Ballet BC Special 30th Anniversary
In 2015, Ballet BC celebrates 30 years with a triple bill program that includes three of the world’s most exciting choreographers and 14 finely trained ballet dancers. A rich and varied program from a company that is commanding attention across the continent.
Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase
Feast your eyes and nose on creative inspirations constructed from gingerbread. More than just houses, they are detailed sculptures and unique works of art created by professional and amateur chefs. Vote for your favorite and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. A spirit rousing experience, the gingerbread creations will leave your mouth watering and your eyes wanting more.
The Festival of Trees
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.
First Chance Christmas Craft Show
Showcasing the talents of 80+ juried artisans' unique handcrafted gifts, glorious food, live entertainment and hourly give-a-ways. Meet the artists and enjoy the finest of handcrafted holiday shopping. Support the Sidney Lion's Foodbank! Bring a foodbank item for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Barney Bentall & the Cariboo Express.
Island Farms Santa Light Parade
Date: November 28
Location: Along Government St from Belleville St to Chatham St
Time: 5:45pm to 7:00pm
Official Website: HERE
Bring the family to this festive, annual parade to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy an array of dazzling floats and marching bands that travel along the magically lit Government Street from Belleville to Chatham Street. Meet up at the Capital Iron parking lot for free treats courtesy of Island Farms.
This annual event is Vancouver Island’s most prestigious artisan show; it features a diverse selection of contemporary crafts from across the province, an artisan food market and indie fashion. Out of Hand has been providing shoppers the opportunity to buy local, high quality, thoughtful & unique gifts directly from the source for 26 years.
Salmon Run At Goldstream Park
Experience the Goldstream annual salmon run at its finest with transportation to and from the park, and a chance to witness one of nature's phenomena's with a local interpretive guide. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! Discover the amazing adaptations of spawning salmon, with a dynamic nature tour and a hands on dissection of a spawned out salmon. This tour will leave you fascinated with one of our West Coasts most iconic species.