Is there a better time of year than Christmas? Sure, summer is good...but it’s hard to look past the lights, the warming drinks, the feelgood vibes of the seasonal period. If you’re planning on visiting Victoria in the run up to the big day, then you’re in luck, too, because the city always has an extra spring in its step around the holidays. Coming up we have concerts, sleigh rides, and Santa sightings to all help you and your family get into the festive spirit. Check out all the need to know info below.
All gifts are nice, but some are nicer than the others. This is one of those ones. On December 15, the Greater Victoria Concert Band will be performing a free concert in Market Square. Wrap up warm, head down, and let yourself be serenaded by the sweet sounds of traditional Christmas music. Takes place from 1 - 3 pm.
Get a taste of Santa’s life by taking a traditional sleigh ride through some of the most scenic spots in Victoria with Tally-Ho Carriage Tours. You’ll be wrapped up with a blanket, there’ll be bells and the magic of the season in the air...what could be more magical?
Skating with Santa...need we say more? If you’re travelling with the kids in tow, get yourself down to Oak Bay Recreation Centre on December 15, where there’ll be able to play the big man in red and have a chance to win presents.
It’s Christmas, so why not treat yourself to the best hotel in Victoria for your trip? At the Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel, you’ll be within easy walking distance of all the city’s main attractions, and also be spending your nights in a comfortable, well-appointed room that comes with bags of amenities.