Victoria holiday events

It feels like somehow we’ve gone from Halloween to mid-November in the blink of an eye! That means that my favourite time of year is quickly approaching. I love the holidays for the time with family and friends, delicious dinners, game nights … and the many family events and activities that are held around town. Read on to find out more, and perhaps discover a few new events to experience with your family!

2017 Victoria Holiday Events & Activities for the Whole Family

Victoria Festival of Trees
When: November 15th 2017 – January 2nd 2018
Where: The Bay Centre

Gingerbread Showcase
When:
November 18th 2017 – January 2nd 2018
Where: Parkside Hotel

Marina Light Up
When: Friday November 24th 2017, 5:30pm
Where: Inner Harbour

Santa at Mothering Touch
When: Friday November 24th 2017, 2-6pm & Saturday November 25th 2017, 2-5pm
Where: Mothering Touch

Christmas Children’s Kick Off
When: Saturday November 25th 2017, 2-5pm
Where: Fairmont Empress Library

Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade
When:
Saturday November 25th 2017, 4:45pm
Where: See the parade route

S’mores on the Veranda
When: November 25th – December 23rd 2017, Friday-Sunday, 4pm-close
Where: Q at The Empress – the veranda overlooking the Inner Harbour

Oak Bay Christmas Light Up and Festival
When:
Sunday November 26th 2017, starting at 2pm
Where: Oak Bay Village

Movie Night at the Market
When: Wednesday November 29th 2017, 7pm
Where: Victoria Public Market

Driving Tour of Christmas Lights
When:
A week or two before Christmas
Where: All around town – route map can be found in the Times Colonist

The Christmas Express
When: December 1st-3rd, 8th-10th, 15th-17th & 20th-23rd 2017, 4-9pm
Where: BC Forest Discovery Centre

Father Christmas in Old Town
When:
December 1st – 17th 2017, Friday-Sunday, 11am-2pm
Where: Royal BC Museum

Gingerbread House Challenge at Panorama Recreation
When: December 1st – 31st 2017
Where: Panorama Recreation

Winspear Festival of Trees
When: December 1st 2017 – January 2nd 2018
Where: Mary Winspear Centre

Christmas at Butchart Gardens
When:
December 1st 2017 – January 6th 2018
Where: Butchart Gardens

Breakfast with Santa at Oak Bay Recreation Centre
When: Saturday December 2nd 2017, 9-11am
Where: Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Holiday Storytime & Elevenses
When: Saturday December 2nd 2017, 11am
Where: Bastion Books

Ogden Point Christmas Light Up
When: Saturday December 2nd 2017, 3-5:30pm
Where: Ogden Point

IEOA Truck Light Convoy
When: Saturday December 2nd 2017, leaves Ogden Point at 5:45pm
Where: Parade route runs from Ogden Point to the West Shore

Breakfast with Santa
When: December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th and 23rd 2017, 10am-1pm
Where: Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Free Cookie Decorating at the Victoria Public Market
When: Saturdays December 2nd, 9th & 16th 2017, 12-3pm
Where: Victoria Public Market

Free Pictures with Santa at the Victoria Public Market
When: Saturdays December 2nd, 9th & 16th 2017, 12-3pm
Where: Victoria Public Market

Sea Shirt Sunday – Holiday Edition
When: Sunday December 3rd 2017, 1-3pm
Where: Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade
When: Sunday December 3rd 2017, 5pm
Where: Beacon Avenue, Sidney

Esquimalt Celebration of Light
When: Sunday December 3rd 2017, 5pm
Where: The parade begins at Canteen Road and proceeds along Esquimalt Road to the Arena

Santa Claus Brunch at the Inn at Laurel Point
When: Sundays December 3rd, 10th & 17th, 11am-2pm
Where: The Inn at the Laurel Point

Colwood Christmas Light Up
When: Wednesday December 6th, 2018, 6-8pm
Where: Colwood City Hall

Santa’s Pancake Breakfast at Burnside Gorge Community Centre
When: Saturday December 9th, 9-11:30am
Where: Burnside Gorge Community Centre

Tuba Christmas
When: Saturday December 9th 2017, 1-3pm
Where: Market Square

Tea for Tutu with Ballet Victoria
When: Tuesday December 12th & Wednesday December 13th 2017, 2-3pm
Where: Kirk Hall

Breakfast with Santa & Kindergym
When: Thursday December 14th 2017, 9:30-11:30am
Where: Greenglade Community Centre

Winter Holiday Storytime
When: Saturday December 23rd 2017, 10:30-11:15am
Where: Sidney/North Saanich Library

Winter Wonderland Family Carnival at Panorama Recreation
When: Saturday December 23rd 2017, 11am-3pm
Where: Panorama Recreation

Kids Fest
When: Thursday December 28th – Friday December 29th 2017, 11am-3pm
Where: British Columbia Aviation Museum

For more Holiday fun, check out our guide to 2017 Holiday Craft Fairs Around Greater Victoria

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