(Elf/Rotten Tomatoes)

Eat, drink, or give back to the community – there are plenty of ways to spend this winter weekday!

Here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today:

Bistro Breakfast for the Kids

Patrons can devour a scrumptious breakfast sandwich paired with a coffee for $10 at Artisan Bistro, with all proceeds being donated to the Victoria General Hospital.

These contributions will then be used to fund the purchase of vital signs monitors in the pediatric and neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital.

  • When: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Where: Artisan Bistro, 350-777 Royal Oak Drive, Broadmead Village

1st Anniversary Celebration – Spice Valley

One of Victoria’s newest and most popular Indian restaurants, Spice Valley Indian Cuisine, is hosting their one year anniversary celebration today.

Described as “unreal” cuisine by VicFoodGuys, this eatery is well worth the visit.

  • When: 11 a.m. until close
  • Where: Spice Valley Indian Cuisine, 910 1/2 Esquimalt Road

Volunteer Night

Spend an evening giving back to the community in the form of hygiene products.

Soap For Hope is hosting their bi-monthly volunteer night and need your help processing hygiene products and linens.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: Soap For Hope, 426 William Street

Christmas Movie Nights | Elf

Create a new tradition for your family as Christmas Movie Nights return to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

Take in the holiday favourite, Elf, accompanied by a dinner buffet, popcorn and house-made sweet-treats. Partial proceeds of all sales will go directly to the David Foster Foundation.

  • When: 6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive

Soapmaking Workshop for Beginners

Spend two hours with a group of up to eight like-minded individuals and a kind, relaxed and oh-so-organized instructor, and come away with wonderful customized products you have created, plus all the knowledge you need to take your new hobby to the next level!

All their workshops provide everything you need – no add-on materials charges or sales pitches for more products.

  • When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Good Planet Company, 764 Fort Street