6 reasons to attend this weekend’s Winter Carnival happening in Bastion Square

(Face painting at the Winter Canrival / Threshold Housing Society)

‘Tis the season for holiday-themed events, and we’re here for it!

With the first day of December just around the corner and visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads, there’s no better kick-off to the Christmas season than Threshold Housing Society’s Winter Carnival – an afternoon full of family-friendly fun!

Happening on November 30th, the non-profit organization is hosting their Winter Carnival to help raise funds this Christmas to help provide safe homes for our community’s homeless youth.

Take a look at these 6 reasons why Threshold’s Winter Carnival should be on your ‘NICE’ list this weekend:

1. Photos with the man in red himself

That’s right, Santa! Join Threshold in kicking off the month in style by a visit and picture-perfect photo op with our favourite jolly character – just remember to bring your lists!

2. Light up the LARGEST tree in Bastion Square

The tree will be lit at 3:30 p.m by VIP guests, with the Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Victoria Police Chief Del Manak and the BC Representative for Children and Youth Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth ‘flipping the switch’ to turn on the lights.

3. Gingerbread-house making and more

Create your own one-of-a-kind (and delicious!) masterpiece that you can take home and proudly display – that’s if you don’t eat it on the way there! There will also be cookie-decorating stations as well.

4. Everyone loves face-painting

Young and old alike, we all love to take part in getting bedazzled for a good cause! Whether you get your favourite character or some holiday-themed fun (reindeer, anyone?), there’s something for everyone.

5. Everything to get you in the holiday spirit

On top on all of the above, there will also be live music, delicious hot chocolate, make your own ornament stations and guest speakers to give you all the warm and fuzzies that this Christmas season is about!

6. You’re helping to shine a light on youth homelessness

Threshold Housing Society works to prevent adult homelessness by providing safe housing, support services, and community to at-risk youth, aged 16-24 years old. Threshold serves at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home – young adults who need a place to call home and people who believe in them.

And it’s thanks to their sponsors Coast Capital Savings, Bastion Square Revitalization Association, Smart Dolphins, and Victoria Residential Builders Association that fun, free events like this can happen!

You can donate online or go to any of the Coast Capital Savings locations in Victoria to donate in person.

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