10. Craigdarroch Castle

Decked out in full historic Christmas cheer, you'll have to come see the magic inside for yourself.


9. Local Businesses

Rogers Chocolate and many other businesses have turned their windows into a winter wonderland that make holiday shopping a true treat. 


8. Chinatown

Lit up with all sorts of festive lights, Chinatown emits a colourful and festive light. 


7. Inn at Laurel Point

Showcasing a truly stunning collection of edible creations, Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase is an absolute must to take your Christmas to the next level. 

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6. Government Street

In Victoria the picture perfect cobblestone Government Street is lined with lit up trees, cute decorated shops and other spots that truly showcase the unbelievable amount of Christmassive Joyification in the city. 

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5. The Bay Centre

Home to Victoria's Festival of Treesthe Bay Centre takes Christmas to a whole new level with a stunning winter wonderland and a unique Win it Forward initiative that includes lots of giveaways. 


4. Local Pubs

With a next level Christmas drinks and live music, you'll realize in no time that the joy, laughter and warmth of Christmas have been hiding at the Bard and BankerIrish Times and other pubs all along. 

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3. Centennial Square

Completely decked out in lights and home to a festive Ferris wheel, this is the spot to sip some hot cocoa and listen to carollers.  


2. The Butchart Gardens

The Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens is nothing short of extraordinary! Find yourself between displays of the twelve days of Christmas, marvel at thousands of lights that turn the Gardens into a feast for the eyes and skate to the sound of Christmas carols. 


1. Legislature

Victoria's centerpiece and most iconic building, the Legislature lights up with festive lights and brings the holiday spirit to all those lucky enough to experience Christmas in the city.

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This list is by no means complete. Most of Victoria's squares, alleys and buildings stun with fantastic decorations and numerous events make Victoria the ideal Christmas destination.