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It’s already the last day of November and it’s a Friday. Go out and enjoy with our 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Friday November 30th.

Annual Sidney Merchants Open House & Kick Off to Christmas

Hosted by the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society, this annual event features free horse-drawn carriage rides, carol singers, beautiful shop windows, a gingerbread house scavenger hunt, and more.

The event draws people’s focus to services provided by small, independent businesses in the area, and spreads some holiday love by hosting a special “scratch and cheer”.

  • When: Friday, November 30th, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Beacon Ave, Sidney

3rd Annual Christmas Craft Beer Show

Grab yourself a pint or two of fresh holiday cheer at Victoria’s third annual Christmas Craft Beer Show!

For the past two years, this highly anticipated kick-off to the holidays gave beer enthusiasts a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their barley-based beverages by trying as many brews as they can physically handle.

  • When: Friday, November 30th – Saturday, December 1st, 5 p.m.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • Admission: Tickets start at $40. Click here to purchase.
    *Note: This event is 19+.

Pacific FC Flagship Store Launch Party

Vancouver Island’s only professional soccer team, Pacific Football Club, is about to launch a physical storefront location where fans can connect with team ownership, grab some sick merch, and season tickets to all of their matches.

Whether you’ve followed European football for years and have been waiting for soccer fever to take over the island, or have heard your friends talking about Pacific FC and want to find out what the hype is all about, the team’s first event is the place to be next week.

  • When: Friday, November 30th, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where: 665 Fort Street

Marina Light Up Kick Off

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority annual Marina Light Up Kick-off at the Causeway Marina docks in front of the Empress Hotel. Walk the docks to explore the lighted vessels while you sip on free hot chocolate. Stay tuned, they have a Christmas surprise up our sleeve!

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: 665 Fort Street

Christmas in Old Town

Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago. Visit the wood-cobbled streets lined with festive garlands and see the shops decked in seasonal finery.

  • When: Daily until – January 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum – 675 Belleville Street



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