10th Annual Gingerbread Showcase (ItkasanImages / Habitat For Humanity Victoria)

From getting into the Christmas spirit to starting the week with a laugh, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday November 19.

10th Annual Gingerbread Showcase

This fun charitable event will showcase the gingerbread houses of both professional and amateur bakers.

Vote for your favourite sugary structure, and all donations will go towards Habitat Victoria’s Build Program for families in need. Last year, they had over 25,000 visitors and more than $51,000 was raised!

  • When: On now until Sunday, January 6th, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Parkside Hotel & Spa – 810 Humboldt Street

Festival of Trees 

The 27th Annual Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre has begun! See the Bay Centre transformed into a glowing forest of hand-decorated trees. Share in the spirit by voting for your favourite (like ours 😉), with all proceeds supporting the most urgent health care needs of kids in BC.

Trees will be on display at the Bay Centre starting November 15, 2018, through January 7, 2019.

The Sult Mine Open Mic Comedy

Head to Sült for great food, cocktails and open mic comedy! They’ve got Spencer Taft hosting and Steve McMath closing!

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: SüLT Pierogi Bar – 609 Yates Street

Parent Information Session: Tips for Parenting an Anxious Child

Supporting an anxious child to explore the world and manage big fears can be quite challenging. In this session, we will learn about early childhood anxiety and discuss strategies for parents wanting to help their child to face their fears and expand their comfort zone. For parents with children 0-6 years old. Dinner provided.

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Saanich Neighbourhood Place – 3100 Tillicum Rd Suite 139

Indoor Cycling

It’s free, just bring your trainer. If you want to see better fitness and training results for next season, now is the time to start building. This progressive training program will focus on building your strength, endurance and efficiency as a rider.

This is indoor cycling, not a spin class:

During a “traditional” spin class you are pedalling a stationary bicycle. While most stationary bikes have a weighted flywheel on the front (usually around 40 pounds) to mimic what you’d feel outdoors, this weight builds momentum as you spin, making it a little easier than pushing your own body weight on a flat road or up a hill — or on an actual bike in a trainer.

  • When: 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Bicycles – 1990 Oak Bay Avenue

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