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posted by: Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel on: November 22, 2019
 
Make new holiday memories in Victoria this Christmas
Photo by Anna Kolosyuk on Unsplash
 
Everyone has their favourite classic holiday traditions! Whether it’s a Christmas parade, decorating the tree, or taking photos with Santa, these beloved activities are a tried and true way to get into the spirit of Christmas. But it doesn’t have to end there! This year, put a fresh twist on holiday traditions with great family-friendly winter activities that will help you spend time together and make holiday memories that last.
 

A Very Merry Potter Marathon | December 21 to 29

Gather in the Common Room and don’t forget your robes! This holiday season, the Victoria Film Festival is hosting A Very Merry Potter Marathon at The Vic Theatre! You’ll get to watch all your favourite Harry Potter movies on the big screen, and then hang out with other witches and wizards in the theatre lobby, which will be decked out with games, prizes, snacks, and lots of butter beer! The screenings begin on Saturday, December 22nd and continue over the 2 weekends, with two films shown per weekend day. All ages are welcome!
 

11th Annual Gingerbread Showcase | November 16 - January 5

Everyone loves to make gingerbread houses during the holidays, but Habitat for Humanity Victoria takes it to the next level — and for a good cause! Each year, Habitat for Humanity hosts its annual Gingerbread Showcase to raise funds for safe, affordable housing. You can view this year’s tasty entries at the Parkside Hotel & Spa and vote for your favourite creations! This year’s showcase theme is Building a Diverse Community. Come support a good cause, whet your candy appetite, and get inspiration for your own gingerbread creations!
 

Merry & Bright Weekends at Bastion Books | December 14 to 22

Nothing says cozy like snuggling up with a good book next to a roaring fire. This winter, Bastion Books is bringing back its' Merry & Bright Weekends to help get you back in that cozy comfy holiday mood. Over the weekends of December 14-15 and 21-22, head to Bastion Books for a warm fire, hot apple cider, and fun paper crafts (like gift tags, holiday cards, and DIY ornaments)! They’ll have all the materials you need to create a special gift or ornament. All ages are welcome!
 
With so many great holiday and winter events happening around Victoria this Christmas season, there are plenty of opportunities to think outside the box when it comes to making holiday memories. So bring your family, friends, and kids to Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel for the perfect holiday vacation. You'll find wonderfully comfortable accommodations and amenities including free high-speed Wi-Fi, guest laundry and dry cleaning, fitness centre and more. And if you’re traveling in a group or with multiple family members, check out our selection of suites which offer multiple beds, additional rooms, and kitchen appliances. Book your stay today!
  
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