Archive for December, 2011

Do you believe in the Meter Fairy? and other Christmas Fun in Victoria

Monday, December 19th, 2011

DVBA Meter Fairy

On Fridays and Saturdays in Downtown Victoria the DVBA Meter Fairy will be roaming the streets, topping up expired meters with 15 minutes of time as a special gift to those who enjoy our downtown so much. For more details about parking in Downtown Victoria please take a look below and keep your eyes peeled for a very special fairy!


Free Parking

November 26 – December 24, Saturdays from 11 am - 2 pm

The DVBA’s annual Christmas gift to you: 2 hours free parking at all five City Parkades, every Saturday until December 24th. Don’t forget to ask for a “First Hour Free” voucher wherever you shop or dine downtown, and remember the 5 City parkades are free on Sundays and holidays!  With ample parking stalls in City parkades, on-street parking, privately owned facilities, and plenty of free parking initiatives, it’s easier than you think to park downtown.  For more information, visit


The Nutcracker Suite & Sugar Plum Fair:  Canadian Pacific Ballet

December 27 – 30,  2 & 7 pm

McPherson Playhouse

Tickets start at $42 (discount available for students/seniors/children).


Cinderella and the Fairy Tale Ball

December 27 – 29, 7:30 pm & December 30, 2 pm

Royal Theatre

Ballet Victoria presents a fun-for-the-whole-family Fairy Tale Ball at the Royal Theatre.


Tickets can be purchased through the box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

For more information please visit




Christmas in Old Victoria

December 21, 2 pm

26 Bastion Square (outside)

Enjoy a 90-minute walking tour of Old Town, the historic heart of Victoria, where Christmas traditions and colourful stories abound. The program starts inside a heritage building for background discussion and stories, based on true accounts of how Christmas was celebrated during the days of Fort Victoria and the gold rush era, then (weather permitting) will continue outdoors to places close to Bastion Square. No reservations needed, purchase tickets from the guide before the tour.

Tickets: Adults $13; Students $11

For more information please visit



Christmas at the Castle

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


Decorating the Castle for the Christmas season takes many hours and involves a number of staff and volunteers. The Christmas-Fireplace-300x225transformation is amazing as the rooms are presented in traditional Victorian fashion and original period toys peak out from under the Christmas trees. The decorations are on display throughout the month of December.

The Christmas 2011 Entertainment Calendar is ready and posted here. We’ve got a number new musical selections this year as well as additional children’s entertainment. All of the day time entertainment is free with your admission to the castle.

Visit the website for more information.