Victoria BC

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...

Victoria Winter Events – Ogden Point Light Up

Come join in the fun at Ogden Point in Victoria as they brighten up the harbour for the season! A parade, more specifically the Island Equipment Owners Association Lighted Truck Convoy, start at 5:45pm from the parking lot. Come check out all of the trucks before they depart. Santa himself will be arriving in the harbour via tugboat, so keep your eyes peeled! Here are some other cool things to do ...

Victoria Winter Events – Victoria Festival of Trees 2017

The Victoria Festival of Trees is a beloved Christmas tradition! This year’s festival will take place at the Bay Centre on Douglas Street. You can come and view all of the spectacular Christmas trees on display, and even vote for your favourite ones! All of the funds raised at this event support the BC Children’s Hospital and their Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports programs and servi...

Victoria Winter Events – Victoria Symphony Presents: Christmas Pops

Come and celebrate the Christmas season with the Victoria Symphony! They will be performing both popular and classic holiday pieces in their family-friendly presentation. The orchestra will be joined by the talented voices of the Vox Humana Chamber Choir and soprano Kathleen Brett. Giuseppe Pietraroia will be the conductor for this event. Tickets are available now online. Visit the Royal & McPhers...

Victoria Winter Events – Christmas in Old Town

Have you ever wondered what Christmas in Victoria BC was like many years ago? Now is your chance to find out! The Royal BC Museum in Victoria presents their Christmas in Old Town exhibit, available for viewing starting on Thursday November 16. Take in all of the enchanting sights and sounds of Christmas from long ago. The wood and cobblestone streets will be lined with festive wreaths and garlands...

Victoria Winter Events – Out of Hand Artisan Fair

For 28 years there have been fine crafts, artisan food, and one-of-a-kind creations made by some of British Columbia’s most professional and creative artisans that were consistently curated and sourced at this event. Now for its 29th year the tradition continues. Produced by Carmen Degelman, this annual event combines new-to-you designers and craftspeople with familiar and well-established artisan...

Victoria Winter Events – Little Owl Children’s Fair

Come see what Victoria’s only holiday fair for kids has to offer! The Little Owl Children’s Fair features all sorts of unique handmade and upcycled gifts for sale specifically meant only for babies, kids, and teens. Expect to find colourful knits and clothes, dress-up gear, Waldorf-inspired fabric and wooden toys, and more. Come support local crafters and find a unique treasure this season! There ...

Victoria Winter Events – Merry & Bright

Join Intrepid Theatre for an evening of good food, good drinks, and good company at their signature holiday fundraiser of the year! All proceeds made at this event support Intrepid Theatre. There will be a live and silent auction, a complimentary tasting hour, and delicious cocktail catering. You could win a fabulous prize from the auctions such as theatre tickets, gift packages,  and one-of-a-kin...

Victoria Winter Events – EFM’s Christmas Market

The final market of 2017 is just around the corner – it’s the Esquimalt Farm Market’s (EFM’s) Christmas Market! Over 60 vendors will have lots of locally made and grown products for you, including (but certainly not limited to!): Fresh local produce Baked goods Artisinal breads Clothing Handmade gifts Gourmet food Wine and beer samples Pottery And more! Live music will be played throughout the day...

Victoria Winter Events – Metchosin Hall Christmas Craft Fair

Why not shop local this year in Victoria BC? The Metchosin Hall Christmas Craft Fair is a tradition that has lasted for over 25 years. Over 25 tables will feature wonderfully handmade and local products. Find the perfect gift for loved ones this year! There will be pottery, preserves, photography, art, and so much more for sale. Concession will also be available if you get hungry! Proceeds from th...

Victoria Fall Events – 8th Annual Vintage Holiday Fair

An event that’s fun for the whole family! Check out some cool vintage treasures at this year’s Vintage Holiday Fair, now in its eighth year of running. Over 40 booths will be filled with many delightful and vintage collectibles that would make a great gift! Enjoy a heartwarming Remembrance Day tribute performed by The Millies along with some classic holiday songs. There will also be a Roaming 1950...