Mother nature showing its beauty at Clover Point. (sonia_elissagram/Instagram)

Make it a good Tuesday with our 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, December 18th.

The Polar Express- IMAX Victoria

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

  • When: 6:15 p.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

Father Christmas in Old Town

You can be sure to get your Christmas list to “The Man with the Bag” himself during December. See Father Christmas in Old Town during December (December 7-9 and December 14-16) from 11 am to 3 pm. Included with admission or membership; photos are by donation.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre

The 27th Annual Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre has begun! See the Bay Centre transformed into a glowing forest of hand-decorated trees. Share in the spirit by voting for your favourite (like ours 😉), with all proceeds supporting the most urgent health care needs of kids in BC.

Trees will be on display at the Bay Centre starting November 15, 2018, through January 7, 2019.

Joy Stick Classic Video Game Night

What better to celebrate the NBA being back, then by throwing down with the hoop game that started it all, NBA Jam on the SNES. Choose from one of the OGs including Malone, Olajuwon, Pippen, Kemp or Ewing, and get busy jamming and letting loose a “BOOMSHAKALAKA”. First come, first play. No entry fee. Nightly prizes and an overall Super prize.

  • When: Sign up opens at 7 p.m., with practice play from 8 to 9 p.m. Tournament play starts at 9 p.m. sharp.
  • Where: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Huron Carole Christmas Concert

Tom Jackson’s smooth baritone will fill the room this holiday season as he brings the Huron Carole concert series to Victoria in support of The Mustard Seed.

Tom Jackson, founder of The Huron Carole Concert Series is a musician, beloved TV personality, activist, and producer. His boundless passion for creating and inspiring change has generated over $200 million in combined cash/in-kind donations for food banks, disaster relief, and service agencies. Joining Tom on stage is long-time friend, and award-winning producer/musician/music director Tom McKillip.
The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning 3 decades touring from coast to coast. Expect an intimate evening of contemporary and signature Christmas music along with stories creatively crafted by Tom.

This performance will be the last of 17 shows that traveled to 15 cities raising funds for local food banks and family service agencies.

  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Church Centennial United, 612 David Street