May 17 to December 31, 2019
Join us for the world premiere of Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises—an extraordinary exhibition of 300 artifacts highlighting Maya civilization past and present. Discover a powerful culture that rose in the tropical rainforests of Guatemala thousands of years ago, and learn how science and belief shaped the Maya identity from ancient times to present day.
December 1, 2019 to January 6, 2020
Colourful lights, carollers, ice skating and festive fare—Christmas is a cheerful time of year at The Gardens. Experience the Magic of Christmas. Bundle up and stroll through the Twelve Days of Christmas display, sing along to the sounds of the season with Traditional Carollers or listen to the Festive Brass, then stop in at the Coffee Shop to warm up with a hot chocolate and gingerbread by the fire.
November 11, 2019 to January 9, 2020
Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago. Visit the wood-cobbled streets lined with festive garlands and see the shops decked in seasonal finery.
November 15, 2019 to January 6,2020
Habitat Victoria’s premier fundraising event, The Gingerbread Showcase, is presented by Revera and hosted by The Parkside Hotel & Spa. The event brings together professional and amateur bakers from around the region in support of the work of Habitat Victoria.
November 29, 2019
Join us for our Annual Marina Light Up Kick-off at the Causeway Marina docks in the inner harbour. Walk the docks to explore the lighted vessels while you sip on free hot chocolate.
November 29 to December 1, 2019
Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyricism of classical ballet performed by stars of the Kyiv Ballet (National Opera of Ukraine) with the strength and power of Ukrainian folk and character dance. This classic tale of young Clara and her dream Prince incorporates Ukrainian traditions and symbols, grand orchestral versions of Tchaikovsky’s legendary score, and lavish sets and costumes designed by National Opera of Ukraine’s Maria Levitska. Exuberant entertainment!
December 3 to 22, 2019
Everything brilliant, everything worth living for. She writes lists; lists that she hopes will inspire her mother to see the joy in life. She’s been writing these lists since she was seven. A heartrending and hopeful play about the lengths we go to for those we love.
December 5th from 6 – 7:30 PM at the BC Legislature
Come celebrate the lighting of the provincial Christmas tree and Parliament Buildings! Enjoy festive performances outside then join us inside for more music and seasonal treats.
Thursdays in December 4pm-8pm
Each Thursday over the holiday season the Market will be open until 8pm so that you can enjoy dinner, shopping, live music, and even take in one of our Christmas themed workshops! All of our permanent vendors will be open, as well as lots of local artisans to shop from! We’ll even have beer, wine, and mulled wine available to purchase and drink while you browse around shopping! The bar will be open from 5pm – 8pm each evening.
December 14 & 15, 2019
The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular is a celebration of music, dance, lights and decorations. This year’s singing and dancing extravaganza includes musical medleys of well known songs by Billy Joel, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, a nostalgic war time set, a Broadway medley of Singin’ in the Rain songs, a Celtic set, music from Amelie, Bing Crosby’s classic ‘White Christmas’ as well as many more classical hits and Christmas favourites.
Presented by Ballet Victoria with the Victoria Symphony
December 27 to 29, 2019
Accompanied by the Victoria Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, this modern take on The Nutcracker follows Clara on a reimagined Christmas classic journey filled with wonderful new characters. From Harlequin dolls to dragons and fairies, a few mice and a Nutcracker ballerina, it’s an amazing holiday performance for the whole family.
This is one of our flagship tours that provides a superb overview of Victoria’s history in Old Town, Chinatown and around the harbour, but goes beyond the basics and includes current issues, and architecture.
Christmas in Old Town and Ghosts of Christmas Past Tours available in December.
Our friendly and knowledgeable guide will whisk you off on an adventure that you wont forget! Passing through an old growth rainforest, then climbing to the top of the Malahat Mountain range, you will experience stunning views before arriving at our first stop. Wine tastings, cider tasting, lunch, and world famous balsamic vinegar are all part of the gorgeous Cowichan Valley.
Select from Craft Brewery Tour, Brewery & Bites Tour, or Wine Cider & Vineyard lunch tour.
Scenic hikes and tours expertly guided in and around beautiful Victoria by local photographer and long time resident, as he shares with you his favourite vistas and hidden gems!
From ballet to Victoria Symphony, from plays to live bands, enjoy live entertainment.
The Bard & Banker is one of the very few places in Victoria offering live music 7 nights a week starting at 9pm, no cover charge except on New Years Eve and St.Patrick’s day. We feature mostly local musicians from Victoria with others coming from surrounding islands and the mainland. Sunday nights are “unplugged,” drawing inspiration from the MTV Unplugged Series, where all the music was performed acoustic and interactive with the audience.