pancake breakfast on new year's day

Welcome to 2020, folks, and why not start your year off right with a bunch of great events taking place today, on New Year’s Day, in Victoria? 

Whether you’re nursing a hangover or ready for some political discussion, there’s something for everyone here!

Pancakes and Pyjamas

Cure your New Year’s Eve hangover with pancakes and a little hair of the dog all while wearing your pyjamas. Your hangover will thank you!

With great deals on buffets, pancakes, shafts, Caesars, or Irish coffees, the Irish Times have all the true and tested hangover cures available. There are even prizes available, too, for those with the best jammies! 

With music and brunch served until 2:00 p.m., there’s no need to wake up early to enjoy this event!

  • When: January 1st, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Irish Times, 1200 Government Street

New Year’s Day Levée

Start your new year with some political involvement and join Mayor Lisa Helps for a New Year’s Day Levée. The theme of the meeting is climate action, and those there will be discussing a New Year’s Resolution for the planet. 

Enjoy complimentary music and food, too, to help keep you going through the important discussion.

  • When: January 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: City of Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square

Old Music for the New Year

Start 2020 with a marvellous musical experience: a remarkable program of overlooked but enchanting music composed for the Christmas season.

A period instrument ensemble led by Marc Destrubé (violin) with Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith (violin), Natalie Mackie (viola da gamba) and Michael Jarvis (keyboard), will be joined by the talented voices of Rachel Allen, Cassidy Stahr, Adam Dyjach and Kyron Basu, all current or previous Christ Church Cathedral Choral Scholars.

  • When: January 1st, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue

Unplugged Date Night

Head to Darcy’s Westshore every Wednesday evening for Unplugged Wednesday, where the bar features new unplugged artists each week without cover charge.

The kitchen is open until 11:00 p.m., and the music will be rocking and rolling until then!

  • When: January 1st, 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Where: Darcy’s Westshore, 737 Goldstream Avenue

Viennese New Year’s Day

Start the New Year off right with lively and nostalgic music of the family of Johann Strauss and his contemporaries. Join the Symphony for their newest installment of the annual afternoon of music and song.

  • When: January 1st, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Farquhar at UVic, 3800 Finnerty Road