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Friday, December 14, 2018 / Published in Activities, Events, Holidays, Learning English, 中文

 

December is a very festive month in Canada. You can see, hear, and feel the Christmas spirit everywhere. Many students asked, “We don’t have families here to celebrate Christmas with, and stores are closed early. What can we do for fun during Christmas?” Here’s a little guide to help you (based on your budget) spend a lovely time during “the most wonderful time of the year”!

Free or by donation:

Annual Gingerbread Showcase

Festival of Trees

Cookies and cocoa, Picture with Santa

Cookie Decorating at the Victoria Public Market

Government House Holiday Open House and Carol

Lights on the Gorge

Times Colonist 2018 Christmas Lights Map (Drive around the city to see some of the most amazing Christmas light displays!)

Note: Many of these free events are actually for good causes. The donated money all go to charities which then go to those in need. If you can, help support these events with whatever much you can. Sharing makes us all richer!

With a small budget:

Skate with Santa ($2.00 when you bring a non-perishable food item!)

Swim with Santa

With a bigger budget:

Ballet Victoria – The Gift (featuring one of our many talented students, Davide!)

The Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens

Christmas at the Royal BC Museum

Christmas Workshop Series at the Victoria Public Market

Victoria has so much more to offer for Christmas! If you’re the artistic kind, try out some of the Christmas-themed workshops around the town to make wreaths and seasonal decorations. If you are into music, there are caroling performances here and there in town. Best of all, organize your own caroling group!

If you feel like getting out of town a bit, you can also head to Ladysmith for Festival of Lights, or to Sidney for Winspear Festival of Trees and Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt.  

A reminder: If you’re taking the public transportation to get around, it will be operating on a reduced schedule on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. And always remember to bundle up!