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From capturing the perfect Christmas photo for your Instagram to testing your knowledge, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today, Monday December 2nd.

Festival of Trees Victoria

The Festival of Trees is back at the Bay Centre!  A community tradition that has become the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in Victoria. Head down to the Bay Centre, grab your favourite holiday beverage, and tour the trees that have been beautifully decorated.

Support BC Children’s Hospital by making a donation and voting for your favourite tree–you. Funds raised through this event help meet the most critical health needs of kids in BC.

  • When: Trees are on display until January 6 during opening hours
  • Where: The Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street

11th annual Gingerbread Showcase

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Parkside Hotel! The Gingerbread showcase brings people of all skill levels together to compete against each other in a gingerbread house-making competition.

  • When: On now until Sunday, January 5th
  • Where: Atrium of the Parkside Hotel, 810 Humboldt Street

Royal BC Museum Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition

A rare artifact crucial to determining hitherto unknown facts about the ancient Mayan civilization has just made its way to Victoria.

  • When: May 17 – December 31, 2019
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

Winter Wonderland at the Bay Centre

Meet up with friends, family and colleagues at the Bay Centre this holiday season and take a walk through the Bay Centre Winter Wonderland in Centre Court.

You’ll experience the biggest indoor living tree display in downtown Victoria, featuring an interactive light tunnel – the place to be for your holiday pics!

  • When: On now until December 30, 2019
  • Where: The Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street

Christie’s Pub Monday Night Trivia

Head out for an evening of several rounds of complete random obscure knowledge including movies, music, sports, science, geography and possible things found in a hardware store …who knows!

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Christies Carriage House Pub, 1739 Fort Street

38th annual Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade presented by the Greater Victoria Festival Society

The holiday season has officially begun! ✨

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Sunday, December 1, 2019