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From holiday gardens to skating, here are 14 things to do in Victoria this weekend.

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Things To Do In Victoria This Weekend

Friday, December 14

Garden | The Magic Of Christmas

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.

Lights | Festival of Trees

The 27th Annual Festival of Trees is proudly hosted by the Bay Centre. See the Bay Centre transformed into a lush forest of hand-decorated trees. Share in the spirit by voting for your favourite, with all proceeds supporting the most urgent health care needs of kids in BC.

Tour | Ghostly Walks

Ghostly Walks guides you through the streets of Victoria and tells you stories of the past. Tickets start at $13.

Photos | Photos With Santa

Photos With Santa returns to The Hotel Grand Pacific. Photos are by donation.

Christmas | Gingerbread Showcase

The Showcase brings together professional and amateur bakers from Vancouver Island and highlights their creativity, while supporting the work of Habitat Victoria.

Carriage rides | Tally-Ho Sleigh Rides

Experience the romance and wonder of a traditional sleigh ride! Their one-of-a-kind, elegant single-horse-drawn sleigh provides guests with ultimate luxury.

Tickets start at $145.

Treats | S’mores on the Veranda

Enjoy a selection of hot beverages in Christmas spirit and well known Christmas bites while delighting in s’mores around the fire.


Photo: BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Saturday, December 15

Carriage rides | Sidney Carriage Tours

Victoria Carriage Tours will offer festive rides through downtown Sidney on Saturdays & Sundays from December 1st- 23rd.

Tour | Wentworth Villa Tour

This is your last chance to go on this tour. Learn about the process and procedures that the restoration of the villa went through. Admission is by donation.

Tour | Historic House Tour

Drop by on any Saturday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and meet the amazing volunteers who maintain the house and garden. Join them for a guided tour Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Stroll through the garden and browse the gift shop.

History | Chinatown Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of gold miners, merchants, labourers and revolutionaries this weekend during the Chinatown Walking Tour. Tickets start at $13.

Sunday, December 16

Skating | Skate With Santa

Come skate with Santa! He will be skating during the Family Skate, while playing games on the ice, such as “pass the parcel” and handing out prizes!

Brunch | Pancakes in Pajamas

Join Santa for brunch at Hotel Grand Pacific with the whole family. Tickets start at $25.

Music | Live Music Night At The O Cafe and Bistro

Join the O Cafe and Bistro every Wednesday and Sunday night for live music. Admission is free.


Featured photo: Victoria Carriage Rides / Facebook