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Seasonal Events

Find exciting events through all four seasons in Victoria. With hundreds of festivals, you can be confident your visit will probably coincide with one or more amazing local cultural, culinary, musical or other celebrations.

SPRING

Victoria's mild climate and scenic surroundings are just part of the reason why the city is known as a year-round vacation destination. Spring in Victoria is especially lovely, and brings celebrations of everything from boating to theatre. Some springtime event highlights include:

  • Victoria Beer Week – April 1-9, 2022
  • Cherry Blossoms – March-April
  • Victoria Day Parade – May 23, 2022

Spring blossoms at Hatley Castle

Canada Day July 1

SUMMER

Long, warm days and star-filled evenings give extra hours to savour the best Victoria has to offer. Food, drink and fun await, and thanks to an abundance of sunshine, colourful blossoms line the city streets. Some summer event highlights include:

  • Indigenous Cultural Festival
  • Victoria International Jazz Fest - June 24 - July 3, 2022
  • Canada Day - July 1
  • Symphony Splash
  • Classic Boat Festival - September 4-6, 2020 

FALL

The days may be shorter, but there’s no shortage of things to do on a crisp autumn day in Victoria. The brilliant colours of fall hint at the vibrant, diverse festivals of the season. Some fall event highlights include:

  • Brewery & The Beast Culinary Festival – May 25, 2022

  • Salt Spring Island Apple Festival  – October 2, 2022

  • Art of the Cocktail – October, 2022

  • Salmon run: mid-late October to early December  

Rifflandia Festival

Christmas lights on the Parliament Buildings

WINTER

From holiday lights on the Parliament Buildings, Father Christmas at the Royal BC Museum, to the jingle of horses pulling carriages and clip clopping down the cobblestone streets—winter in Victoria is truly magical.

  • Festival of Trees – November 26 - January 2

  • Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens – December 1 - January 6

  • Christmas Lights Across Canada – December 6 - January 6

  • Chinese New Year – January 22, 2023

Upcoming Events

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Glo Restaurant Dine Around Victoria Gala Submission

Jan 19, 2023

Dine Around Gala Launch Event

Crystal Gardens

Dec 1 - Jan 1, 2023

Holiday Light Tours with L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services

Jun 18 - Feb 28, 2023

Robert Bateman: Heart and Home Exhibit

The Bateman Gallery

Dec 3, 2022

The 41st Annual Dickens Fair

James Bay Community Center 140 Oswego Street

Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2022

VEC Speakeasy

Victoria Event Centre

Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2022

Breakfast With Santa at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Nov 29 - Dec 21, 2022

Holiday Movie Nights at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Dec 3, 2022

UVic Winter Choral Concert: Celebrate!

Christ Church Cathedral

Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2022

Nerdy Days Of Christmas Craft Fair

Market Square

Dec 16, 2022

A WONDERHEADS Christmas Carol - Victoria

McPherson Playhouse

Dec 31, 2022

THE GRANDEST OF EVENINGS - FAIRMONT EMPRESS NYE GALA

CRYSTAL BALLROOM AT FAIRMONT EMPRESS

Nov 25 - Jan 2, 2023

CHRISTMAS ON THE VERANDA

Fairmont Empress

Dec 20, 2022

FAIRMONT EMPRESS - HOLIDAY TURKEY TO GO

Fairmont Empress

Dec 25, 2022

FAIRMONT EMPRESS CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER

Fairmont Empress

Dec 31, 2022

FAIRMONT EMRPESS - NYE DINNER IN Q

Fairmont Empress

Dec 16 - Apr 16, 2023

Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum

Dec 2 - Dec 4, 2022

Nutcracker at the Victoria Royal Theatre

Victoria Royal Theatre

Dec 1 - Jan 6, 2023

Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

Dec 4, 2022

Carol-Along with the Carillon

Royal BC Museum

Dec 16, 2022

Daniel Lapp’s Home for Christmas Concerts

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2022

The Polar Express - Limited Feature Film at IMAX Victoria

Royal BC Museum: IMAX

Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2022

All That Glitters X – Jewellery Fundraising Exhibition

The Avenue Gallery

Dec 11, 2022

Pancakes & Pajamas

Hotel Grand Pacific

Nov 14 - Dec 25, 2022

Dining Events at Hotel Grand Pacific

Hotel Grand Pacific

Dec 1 - Dec 25, 2022

Forest of Wishes

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Dec 9, 2022

A Christmas Carol: dramatic reading

First Metropolitan United Church

Nov 23 - Dec 14, 2022

Floral Watercolour Painting Online

Zoom

Nov 26 - Dec 17, 2022

Garry Oak Watercolour Painting

The Bateman Gallery

Nov 11 - Jan 1, 2023

Christmas At Haunted Manor Victoria

Haunted Manor: Mini-Golf + Ping Pong Lounge

Dec 17, 2022

Christmas Time Is Here with the Attila Fias Quartet

Hermann's Jazz Club

Dec 3, 2022

Esquimalt Winterfest

The Carleton Club

Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2022

Into the Woods: musical at The Ridge Playhouse

The Ridge Playhouse

Nov 19 - Dec 10, 2022

Sandra Froher at Leaf Modern Gallery

Leaf Modern Gallery,

Dec 3, 2022

Christmas Market 2022

Patio Gardens

Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2022

Indigenous Artists Market

Royal BC Museum

Nov 14 - Dec 4, 2022

IMAX Victoria: Serengeti 3D

IMAX Victoria

Dec 2 - Dec 31, 2022

Victoria Harbour Lights - A Winter Dream

Inner Harbour Causeway

Dec 10, 2022

COOKEILIDH - Celtic Christmas at Craigdarroch Castle

Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2022

Cozy Christmas Self-Guided Food Tour with Off the Eaten Track

Steamship Terminal (Passport Pick-Up and Starting Location)

Dec 9 - Dec 16, 2022

Beer & Cookies Virtual Tasting Event with Off the Eaten Track

Zoom (Virtual)

Nov 21 - Dec 5, 2022

Card Making with Penned Creations at Irish Times

The Irish Times

Jan 7, 2023

Christmas Tree Chipping Fundraiser

McKenzie Elementary (Back Parking Lot)

Dec 15, 2022

The Gift of Christmas Music

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Dec 9, 2022

Art Battle Victoria: Holiday Edition! - December 9, 2022

Victoria Event Centre

Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2022

Christmas at Point Ellice House

Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens

Nov 26 - Jan 2, 2023

14th Annual Gingerbread Showcase

Parkside Hotel & Spa

Dec 4, 2022

VCC presents Songs for Midwinter

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

Dec 10, 2022

Ensemble Laude presents Aurora

First Metropolitan United

Dec 7, 2022

Arbutus Singers 25th Anniversary Christmas Concert

Alix Goolden Concert Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2022

Sightseeing Victoria presents: Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

Dec 15, 2022

A Winter's Eve at Point Ellice House

Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens

Jan 28, 2023

Public Open House at the Art Gallery of Victoria: Heart of the House

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2022

Winter Afternoon Tea at the Pendray Tea House

Pendray Inn and Tea House

Dec 11, 2022

SEASONAL CLASSICS

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Dec 4, 2022

Hip Hop Trivia

Sonora Bar & Grill

Nov 28 - Dec 23, 2022

Studio 106 Holiday Market

Studio 106

Dec 3 - Dec 31, 2022

Festive Share Plates Brunch at Aura Restaurant

Aura Restaurant

Dec 3 - Dec 31, 2022

Festive Share Plates Brunch at Aura Restaurant

Aura Restaurant

Dec 4, 2022

Miracle on Government Street at the Irish Times

Irish Times Pub

Nov 18 - Jan 1, 2023

Craft Christmas Memories at Merridale

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Dec 31, 2022

Let's Get Fizzy NYE 2023

Craft Beer Market Victoria Harbour

Dec 25, 2022

Christmas Day Dinner in The Dining Room

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Dec 25, 2022

Christmas Day at FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room

FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room

Jan 29, 2023

Chinese New Years Celebrations

Gates of Harmonious Interest

Dec 3, 2022

Chris and John Bateman’s Heart & Home Tour

The Bateman Foundation

Dec 10, 2022

44th Annual TubaChristmas

Market Square

Dec 10 - Dec 11, 2022

Moss Street Holiday Market

Sir James Douglas Elementary