The Vancouver Island Holiday Events Guide


HeroWork – A Thrill of Hope: A Night of Christmas Music

Alix Goolden Hall
907 Pandora Ave.
December 5th, 7:30 pm

A collective of musicians from the city of Victoria present a free and open concert to all. Christmas songs both old and new will be performed for your delight.

Any donations made will be gladly accepted. All donations will go to support HeroWork, a local organization that enacts renovations for the buildings of non-profit groups and charities.

HeroWork this year was behind the half a million dollar renovation to The Mustard Seed Food Bank and Street Church.


Cinecenta Movie: A Christmas Story (1983)

University of Victoria
December 6th & 7th, 1:00 pm

A Christmas Story is the holiday classic about nine-year-old Ralphie Parker’s plight to get the one thing for Christmas he really desires, a Red Ryder air rifle.

Based off the works of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, the films stars Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, and Darren McGavin with narration provided by Shepherd himself.

Henderson Recreation Centre
2291 Cedar Hill X Rd.
Oak Bay
December 7th, 9:45 am

There is something for everyone this year at the Rotary Club of Oak Bay’s Merrython Fun Run, for fitness afficinados (8km run), leisurley strollers (4km walk), and even the children (Children’s 1km Event). There is draw prizes.

Warm up with jazzercise at 9:45 am in the Henderson’s gym. Start time is 10 am sharp. Children’s event is at 11:15 am.

The Runners of Compassion Running Club will be collecting non-perishable food items and/or winter wear and blankets. All funds raised will support the Rotary Club of Oak Bay in their local projects. Registration for the Merrython can be found by clicking here.



Glenlyon Norfolk School Christmas Carol Service

Christ Church Cathedral
930 Burdett Ave.
December 10th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Private school Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria offers up their annual Christmas carol service.


Esquimalt Rec: Seniors Christmas Luncheon

Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Atrium
527 Fraser St.
December 12th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come celebrate the season with a traditional turkey dinner and a carol sing-along at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Come with friends or make new friends. Space is limited; purchase your ticket in advance through Esquimalt Rec’s front desk 250-412-8500. $15/person.

Moss Street Holiday Market

Sir James Douglas School & Fairfield Community Centre
1330 Fairfield Rd.
December 13th & 14th, 10 am – 4 pm

This annual Holiday Market has 80 vendors this year selling a wide range of items that may be perfect for your holiday gift giving or for your dinner table. Keep your Christmas shopping within your community this year and support your local shop.

Some of the items you’ll find this year are cards, crafts, clothing, jewelry, purses, bags, toys, wood and glass works, pottery, bath products, preserves, chocolates, baked goods, hot food, winter vegetables, meats, fish, and much more.


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