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Christmastime is a Clause for Celebration


Christmas in Victoria is bursting with festive activities, from strolling along the dazzling Inner Harbour, shopping along our cobblestone streets, sipping on Christmas cocktails at our charming pubs and lounges or attending any of the events happening all season long. In Victoria, you can escape the crowds and chaos of the big city and rediscover your Christmas spirit!

Festival of Trees
On until January 7th
Bay Centre Mall
Vote by Donation
The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The Bay Centre, has become a cherished holiday tradition and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in the city. Join us for the 27th anniversary event, vote for your favourite tree, and support kids from your community who need the support and care only BC Children's Hospital can provide.

10th Annual Gingerbread Showcase
Parkside Hotel
On until January 6th
Free Admission
Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More than just houses, these are detailed sculptures and unique works of art crafted by professional and amateur chefs. This year’s theme is “There's No Place Like Home”. Vote for your favorite with your donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas
December 1st to January 6th
Butchart Gardens
Colourful lights, carollers, ice skating and festive fare—Christmas is a cheerful time of year at The Gardens. Experience the Magic of Christmas. Bundle up and stroll through the Twelve Days of Christmas display, sing along to the sounds of the season with Traditional Carollers or listen to the Festive Brass, then stop in at the Coffee Shop to warm up with a hot chocolate and gingerbread by the fire.

Annual Truck Light Convoy
December 1st
Starts at 5:45pm from Ogden Point to Western Speedway at 8:30pm
The Annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive will take place on Saturday December 1st and will be the kick off to this holiday season! This family friendly event brings over 80 decorated trucks showcasing their festive spirit along a 35km route from Ogden Point to Western Speedway! Those wanting to give back and donate non perishable food can drop off donations at designated collection spots along the route the night of the event.

Christmas at the Market
Victoria Public Market
On until December 24th
Join Santa at the Christmas Market on December 1st, 8th & 15th from 12:00-3:00pm, there will also be a free Gingerbread decorating station! Come down for a stroll and enjoy the festive decor, delicious food, and amazing Christmas shopping.

There is always fresh coffee and tea to enjoy in our lobby! Be sure to pour a cup, get comfortable on our sectional sofa and be warmed from the glow of our lobby fireplace during your stay.
These are just a few of the many events for this holiday season around beautiful harbour city. Start planning your visit to Victoria, BC! Call or book online for the best available rates at our Victoria, BC Inner Harbour hotel!