(Photo by Sidney Business Improvement Area Society)

Yes, we know it’s still November – but we wanted to give you plenty of time to mark your calendars for one of Greater Victoria’s coolest kick-offs of the season!

Whether you identify as an elf or a grinch, the Annual Sidney Merchants Open House is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit with its plethora of family-friendly holiday activities.

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”.

All you have to do to win special prizes (like concert tickets, spa treatments, restaurant and cafe vouchers, and more) is make a purchase at a participating Sidney merchant between November 30th and December 23rd.

Click here to find more exciting Christmas events in and around Sidney this holiday season.

Annual Sidney Merchants Open House & Kick Off to Christmas

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

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