousands of Christmas lights brighten up the gardens and provide some spectacular sights! Stroll your way and discover their 12 Days of Christmas displays. The scene is set as festive brass plays and traditional Christmas carolers sing some holiday classics – you can join in with them! They’ll be...

Victoria Winter Events – Sea of Lights – Lighted Ship Parade

Come join Victoria BC for an annual Christmas tradition! The Sea of Lights, a lighted ship parade off Willows Beach in Oak Bay, Cattle Point and Gyro Park at Cadboro Bay is a cherished holiday event and the unofficial kick-off to the Christmas season for Oak and Cadboro Bay’s communities. Join in for their 12th anniversary event at 6:45pm on Friday December 1. The fleet of lit boats will be led by...

Campbell River Winter Events – Starlight Shopping & Big Truck Parade

Campbell River will be kicking off the Christmas season with a bang! Mark your calendars for this HUGE Christmas event starting with the Big Truck Parade at 5pm on Friday December 1. This is an annual tradition that features decorated cement trucks (how do they turn the drum with all those lights?!), a logging truck complete with logs, snow plows, tow trucks, tractors, fire trucks including the ne...

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