Ballet Victoria presents The Gift

December 18th, 2016
En pointe by chris.alcoran

En pointe by chris.alcoran

Date: December 27th to 29th @ 2:00pm
Location: Royal Theatre at 805 Broughton
Websites: https://www.balletvictoria.ca/

“A uniquely wonderful Christmas ballet to Tchaikovsky’ timeless Nutcracker score. The Victoria Symphony whisks you away with the dancers and flurry of wonderful characters who celebrate Christmas together. The little mischief of a young girl sparks an exciting adventure and a world of unexpected wonder when she opens a present brought by her uncle despite his warning.”

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Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

December 17th, 2016
The Sound of Music by elycefeliz

The Sound of Music by elycefeliz

Date: December 23rd & 26th-30th @ 7:00pm; 30th @ 2:00pm
Location: The Vic Theatre at 808 Douglas
Websites: http://thevic.ca/item/singalonga-sound-of-music-2016

Enjoy this holiday classic with friends and family as the theatre comes alive with the Sound of Music! Join us for the sing along event of the year, and relive the Sound of Music like never before.

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Victoria Philharmonic Choir Family Christmas Carol Sing-Along Concert

December 16th, 2016
Family Christmas Carol Sing-along poster by vpchoir.ca

Family Christmas Carol Sing-along poster by vpchoir.ca

Date: December 21st @ 7:00pm
Location: St. Mary the Virgin Church at 1701 Elgin
Websites: http://vpchoir.ca/

A community sing-along of traditional carols, with risers filled with toddlers to grandparents, backed up by sophisticated four-part harmony and a small dose of serious choral repertoire, all in one Christmas concert! This year’s concert includes joyous music by JS Bach accompanied by a chamber orchestra and contemporary music by Bob Chilcott and familiar-to-many John Rutter.

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James & Jamesy’s O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

December 15th, 2016
James & Jamesy O Christmas Tea by jamesandjamesy.com/O-christmas-tea/

James & Jamesy O Christmas Tea by jamesandjamesy.com/O-christmas-tea/

Date: December 19th & 20th @ 7:30pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse at 3 Centennial
Websites: http://jamesandjamesy.com/o-christmas-tea/

As part of their Vancouver Island Tour, the award-winning British comedy duo will celebrate the holiday season with their outrageously witty theatrical escapade O Christmas Tea. “When catastrophe strikes at James & Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world in tea, the pair leap into action – using spectacular imagination, physical feats, and uproarious humour to keep afloat.” The pair will bring ingenuity and a dash of Christmas cheer to the evening.

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St. Andrew’s Carol Sing

December 13th, 2016
Date: December 15th @ 11:30am
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 680 Courtney
Websites:  http://standrewsvictoria.ca/?page_id=2479
“Join your voice with ours” for a Victorian traditions. Hot apple cider, cookies, carols and musicians will all be present!
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On Christmas eve my church by TCDavis

On Christmas eve my church by TCDavis

Date: December 15th @ 11:30am
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 680 Courtney
Websites: http://standrewsvictoria.ca/?page_id=2479

“Join your voice with ours” for a Victorian traditions. Hot apple cider, cookies, carols and musicians will all be present!

For more information visit the website.

#forthePeace: An Evening with Kathryn Calder, Zoe Duhaime & Jeremy Loveday

December 12th, 2016
BC Peace River by tuchodi

BC Peace River by tuchodi

Date: December 14th @ 7:00pm (doors 6:30pm)
Location: Victoria Event Centre at 1415 Broad
Websites: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/forthepeace-an-evening-with-kathryn-calder-zoe-duhaime-jeremy-loveday-tickets-29638230746

Poets for the Peace, Social Environmental Alliance, Farmland Protection Coalition and Social Coast present: #forthePeace: an evening to support Peace River Protectors. For those with accessibility requirements, please contact us at poestsforthepeace@gmail.com. All proceeds will go to groups saying no to the Site C dam on the Peace River in Northeastern B.C. see poetsforthepeace.ca for more information.

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Victoria International Airport Holiday Music Program

December 11th, 2016
O du frohliche, o du selige by Nacho Rascon

O du frohliche, o du selige by Nacho Rascon

Date: December 12th to 16th & 19th to 23rd
Location: Victoria International Airport at 1640 Electra Blvd
Websites: http://www.victoriaairport.com/news/2015/2015-holdiay-music-program-schedule

Bands, choirs and soloists will perform at various times in the Arrivals Hall to festively welcome travelers and locals alike! See the full program schedule through the like listed.

For more information visit the website.

Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night

December 10th, 2016
IMG_9466-246 by Tony Sprackett

IMG_9466-246 by Tony Sprackett

Date: December 31st @ 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Inner Harbour at 812 Wharf
Websites: http://spirit150victoria.ca/first-night/

Look forward to a grand New Year’s Eve celebration in our beautiful Inner Harbour on the final night of 2016! This free event includes a spectacular three-dimensional digital light show and firework display, musical performances, food, and other fun activities. The fireworks display will be times with those in our nation’s capital of Ottawa. The main stage for the event will feature a diverse range of regional and local talent. Headlining the First Night celebrations will be Vancouver-based Dear Rouge, the husband and wife Juno-winning duo, B.C. resident and Cuban-born Alex Cuba and Vic High R & B Performance Band, The Midnights, and two additional acts still to be announced.

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Celebrate the Season with Stories at Helmcken House

December 9th, 2016
A Snowy Day Lands on Victoria's Parliament Buildings by B.C. Ministry of Transportation

A Snowy Day Lands on Victoria's Parliament Buildings by B.C. Ministry of Transportation

Date: December 17th @ 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
Websites: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/calendar

With winter about to nip at our noses listen to stories capturing the anticipation of the season, “the turning of the world from dark to light, of gifts and ghosts – told by the hearth at Helmcken House. This is part of the Stories at Helmcken House series, where experienced tellers delight audiences of all ages with folktales, myths, legends and personal stories from around the world.”

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CBC Radio & Our Place presents “A Christmas Carol”

December 8th, 2016
A Christmas Carol 7684 by Mraz Center for the Perfo...

A Christmas Carol 7684 by Mraz Center for the Perfo...

Date: December 12th @ 6:30pm
Location: First Metropolitan United Church at 932 Balmoral
Websites: https://www.ourplacesociety.com/christmas-carol

This reading of Dickens’ Classic Tale, “A Christmas Carol” featuring Shelagh Rogers, Bob McDonald, Arthur Black & more. Louise Rose & the Open Door Choir at Our Place will also lead the audience in a Christmas Carol sing-a-long!

For more information visit the website.