1. Delight in the Festive Christmas Lights at the Legislative Buildings


2. Wander the Illuminated Cobblestone Streets

Christmas Eve

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3. Have Tea with the Bears at Hotel Grand Pacific's Bear Wear

Meryl Steep and Earl Grey enjoying the West Coast Afternoon Tea in the lobby! #BearWear #yyj #FindChristmasHere

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4. Visit the Showcase of Stunning Gingerbread Creations at the Inn at Laurel Point


5. Pick Your Favourite Amongs the Trees at the Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre

humming jingle bells lately. a lot. #yyjwhat

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6. Ride the Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square


7. Get a Kiss Under the Mistletoe in Market Square

Kissing under the mistletoe in #yyj this weekend #findchristmashere what fun!

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8. Do Your Christmas Shopping

The Christmas lights are officially on in Oak Bay #FindChristmasHere

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9. Spend the Night at a Wonderful Pub

Just like most pubs in Victoria's core, the Penny Farthing lights up at Christmas time.

10. Watch the IEOA Truck Light Convoy

From truck parade last night. Plenty more photos on our Facebook page. #yyj #vancouverisland #findchristmashere

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11. Discover Chinatown's Festive Glow and Intriguing History


12. Keep an Eye out for the Lighted Ships


13. Experience the Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens

The Sunken Garden during the Magic of Christmas! #explorebc #explorecanada #ButchartChristmas #FindChristmasHere

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14. Enjoy a Festive Drink

In addition to this wonderful Aura creation, most cocktail lounges will serve special winter creations to keep you warm.

15. Savour Delicious Afternoon Tea

The Fairmont Empress and many other tea rooms offer special Christmas tea.

16. Wander Around Town and Spot Incredibly Lit up Houses


17. Keep an Eye out for Elves

Finnegan loved popping up in unexpected places at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa last year and is bound to cross your path at some point.

18. Feel the Christmas Magic Wherever You Go in Victoria

Light painting this evening! This is my sparkler tree! ???? #findchristmashere

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