Archive for November, 2013

Lighted Truck Parade

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 5:45pm to 8:30pm 
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Come and enjoy the annual Lighted Truck Parade! This event aims to light up the streets and the lives of those less fortunate with the Annual Lighted Truck Parade and Food Drive.

5:45PM Trucks leave the parking lot at Ogden Point. For safety reasons, access to this parking lot is restricted to parade participants only.

6:30PM Trucks arrive at Oak Bay Village

7:00PM Trucks arrive at Yates and Douglas Street

7:30PM Trucks arrive at Helmcken and Trans Canada overpass

8:00PM Trucks arrive at Goldstream and Veterans Memorial Parkway

8:30PM Trucks arrive at Western Speedway – SANTA ARRIVES BY TRUCK

The above timing in respect to the Truck Light Convoy is approximate and everyone is invited to gather at Western Speedway for the conclusion of the parade.
Admission to Western Speedway is by cash or non-perishable food items. Coffee, hot dogs and hot chocolate are available by donation.


Lighted Ship Parade

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013


Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 6:30pm 
Location: Victoria’s Inner Harbour

After the Lighted Truck Parade passes Victoria’s Inner Harbour (approximately 6:30pm), the Lighted Ship Parade will begin. Boats of all sizes will sail through Victoria’s Inner Harbour, decorated with bright magical Christmas lights.

This is an event for the whole family to enjoy, so come down to Victoria’s Inner Harbour and enjoy the Christmas season festivities!

Island Farms Santa Light Parade

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Government Street – from Belleville Street to Chatham Street  
Time: 5:45pm to 7:00pm

The Island Farms Santa Light Parade routinely draws crowds of more than 40,000 to the streets of Victoria to take part in a festive celebration of the winter holidays. Bring the family to Victoria’s annual Christmas parade and enjoy the dazzling floats and marching bands that travel along the magically lit Government Street from Victoria’s Inner Harbour to Chatham Street. Meet up at the Capital Iron parking lot for delicious treats courtesy of Island Farms.

A National Celebration – Christmas Lights Across Canada

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Venue: BC Legislature Buildings, Victoria, BC
Time: 5:00pm

Planning a visit to Victoria at the end of November? Why not head down to the Legislature Buildings on the evening of Thursday, November 28th to celebrate the lighting of the Parliament Buildings and the Provincial Christmas tree.

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013

This spectacular event will include performances by SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus, James Bay Community School Choir, Reynolds Secondary School Carol Band and the St. Andrew’s Regional High School Choir.

Traditional refreshments will be served inside and a festive indoor Christmas tree will be on display for all to see and enjoy!

Remembrance Day

Thursday, November 7th, 2013


Date: Monday, 11 November, 2013
Venue: BC Legislative Building Grounds, Victoria, BC
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm  

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

Lest We Forget