The Vancouver Island Holiday Events Guide

Oak Bay Beach Hotel: Breakfast with Santa

David Foster Fondation Theatre
Oak Bay
December 13th & 20th – 10:00 am

Santa will be visiting all the little good girls and boys at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel following a full breakfast buffet with cookie decorating station. Adult $24 / Child $12 / Under 6 – Free.


Oak Bay Beach Hotel Movie: A Christmas Story (1983)

Christmas12David Foster Foundation Theatre
1175 Beach Drive
Oak Bay
December 16th, 6:15 pm

Oak Bay Beach Hotel will be showing the 1982 film, A Christmas Story, starring Peter Billingsley. Tickets are $24 per person plus tax.

Included in the ticket price are snacks of mini-pulled turkey sliders with brie cheese, cranberry aioli and yam fries, house-made popcorn and chocolate dipped peppermint chocolate cake for dessert. Drinks are seperate.

Cinecenta Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

University of Victoria
December 20th, 7:00 pm

This Christmas you can see Frank Capra’s timeless holiday classic on the big screen.

Jimmy Stewart plays a deeply troubled George Bailey who decides that he would rather jump off a bridge to his death than face his problems. Answering prayers from others, a guardian angel gives George the chance to see what life would be like if he were never born.

It’s a Wonderful Life represents the best of Hollywood golden age of filmmaking,

Also starring in this flick are Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, Thomas Mitchell, and Ward Bond.


Community Hanukkah Celebration for Peaceful Co-Existence

Congregation Emanu-El
1461 Blanshard St.
December 20th, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This family friendly celebration will feature songs and sing-along with the Victoria Jewish Community Choir and music and dancing with The Klez band.

There will also be a vegetarian potluck so please bring a vegetarian dish to share, with ingredients noted, and your own plates and cutlery.

The event will be raising funds for the Yad be-Yad (“Hand in Hand”) Jewish-Arab School in Jerusalem.

You can RSVP for the Hanukkah celebration here.


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