Not quite ready to switch into Christmas mode? Here are 7 things for you to do this weekend. If you want to squeeze Christmas stuff in between, click here for things happening including the Island Farms Santa Clause parade.

1Marty the Marmot’s Birthday with The Victoria Royals

  • What: Marty is turning TEN! Join Marty and all of the local mascots at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre for his birthday Celebration. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to sign his birthday card before the game, and enjoy a slice of cake after the contest. There will be giveaways for the kids and lots of activities.
  • When: Saturday November 28
  • Where: Save On Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

2Victoria Royals Games

  • What: As Victoria celebrates Marty turning TEN, the Royals will take on defending WHL Champion Kelowna this weekend. Tickets here
  • When: Friday November 27 and Saturday November 28, Puke Drops at 705pm
  • Where: Save On Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street

3Coast Capital Savings TeenFest

  • What: TeenFest is a FREE exhibition for youth ages 12 to 18 years. This event gives teens and tweens across Canada the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders. By creating opportunities for interaction, activities, workshops and performances for this age group. Prizes to be won. More for info here
  • When: Saturday November 28 from 11am-5pm
  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road

4Kaleidoscope Theatre presents Munsch-ercise

  • What: Don’t stop believing that girls just wanna have fun as the Paper Bag Princess, and other favourite Robert Munsch stories go through the eye of the tiger that will hit you with its best shot in this straight-up fusion of fun, kid health and story. Play along, sing along and enjoy this wacky world where we will celebrate good times. Tickets here
  • When: Saturday November 28 and Sunday November 29
  • Where: Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra Street

5Victoria Grizzlies vs Alberni Valley Bulldogs

  • What: Get into the action when the Grizzlies Junior A hockey team take on the Bulldogs at The Q Centre! NEW Family 4 Pack consist of 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 drinks & 2 popcorns for $44.00. Tickets here
  • When: Saturday November 28, Puck Drops at 7pm
  • Where: Q Centre, 1767 Island Highway

6Victoria Comic Book Expo

  • What: Buy, sell & trade comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks including toys, non-sport cards and other collectibles. Over 1,000 comic books will be on display. Free comics until they last. Admission is free.
  • When: Sunday November 29 from 11am-4pm
  • Where: Comfort Inn & Suites, 3020 Blanshard Street

7Waste Not Clothes Swap

  • What: One of biggest clothing swaps of the year. Clothing will sell from $5, $10 or $15. Find a great bargain and support two local charities, the Disaster Aid Canada and Christmas Backpack Project. No requirement to bring clothing to swap. Admission is free.
  • When: Saturday November 28 from 10am-3pm
  • Where: 26 Wiiliams Street

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