There’s so much to see & do this Christmas season.
We’ve made a list so that you can make the most of your visit to Victoria over the holidays.

The IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

Starts at the Breakwater District at Ogden Point
December 4th, 5:45 pm

Stay tuned for more details

41st Annual Dickens Fair

The Dickens Fair is one of Victoria’s oldest and best-loved Holiday craft fairs. Our curated Vancouver Island artisans offer a great variety of handmade and homemade products at affordable prices.

James Bay Community Center
December 4th 2021, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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The Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens

Christmas is a cheerful time of year at The Gardens. Experience the Magic of Christmas. Bundle up and take a winter stroll.  A time must be booked in advance, gardens are open from 3:30pm – 9:00pm during the holiday season.

Butchart Gardens
November 26 to  January 6th

Find more information here

Or book our Festive Lights Package, stay with us & get admission and cookie & cocoa at the gardens.

Christmas in Old Town

Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago. Visit the wood-cobbled streets lined with festive garlands and see the shops decked in seasonal finery.

Royal BC Museum
November 20th to January 7th

See website for more


2021 Light Up the City!

We want to “Light Up The City” and bring everyone together to enjoy the glow of Christmas!

November 15 – December 18

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Lights of Wonder

Centennial Square
December 16th – 31st

Visit their website for more information

The Gingerbread Showcase

This event brings together professional and amateur bakers from around the region in support of the work of Habitat Victoria. The theme for the 13th annual Gingerbread Showcase is The Future of Home as we invite Bakers to take a look forward, going beyond the build to consider how we might live and what changes we could make to create a brighter future for everyone.

November 20th to January 2nd

Find out more here

Annual Festival of Trees

See the Bay Center transformed into a lush forest of hand-decorated trees. Share in the spirit by voting for your favourite tree, with all proceeds supporting the most urgent health care needs of kids in BC and BC Children’s Hospital.

The Bay Center
November 27 to January 4th – Free

Learn more here

Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour

During December the Ghostly Walks team will present “Ghosts of Christmas Past,” a spooky route through Old Town that highlights some of the best seasonal ghost stories in their repertoire. Stories include: the haunted chocolate shop, a Christmas Eve assassination, the “Lady in White” who first appeared at Christmas 1861, a haunted Christmas book, a First Nations legend, and many others.

Book tickets in advance online

Christmas Shows at the Royal Theatre

Take in a show! Whether it’s the Nutcracker, Christmas Pops, O Christmas Tea or The Tenors – there’s a show for everyone.

Visit the website for more details

Carriage Tours

Watch the streets come to life and sparkle with festivities as you travel around Victoria by horse and carriage.

Visit their website for more information and to book

Magic of Christmas Artisan Fair

Join us for a two day Christmas market event featuring tons of vendors. This is a great opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done while supporting local.

November 20th & 21st

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“Out of Hand” Modern Market

Shop a gorgeous array of goods made by hand by over 100 incredible makers, designers, and artisans from BC. Shop for the holidays or for yourself!

Located at 713 Douglas Street
November 26th to 28th

Visit website for more information

39th Peninsula Co-op Santa Lights Parade

Presented by the Greater Victoria Festival Society, the parade will start at Government and Belleville Streets. The event will also be accepting non-perishable food collections and host fun events along the parade route.

November 27th, 5:30 pm

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