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Best Things to Do in Victoria during the 2023 Holiday Season!
November 16, 2023

Best Things to Do in Victoria during the 2023 Holiday Season!

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Image courtesy of Uncovering BC

The holiday season is upon us, and Victoria, BC, transforms into a winter wonderland with festive events and activities that capture the spirit of the season. Here are the five best things to do this holiday season in Victoria:

1. WinterFest at the Royal BC Museum

Step into a world of enchantment at WinterFest, hosted at the iconic Royal BC Museum. This celebration, proudly sponsored by our team at Prince of Whales , offers a delightful mix of holiday-themed exhibits, interactive displays, and festive performances. WinterFest is a must-visit for families and individuals eager to immerse themselves in the magic of the holidays.

2. Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre

Witness the Bay Centre transform into a twinkling forest of creativity with the Festival of Trees. Local businesses and organizations decorate stunning Christmas trees, each telling a unique story. Take a stroll through this sparkling display, and don’t forget to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. The Festival of Trees is not only a visual delight but also a heartwarming event that supports a good cause, with funds raised benefiting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

3. Twelve Days of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

Experience the Twelve Days of Christmas brought to life in the enchanting Butchart Gardens. Each section of the gardens represents one of the classic twelve days, adorned with festive lights, decorations, and themed displays. A stroll through these illuminated gardens is a magical journey that captures the essence of the season. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and embrace the holiday spirit surrounded by the natural beauty of Butchart Gardens.

4. Victoria’s Truck Parade Downtown on November 25th, 2023

Mark your calendars for the dazzling Annual Truck Parade, a beloved tradition that lights up the downtown streets on November 25, 2023. Marvel at a convoy of festively decorated trucks adorned with twinkling lights, spreading holiday cheer as they wind their way through the heart of Victoria. Bring the family, grab some hot cocoa, and enjoy the truck parade as the downtown streets come alive with the spirit of the season.

5. Christmas Spirit Market in Metchosin on December 2nd

Venture to Metchosin and discover the Christmas Spirit Market—an artisanal haven for holiday enthusiasts. Browse through stalls filled with unique gifts, handmade crafts, and festive treats. The market creates a charming atmosphere where you can connect with local artisans, enjoy live music, and find that perfect, one-of-a-kind holiday gift.

This holiday season, Victoria, BC is the place to be to embrace the festive spirit and create lasting memories with family and friends. From enchanting exhibits and sparkling displays to community parades and artisan markets, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant city. Make the most of the season and indulge in the magic of Victoria’s winter celebrations!

Image courtesy of Victoria Buzz and Doug Clement Photography

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