November 15, 2018 – January 7, 2019
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.
November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Feast your eyes and nose on creative inspirations constructed from gingerbread. More than just houses, these are detailed sculptures and unique works of art created by professional and amateur chefs. Vote for your favourite and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria at Inn at Laurel Point.
November 15, 2018 – January 7 27, 2019
A cherished holiday tradition, this lush forest of beautifully decorated trees will adorn The Bay Centre and Fairmont Empress. Funds raised support BC Children’s Hospital. Be sure to look for Magnolia Hotel’s tree while you are there!
November 23-25, 2018
A celebration of fine crafts, artisan food, craft distilleries and one-of-a-kind fashions.
November 24, 2018
Begin your Christmas Season in Victoria with the magical Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade! Floats and bands, entertainment and lots of fun for the entire family! Join us afterwards at Centennial Square for refreshments from Island Farms and witness SANTA OFFICIALLY DECLARE CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIA OPEN! Make sure to bring your donation for the Mustard Seed Food Bank!
December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Thousands of lights throughout the gardens, holiday wreaths, Twelve Days of Christmas displays, carolers, ice skating and festive dining. Festive Brass and Traditional carolers nightly 5pm-9pm.
November 30 – December 2, 2018
A snowy pond hockey game, a battle on Parliament Hill, Mounties, and a cast of Canadian critters make this production memorable. Performed to live music by the Victoria Symphony. Subscribers can buy the best seats at early-bird prices before they go on sale to the general public in mid-August.
December 1 – 30, 2018
Discover a variety of live holiday entertainment at The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society, including: the Nutcracker, Rock-N-Soul Christmas, Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular, Baroque Christmas, Christmas with the Rat Pack, The Gift and more!
December 1 – 30, 2018
Discover the ghosts of Christmas past with historian John Adams’ stories on this walking tour of Victoria.
October 30 – November 25
A surreal comedy about friends, real and imagined. Thai is sixteen. Her father has left and her mother finds solace at the bottom of a wine glass. Mustard, her imaginary friend, is still living under her bed and he doesn’t want to leave her. Sandler won the 2016 Dora Mavor ‘Moore Award for Outstanding New Play for this magical twisted fairy tale about love, desire and moving on.
November 7-24, 2018
Set during the dangerous build up to World War II, young William Beech is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley. All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to war-torn London. Winner of the 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, this wonderfully uplifting tale inspires audiences and brings generations together.
November 16-17, 2018
Dance Me – Music by Leonard Cohen | Choreographed by Ihsan Rustem, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Andonis Foniadakis. A vibrant dance homage to poet and musician Leonard Cohen. In five seasons that reflect five stages in the late singer–songwriter’s life, Dance Me paints a multifaceted portrait of the man who gave us Hallelujah and So Long Marianne. Dance, music and videos bring Cohen’s compositions to the stage in dance.
November 23 – December 2, 2018
Based loosely on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. With songs that rock and a story that resonates, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous.
November 30 – December 2, 2018
Enjoy the Royal Winnipeg Ballet production of Nutcracker. A snowy pond hockey game, a battle on Parliament Hill, Mounties, and a cast of Canadian critters make this production memorable. Performed to live music by the Victoria Symphony.
May 18 – December 31, 2018
Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.
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.
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.