Christmas Toy Drive

December 3rd, 2017
Toys for Shriners Hospital by Vernon Area Public Library

Toys for Shriners Hospital by Vernon Area Public Library

Date:  December 3rd @ 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Victoria Public Market at 1701 Douglas St.
Websites: https://www.facebook.com/events/127687644654828/

Bring down an unwrapped toy, and in exchange we will provide you with a delicious doughnut from Yonni’s Doughnuts, and a coffee from Discovery Coffee for the first 200 gifts! All toys will go towards children around our community to all have a gift to open on Christmas morning.

For more information visit the website.

Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

December 2nd, 2017
Horse Drawn Carriage Horses by DVBA

Horse Drawn Carriage Horses by DVBA

Date:  December 2nd-3rd, 9th-10th, 16th-17th & 23rd @ 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Downtown Victoria
Websites: https://downtownvictoria.ca/holidays-downtown/

Every weekend in December the horse-drawn trolleys will circulate through downtown to enjoy the sounds and sights of the holidays. See the website for the set route.

For more information visit the website.

Nerdy Days of Christmas Craft Fair

December 1st, 2017
A very nerdy Christmas by Ginny

A very nerdy Christmas by Ginny

Date:  December 2nd @ 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Market Square at 560 Johnson St.
Websites: https://www.facebook.com/events/126597268041034/

“Find unique handmade gifts at this Christmas craft fair for the geeks and nerds in your life.” Door prizes, Santa visits, great fun and popcorn will all be present. Proceeds go to support Victoria’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information visit the website.

37th Annual Dickens Fair

November 30th, 2017
Dickens Fair 2017 by David Yu

Dickens Fair 2017 by David Yu

Date:  December 2nd @ 10:00am to 4:30pm
Location: James Bay Community Centre at 140 Oswego St.
Websites: https://jamesbaymarket.com/dickens-fair/

A community tradition since the 1970s is one of Victoria’s oldest and best-loved Holiday Craft Fairs. Our local artisans offer a great variety of quality and affordable products that will appeal to everyone. With over 70 vendors you can find something for everyone with plenty of food, crafts and gifts.

For more information visit the website.

Anne of Green Gables

November 29th, 2017
Anne of Green Gables by Sora

Anne of Green Gables by Sora

Date:  December 1st & 2nd @ 8:00pm; 2nd & 3rd @ 2:00pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse at 3 Centennial Square
Websites: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/anne-of-green-gables-2017-mcpherson-playhouse

Part of Canada’s 150 celebrations Victoria Operatic Society will open their season with a production of Canada’s longest-running musical. “This timeless piece of Canadiana is filled with unforgettable characters and bring the comical adventures of spunky red-headed orphan Anne Shirley to life as she wins over her new family and the rest of Prince Edward Island with her spirit and imagination in this heartwarming story about love, family, and home.”

For more information visit the website.

The Nutcracker

November 28th, 2017
Nutcracker by Patrick McDonald

Nutcracker by Patrick McDonald

Date:  December 1st @ 7:30pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton St.
Websites: http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/alberta-ballet-nutcracker-2017-royal-theatre

This Classical Ballet will be straight out of a children’s book with sets and costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown. You will be transported back to 19th century Russia by Choreographer Edmund Stripe and Composer Pytor Tchaikovsky. Everyone young and old will be captivated by the magic of this beloved holiday classic.

For more information visit the website.

Film Festivus

November 27th, 2017
Film by SonnySixteen

Film by SonnySixteen

Date:  December 1st @ 6:00pm
Location: Victoria Event Centre at 1415 Broad St.
Websites: http://www.cinevic.ca/events/

Enjoy this holiday-themed short film screening by local filmmakers shot specifically for this event. An interesting twist is all entries will have been shot the weekend before the festival giving filmmakers only 72 (ish) hours to write, shoot, and edit, their entire films! A fundraising silent auction will be available during the event as well.

For more information visit the website.

Christmas Craft Beer Show

November 26th, 2017
BEER by neur0tica

BEER by neur0tica

Date:  December 1st @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm; 2nd @ 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Save On Foods Memorial Centre at 1925 Blanshard St.
Websites: http://christmascraftbeershow.com/

The fantastic local micro-breweries will come together to display their seasonal products as well as their brewery favourites to both beer lovers and beverage professionals ahead of the holiday season!

For more information visit the website.

Nautical Nights Speaker Series: Refugium Artists and Poets

November 25th, 2017
Admiration by Shantel Jang

Admiration by Shantel Jang

Date:  November 30th @ 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Maritime Museum of BC at 634 Humboldt St.
Websites: http://mmbc.bc.ca/events/list/

Inspired by poetry from Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, twenty-two visual and performing artists responded to a selection of poems from the anthology edited by Yvonne Blomer. Several of these artists and poets will be featured during this event with an hour of interactive conversations of a shared love of the ocean will be discussed.

For more information visit the website.

So You Think You Can Dance

November 24th, 2017
Dance by Luciana Ruivo

Dance by Luciana Ruivo

Date:  November 29th @ 7:30pm
Location: Save On Foods Memorial Centre at 1925 Blanshard St.
Websites: http://sofmc.com/event/so-you-think-you-can-dance-3/

Celebrating its 14th season, the top 10 finalists will perform along with two All-Stars, Jasmine Harper and Marko Germar. Enjoy an exciting night part of the seasons tour!

For more information visit the website.