December Events

Ballet Victoria Presents: The Gift

Dates: December 27-29
Location: The Royal Theatre
Time: 2:00PM
Official Website: HERE

The Victoria Symphony will whisk you away to a fantasyland where nothing exists except you, the music, and the wonder filled story of The Gift, Ballet Victoria’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at a family Christmas Eve party. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at the Royal Theatre box office, online, or by calling 250-386-6121.

The Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas

Dates: December 1 - January 6
Location: The Butchart Gardens
Time: 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Official Website: HERE

Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carolers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening from December 1st through January 6th, it's refered to as the Magic of Christmas season.

The Festival of Trees

Dates: November 18 - January 5
Location: The Bay Centre
Official Website: HERE

Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees creates a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals come together and decorate trees in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent and always beautiful fashion. The festival invites visitors to browse through the holiday displays and donate to vote for their favourite trees. At the same time, the event offers sponsors an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate community leadership, show their creative talents and support child health.

A Victorian Christmas at Craigdarroch Castle

Dates: December 1-31
Location: Craigdarroch Castle
Time: 10:00AM to 4:30PM
Official Website: HERE

Craigdarroch Castle is a National Historic Site and stunning example of Victorian architecture. Decorating the Castle for the Christmas season takes many hours and involves a number of staff and volunteers. The transformation is amazing as the rooms are presented in traditional Victorian fashion and original period toys peak out from under the Christmas trees. The decorations are on display throughout the month of December and we always offer a wide selection of music, theatre, culinary events and children’s performances. Self-guided tours occur daily, additional events throughout December.