Christmas Lights Across Canada

December 7th, 2016
Christmas lights by Chris Campbell

Christmas lights by Chris Campbell

Date: December 8th @ 6:00pm
Location: Parliament Buildings at 501 Belleville
Websites: https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/visiting-the-legislature

Join the rest of Canada with the lighting of the provincial Christmas tree and Parliament Buildings. The Honourable Linda Reid, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, invites you to the Parliament Buildings to enjoy festive choral and band performances and seasonal treats.

For more information visit the website.

Victoria Bach Ensemble Advent Concert

December 6th, 2016
David Barss & Michael Drislane by victoriabachensemble.com

David Barss & Michael Drislane by victoriabachensemble.com

Date: December 7th @ 7:30pm
Location: Church of Saint John the Devine at 1611 Quadra
Websites: http://www.victoriabachensemble.com/

In its 13th year, the Victoria Bach Ensemble presents an exciting Advent program of instrumental & vocal works. Founded by trumpeter David Barss & keyboardist Michael Drislane, the ensemble feature outstanding local musicians dedicated to spirited performance. Program includes a Goldberg Variations Suite, Trio Sonatas in G & A Minor, Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, & Cantata 51 with soprano Nancy Washeim.

For more information visit the website.

Christmas LEGO Display

December 5th, 2016
020b_WW_17.05.20 by eddi2268

020b_WW_17.05.20 by eddi2268

Date: December 2nd to 21st @ 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Mary Winspear Centre at 2243 Beacon
Websites: http://distinctlysidney.ca/event/christmas-lego-display-2/

The Victoria LEGO Users Group designed a creative and whimsical LEGO display for children of all ages to enjoy!

For more information visit the website.

16th Annual Classical Christmas Concert

December 4th, 2016
Victoria's Childrens Choir by victoriachildrenschoir.ca

Victoria's Childrens Choir by victoriachildrenschoir.ca

Date: December 5th @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Christ Church Cathedral at 930 Burdett
Websites: http://victoriachildrenschoir.ca/

The Victoria Children’s Choir: 90 students in Concert, Recital, and Prelude ensembles, as well as alumni singers – The Victoria Baroque Players – Gentlemen from the St. Christopher Singers Singing Schubert’s Mass in G major, winter carols, traditional music, new compositions, and sing-a-long songs from Canada and around the world.

For more information visit the website.

A Christmas Story

December 3rd, 2016
christmas story by s_herman

christmas story by s_herman

Date: November 25th to December 31st; Wed/Thurs@7:30pm & Fri/Sat@8:00pm
Location: Chemainus Theatre Festival at 9737 Chemainus Theatre Rd, Chemainus
Websites: http://chemainustheatrefestival.ca/our-shows/a-christmas-story/

“It’s a familiar yuletide tale: the all-consuming wish for one special gift. For 9-year-old Ralphie, that coveted present is an Official Red Ryder carbine-action BB gun. Follow the bespectacled tyke’s quest in this tale of decoder pins, furnace explosions, leg lamps, and more festive adventures. Share this charming, wistful remembrance of simpler times with loved-ones! Based on the popular holiday film.”

For more information visit the website.

Annual Glowtini Contest

December 2nd, 2016
Christmas Martini 01 by Tom Hilton

Christmas Martini 01 by Tom Hilton

Date: December 8th @ 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Royal Canadian Legion at 120 Blain, Salt Spring Island
Websites: http://christmasonsaltspring.com/event/2016-glowtini-contest/?instance_id=238

One of the highlights of Salt Spring Island Christmas event calendar! Competitors will be from various establishments and judges will order their drinks at the event. Money raised benefits the Copper Kettle which helps people in need in the community.

For more information visit the website.

IEOA Truck Light Convoy & Food Drive

December 1st, 2016
Staging grounds by Chris Campbell

Staging grounds by Chris Campbell

Date: December 3rd @ 5:45pm to 8:30pm
Location: Starting at Ogden Point
Websites: http://www.ieoa.ca/

This annual event is one of the highlights to start this festive season. Commercial and services trucks are decorated to the nines with Christmas lights and create a convoy that travels throughout the Capital Region. As they are traveling they collect nonperishable food items for the local food banks and donations all to help the Mustard Seed Food bank.

For more information visit the website.

Ogden Point Light Up and Christmas Market

November 30th, 2016
Lucky Man by Raul Lieberwirth

Lucky Man by Raul Lieberwirth

Date: December 3rd @ 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Ogden Point – Pier A at 189 Dallas
Websites: http://www.gvha.ca/events/events-calendar/4th-annual-ogden-point-light

This family event includes Santa’s workshop, a local Christmas market, food trucks, kids’ crafts and holiday music. Warm-up with hot chocolate and watch Ogden Point light up with thousands of Christmas lights as the Truck Convoy goes by. All non-perishable food items and cash donations will go to support the Mustard Seed and local food banks.

For more information visit the website.

Christmas Craft Beer Show

November 29th, 2016
My Christmas beer by Chrissy Hunt

My Christmas beer by Chrissy Hunt

Date: December 2nd @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm; 3rd @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre at 1925 Blanshard
Websites: http://www.selectyourtickets.com/event.php?event_id=1593

“The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year, and it should be celebrated in the same manner! This event will allow the multitude of fantastic local micro-breweries to gather together to display their seasonal products as well as their brewery favorites to both beer lovers and food beverage professionals ahead of the holiday season.”

For more information visit the website.

Viennoiserie Baking Class at The Fickle Fig

November 28th, 2016
Home-made croissants by Nicolas Connault

Home-made croissants by Nicolas Connault

Date: November 29th @ 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: The Fickle Fig Farm Market at 1780 Mills
Websites: http://www.theficklefig.ca/csaprogram

Learn to bake your own Danish’s and Puff Pastry dough! The Fickle Fig Farm Market is a year-round farmers’ market, bakery & bistro, featuring seasonable, sustainable, local, organic farm produce and products from the Saanich Peninsula. Classes are limited to 10 people so register soon!

For more information visit the website.