Market Square is home to some of Victoria’s finest outdoor performances and events. Each season brings new sights and sounds to the courtyard; from visiting bands and choirs to the celebrations at Christmas time.
Here are 5 things happening in December at Market Square:
Pile up the Prezzies
Market Sqaure need Christmas presents! Please help us deliver a mountain of toys, trinkets, treats and treasures for kids all ages to C-FAX Santa’s Anonymous. Stop by Oscar & Libby’s in Market Square to drop off unwrapped gifts. Don’t know what to donate? For a list of needed gifts, swing by the shop or visit Oscar & Libby’s on Facebook.
It’s Kissmastime! Share the love with a kiss or a hug under the city’s biggest mistletoe. Bring your loved one, family, friends, or pet. For a $5 donation to United Way, get your photo taken under the giant mistletoe hanging from the main gate archway to Market Square. Your photo will be posted to United Way’s Facebook page for a chance to win a trip to Seattle aboard Victoria Clipper. Plus, we have lots of foodie gift certificates to give away! Need someone to hug or kiss? Ginger-B the gingerbread mascot will be there for awesome Kissmas photo ops!
Dec 5, Saturday, Noon – 3:00 pm, Market Square main gate, 560 Johnson
Music in Market Square
Enjoy a grand performance of holiday favourites by the Greater Victoria Concert Band at their annual Christmas concert!
Free admission – Dec 5, Saturday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A tradition that began in New York City’s Rockefeller Centre some 40 years ago; more than 65 tuba players from BC and the Pacific Northwest come together to play much loved Christmas songs in a big way!
Free admission – Dec 12, Saturday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Santa rides a scooter! A parade of Vespas and vintage scooter riders decked out for the holidays will be making their way through city streets collecting donations. Then rallying at Market Square around noon for a pizza party! $1 from every pizza sold at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria will go to Help Fill a Dream. Come see the bikes and enjoy live music, Phillip’s soda drinks, and pizza!
Dec 19, Saturday – Parade, 11:00 am – Noon – Pizza Party and rally, Noon – 2:00 pm