‘Tis the season for updated profile pics, killer instagram feeds and some major FOMO inducing Snapchats. How do you achieve these monumental social media goals? Oh, well that’s the easy part. Hit the streets of Victoria with this handy dandy list and see if you can check off each item on this expertly designed holiday bucket list! Remember that although the snow may be scarce, the magic of Christmas lies within…

Let’s make some memories!

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Classic Holiday Experiences –

– Visit the Festival of Trees in the Bay Centre Mall from Nov 17 to Jan 3

– Skate at one of Victoria’s outdoor rinks (Bear Mountain, Butchart Gardens)

– Take some photos with Santa in either Mayfair or Hillside Mall

– Watch one of the many Christmas Light Up Parades in and around Victoria

– Hop in the car and scope out the Christmas Lights Tour (maps available online)

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Exclusively Victorian Events –

– Vote at the Gingerbread Showcase between Nov 19 and Jan 2

– Shop at one of the oodles of craft fairs around the island

– Try to spot each of the 12 Days of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

– Take a ride on the ferris wheel in Centennial Square

– Catch the Colwood Christmas Light Up in Colwood City Hall Weds, Dec 7th from  6-8pm

– Spook yourselves with the Ghosts of Christmas Past walking tour

– Watch the interactive players performing A Christmas Carol at Craigdarroch Castle

Take advantage of the amazing events in your city and make the most of the 2016 holiday season!

Are there any fun holiday festivities you’ve attended here in Victoria? Do you know of a spot that we have missed? Join the conversation @VictoriaHype on Facebook