Get in the magical spirit of Christmas in Victoria. With plenty of events and family activities the city will leave you and your family humming carols and overly excited to see what Santa brought by this year.
Nothing is more festive than beautifully played Christmas carols and a nativity scene. Market square, home to Victoria's largest mistletoe, will resonate with the sound of Christmas carols at the annual Tuba Christmas, played by more than 65 tuba players. For a truly unique experience the whole family will love, visit Topaz park to watch the large cast of actors, sheep, donkeys and llamas put on the Livre Outdoor Nativity Pageant.
Add some excitement to this Christmas and take your family on a special trip! Reach new heights at the Ferris wheel at Centennial square and enjoy Victoria's lights from above. For another special experience, hop on a free horse-drawn trolley ride through the city's beautifully decorated core.
Get in the Spirit
Do you have some family movie favourites that you just have to watch every Christmas? Bring blankets and hot chocolate to watch the classics under the stars and with a beautiful view of the city at the Starlight Cinema at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa. On a rainy day, discover Christmas in the Old Town at the Royal BC Museum or wander through the beautifully decorated Craigdarroch Castle.
Discover Victoria's Classics
No Christmas in Victoria is complete without a visit to see the most mind-blowingly beautiful Christmas trees, most creatively designed gingerbread houses and the city's best-dressed teddy bears. For a beautiful walk, start at Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase at the Inn at Laurel Point, make your way to Bear Wear at the Hotel Grand Pacific and finish at the Festival of Trees at the Fairmont Empress.
Find the Magic
Nothing is more festive than spending some quality time with your family at a place to so magical that every Grinch believes in Santa Claus by the end of the night. The new skating rink at the Fairmont Empress offers perfect family fun with a beautiful view of the inner harbour. For a stunning display of lights, an outdoor skating rink and a Christmas carousel look no further than The Butchart Gardens, experts in all things magical.