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Victoria Events

Whether you're planning a wedding or coming to Victoria for one of the city's many annual events, Victoria draws visitors from all over the world. We have events you will not want to miss including the hilarious family fun of the Victoria International Buskers Festival, booming music festivals like Rifflandia and a smorgasbord of food and beverage festivals including Victoria Beer Week.

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Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

Dates: June 03, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
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Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years in the past to as recently as 10,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. And now they're coming to the Royal BC Muse... more

Annual Gingerbread Showcase

Dates: November 19, 2016 to January 02, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Inn at Laurel Point
Type: Special Events
Time: 9am-9pm
Location: Inn at Laurel Point
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Victoria's Inn at Laurel Point is once again hosting Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase, benefiting Habitat for Humanity Victoria Saturday November 19 - Monday January 2, 2017 9am - 9pm. The event brings together professional and amateur bakers from across Canada and highlights their creativity, while supporting the... more

Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tours

Date Range: December 02, 2016 to January 01, 2017
Upcoming Dates: December 09, 2016 , December 10, 2016 , December 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Tourism Victoria
Type: Special Events
Time: 7:30pm - select days, see below
Location: Tourism Victoria
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Get ready to hear favourite yuletide haunting takes on the popular 90-minute walking tour, "Ghosts of Christmas Past." A Songhees legend, a Christmas Eve murder, the "White Lady" of Bastion Square (who is said to have made her first appearance at Christmas in 1861) and many more spooky stories will ... more

Christmas in Old Victoria Walking Tours

Date Range: December 03, 2016 to December 18, 2016
Upcoming Dates: December 10, 2016 , December 11, 2016 , December 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Venue: Bastion Square
Type: Special Events
Time: Saturdays: 1pm, Sundays: 10:30am
Location: Meet outside 26 Bastion Square
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Get into the holiday spirit and discover how Christmas was observed in early Victoria on this 90-minute leisurely historical walking tour through Old Town. Start inside a heritage building for a short history of Christmas traditions, then head out through the festive streets to hear true stories about the season, inclu... more

10th Annual Carol-Along with the Carillon

Dates: December 04, 2016
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
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Gather on the upper courtyard of the Royal BC Museum with your fellow singers, family and friends. Guest carillonneur, Jon Lehrer will accompany the Newcombe Choir below in a one of a kind carolling party. Hot chocolate and cookies help to make the season bright. more

On-Going Events

Double Your Jackpot

Date Range: StartedJuly 03, 2016
Upcoming Dates: December 11, 2016 , December 18, 2016 , December 25, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Sunday 2pm
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Double Your Jackpot | Every Sunday | 2pm Double your Jackpot, up to $1,000 Earn entry ballots with every Jackpot you win (Over $400) Come back on Sundays starting at Noon to place your ballots into draw barrel Draw every Sunday at 2pm Must be present to win Entry ballots can be entered into draw at either View Roya... more

Roam with the Mammoths in IMAX®

Dates: July 05, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Playing daily, visit website for show times and tickets.
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Discover the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. A wondrous world of ice where sabre-toothed cats, giant sloths and the iconic mammoths roam. You’ll also discover the modern day with researchers delving into the past and meet ... more

Discover the Ocean as Never Seen Before in IMAX®

Dates: September 16, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: IMAX Victoria (Inside the Royal BC Museum)
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various
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Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean” is a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Playing daily in stunning... more

Last Player Standing Holiday Drive Away

Dates: November 01, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: View Royal Casino
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Finale draw at 9pm
Location: View Royal Casino
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Enter to win a brand new Subaru on your next visit to the View Royal Casino. All you have to do is swipe your Encore card at the Casino on any day now through Dec 12th to be entered. There will be draws every Monday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm & Saturday at 2pm. Winners of these draws will receive a spot in the finale dr... more

Art Exhibition: the absence of the origin of its likeness

Dates: November 04, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Open Space Contemporary Arts Society
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Opens Friday November 4th, 7:30 PM. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12PM - 5PM.
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Has this photograph been digitally altered? Did the scene it show actually occur? Since the photograph’s invention, people have been enamored by the image’s resemblance to its subject. But changes in the field of photography like digital imaging and editing have brought this into question. In the absence of t... more

Artist Aura Arindam - Fernwood Inn Art Show & Sale

Dates: November 15, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am to 10pm
Location: Fernwood Inn
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Aura is currently showing her artworks for the months of November and December at the Fernwood Inn in Victoria, BC. It is a nicely restored pub/restaurant where you can have a meal in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Aura Arindam Originally from the province of Ontario in Canada, Aura Arindam studied for her Master&... more

Wildlife Tour & High Tea

Dates: November 16, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From 12.30pm - 6.30pm
Location: Gatsby Mansion
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Looking for the perfect gift? Give your loved ones the gift of adventure and relaxation all in one. Join SpringTide for an exhilarating 3 hour Marine Wildlife Tour on a high speed open Zodiac. Return to the city to relax and warm up with a delicious High Tea at the Gatsby Mansion. Experience the best of Victoria ... more

Festival of Trees

Dates: November 17, 2016 to January 03, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Bay Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Location: The Bay Centre and The Fairmont Empress
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  Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees in support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation. This year the Festival has "branched" out across the city! The Festival of Trees is decking the halls of The Bay Centre with 65 trees on display and returning to their "roots" at T... more

Little Gems 2016: Holiday and Art Craft Fair

Dates: November 19, 2016 to December 18, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The Bay Centre - CACGV Community Gallery
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Little Gems Holiday Art and Craft Fair: Call for Submissions The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is pleased to host another instalment of Little Gems: Holiday Art and Craft Fair at 636 Fort Street in The Bay Center. It is a festive event that connects local artists getting in the holiday spirit with their com... more

2nd Annual Parkside Snow Globe

Dates: November 25, 2016 to January 06, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Parkside Hotel & Spa
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 9am - 9pm
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The Parkside Hotel & Spa is shaking things up again this year! You’re invited to take a journey through a living snow globe, all within the hotel’s atrium! Catch a snowflake to take home with you! The Parkside Hotel & Spa will feature beautifully decorated trees with all snowflake ornaments availabl... more

A Christmas Story

Dates: November 25, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Chemainus Theatre Festival
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Wed/Thurs 7:30 Fri/Sat 8pm
Location: Chemainus Theatre Festival
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it’s a familiar yuletide tale: the all-consuming wish for one special gift. For 9-year-old Ralphie, that coveted present is an Official Red Ryder carbine-action BB gun. Follow the bespectacled tyke’s quest in this tale of decoder pins, furnace explosions, leg lamps, and more festive adventures. Share this cha... more

Festive Christmas High Tea at The Teahouse

Dates: November 25, 2016 to January 08, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: Abkhazi Garden
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Indulge in our four-course Festive Christmas High Tea by the warmth of the fire as Princess Abkhazi would have intended. On the menu:    Hot Honey-Buttered Crumpets with Housemade Lemon Marmalade Freshly Baked Currant & Cranberry Scone with Devonshire Cream and Housemade Preserves Fres... more

Merridale's Enchanted Courtyard Light Up

Date Range: November 25, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Upcoming Dates: December 09, 2016 , December 10, 2016 , December 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Join us in the Merridale courtyard and orchard for our 3rd annual light-up. Imagine twinkling lights on the trees, perhaps a dusting of snow on the orchard floor, and a warm cup of mulled cider, Yuel Fuel, to warm the cockles of your heart. Stroll by the North Pole, Santa's workshop and so many more holidays displays. I... more

Celebrate the Season in Silver and Gold: An Art Exhibition

Dates: November 26, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Alcheringa Gallery
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various, see below
Location: Alcheringa Gallery
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Join us for a curated exhibition that features the glittering brilliance of our talented artists. Featuring work by Catherine Blackburn, Chris Cook III, Bill Helin, Dorothy Jarvis, Edward Joe, Mark Preston, Ernest Swanson and Dylan Thomas. Opening reception November 26th, 2 - 5pm, with artist demonstrations. Galle... more

Christmas at the Market

Dates: November 26, 2016 to December 24, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 11am-3pm
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Join us for Christmas at the Market! We'll have everything you need for under the tree, and on the table! We'll have lots of local artisans selling their goods, plus the delicious food at our permanent vendors! Santa will be visiting the Market on December 3rd, 10th and 17th from 12-3pm. We'll have Live Music December 3r... more

Inner Harbour Marina Light Up

Dates: November 26, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 4pm
Location: Causeway/Ship Point
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Don’t miss out the Marina Light Up starting November 26. Be delighted by the many colourful boats in the Inner Harbour lit in a vibrant display of Christmas lights. Be sure to include the Inner Harbour marinas in your Christmas activities list and experience the Christmas spirit of downtown Victoria. more

Merridale's Holiday Dinner Series

Date Range: November 26, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Upcoming Dates: December 09, 2016 , December 10, 2016 , December 11, 2016
Recurrence Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Venue: Merridale Ciderworks
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Starting November 25th we launch our holiday series with our orchard light-up every Friday, Saturday and Sunday – think holiday liqueur releases, Yuel Fuel, and special treats in the store. Each weekend we’ll be showcasing a fresh new menu for you to enjoy. When you join us, don’t forget to explore the ... more

Sidney Nativity Exhibit

Dates: November 26, 2016 to December 05, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Nov 26th to Dec 5th 2pm-9pm Daily
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
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This Annual Nativity Exhibit is celebrating it's 10th year! Creches are on display from all over the world, some dating back to the 1900s making this event more of a historical Christmas display! Free Admission! Crafts and games for children. more

Christmas in Old Town

Dates: November 29, 2016 to January 09, 2017
Recurrence Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: On-Going Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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The sights and sounds of Christmas long ago! Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery. more

Shockheaded Peter

Dates: November 30, 2016 to December 17, 2016
Recurrence Recurring daily
Type: On-Going Events
Time: Various - see below
Location: Paul Phillips Hall
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Theatre Inconnu presents: SHOCKHEADED PETER – A JUNK OPERA by Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermott & The Tiger Lillies This “Junk Opera” (a term used to describe the work of The Tiger Lillies, an English trio of cabaret-style musicians) is based upon the German cautionary-tales book for childr... more

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