Sound of Music is a great family film.
Photo from The Vic Theatre

The days between Christmas and New Years are always weird and devoid of any sense of time, but thankfully Victoria is full of great events to help tide you over. 

Wrap up warm with a walk in the winter-themed Centennial Square or a visit to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for the Royals, or join a passionate crowd for a sing-along Sound of Music showing!

Here are the best five things to do in Victoria today, Monday December 29th.

Sound of Music Sing-along

A tuneful, heartwarming story, based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, a nun who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, bringing a new love of life and music into the home.

A prop bag will be provided (filled with all of your favourite things), but bring your own voice for this special sing-along! 

  • When: 
    • December 30th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • December 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street

Lights of Wonder 

From December 20 through January 4, Centennial Square will become a visual, playful lightscape. Lights of Wonder is a magical urban oasis where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together and celebrate the season. 

Admission is free, though donations are accepted, so residents and tourists alike can enjoy Lights of Wonder as many times as they like.

  • When: December 20th through January 4th, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
  • Where: Centennial Square, 1 Centennial Square

Mystery Movie Night – Evil Edition

Mystery Movie Night brings you the worst of the best in trash cinema — the picks are a mystery, but the entertainment level is high. Ranging from cult classics to VHS oddities to campy nightmares, and everything in between, the Tape Heads community takes a trip into a strange and bizarre world. No cover charge necessary, so bring a beer and yell at the screen with your pals.

  • When: December 30th. 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Logan’s Pub, 1821 Cook Street

Radio, Mistletoe, and My Man Godfrey!

Launch Pad Theatre Company is back with their fun-for-the- whole-family adaptation of a comedy classic, wrapped in a Christmas cracker! 

This fresh and festive flip of the 1936 screwball comedy “My Man Godfrey” concerns a sprightly socialite who, during an unscrupulous Christmas scavenger hunt, finds herself a downtrodden man whom she hires as the family butler, only to fall in love with him . . . much to his dismay!

  • When: December 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard Street

Royal BC Museum Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition

This rare artifact crucial to determining hitherto unknown facts about the ancient Mayan civilization is only in Victoria for one more week, so make sure you get in to see it!

  • When: Now until December 31, 2019
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street