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Hello holiday season!

From parades to Christmas trees, here are 10 things to do in Victoria this weekend.

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Things To Do In Victoria This Weekend

Friday, November 23

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.

Market | Abeego’s Makers Market

Abeego Makers Market will have over 15 of Victoria’s most popular local makers + floral and photo workshops. Admission is free.


Photo: BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Saturday, November 24

Christmas | Children’s Christmas Kick Off At The Empress

Kick off the holiday season with cookie decorating and hot chocolate. Admission is by donation.

Parade | 37th Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade

Come out for a fun filled afternoon and evening of fun with the 37th Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade and join the community before and after in “Christmas Square.”

Following the parade the jolly man himself, Santa will be handing out free Cookies and milk to all the good girls and boys in Centennial Square and they will turn the lights on to the Square at 7:00 p.m. sharp! Come on down for games, fun, great food and loads of entertainment!

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.

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, November 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.