It’s the largest single-day Christmas-season celebration in downtown, Saturday, November 28th.
Our very own, ItkasanImages, will be out covering the events but we encourage everyone to send in their photos. Make sure to use the hashtag #myvictoriabuzz, so we can easily find your photos.
The Island Farms 2015 Santa Light Parade goes tonight but the Downtown Victoria Business Association also has other events lined up beforehand.
The 8th Annual Centennial Square Christmas Tree Light-Up is scheduled for 4pm. Join in the festivities with free treats, appearances by Father and Mother Christmas, and musical performances. This is also your chance to be among the first to ride the Ferris Wheel this season. At 5pm, witness the magic as thousands of lights in Centennial Square are switched on in a wondrous spectacle celebrating the holidays. Bring the whole family down to Centennial Square to share the joy of the season.
As mentioned, The Centennial Square Ferris Wheel is here again, and it runs from 12 noon until 9pm tomorrow. It’s only $2 to ride.
The parade starts – at 5:45pm – at the corner of Belleville and Government next to the legislature, and goes up Government just to Chatham Street. It’ll feature 80+ lighted floats and bands, entertainment and lots of fun for the entire family.
Afterwards at Capital Iron, you can stop in for refreshments from Island Farms and witness SANTA OFFICIALLY DECLARE CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIA OPEN.
Make sure to bring your donation (money or non-perishable food items) for the Mustard Seed Food Bank.
If you want to stop in for a bite before or after the parade, along the parade route (views not guaranteed from inside), you can of course go to the Empress Hotel, Milestones, Earl’s, Irish Times and Bard & Banker pubs, Garrick’s Head Pub or the Churchill Pub, or one of several options in Trounce Alley, featured this month in the New York Times. A little further up Government, and near Centennial Square, Varsha will be open.
The 2015 Bastion Square Holiday Pop Up Market also runs on Saturday from 3-8pm.
PARK: On-street parking is free after 6pm on Saturdays, and parkades are “first hour free” and no charge after 6pm also.
Make sure to visit the Victoria Buzz events calendar for more events happening around town.