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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The halls have been decked, there’s a chill in the air and the warm, cozy comforts of the holiday season are starting to pop-up everywhere around the city.

With those holiday comforts even more important this year – like enjoying nights by the fire with a warm blanket, or decorating your home, to finding gifts that spread holiday cheer, or even being surrounded by family – downtown Victoria’s Bay Centre has all of your favourites under one roof.

From floors of brightly decorated trees to sipping hot apple cider in a Winter Wonderland, here are 5 festive events you won’t want to miss at the Bay Centre this holiday season:

Winter Wonderland at the Bay Centre

Take comfort in the Bay Centre’s Winter Wonderland, Victoria’s largest indoor living forest, featuring an interactive light tunnel. Explore in your own way while marking the occasion with a holiday picture with your loved ones.

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  • Where: Centre Court | Free; Open Daily | Self-Guided Tour & Instagrammable Moments 
  • When: November 17th – December 29th

30th Annual Festival of Trees 

Experience a cherished community tradition – stroll through over 70 one-of-a-kind decorated Christmas trees in support of mental health programs at BC Children’s Hospital during the Festival of Trees. For more information please visit their website.

  • Where: Levels 2 & 3 | Free
  • When: November 18th – January 4th | Open daily during Bay Centre shopping centre hours | Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 

Random Acts of Comfort

Step into the Bay Centre’s Winter Wonderland Saturday, November 20th and Saturday, December 4th for a Random Act of Holiday Comfort. The Bubble Bus Co. will be on site from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with complimentary organic BC hot apple cider. Sip, shop and stay local this holiday season!

(The Bay Centre)
  • Where: Centre Court 
  • When: November 20th & Dec 4th – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Free Holiday Parking*

Free parking is offered on weekdays after 5 p.m., and 3-hours free parking on weekends – this promotion is on now in the Bay Centre’s underground parkade.

*Exclusions & limitations: For customers of Bay Centre only. First-come, first-serve. Unauthorized users will be ticketed. Program subject to change. 

  • Where: Bay Centre’s underground parkade
  • When: On now – weekdays after 5 p.m. & 3-hours on weekends

Bonus Gift Card Offer

Get a $50 Bonus Gift Card when you purchase $250+ in Bay Centre gift cards; Get a $20 Bonus Gift Card when you purchase $100 in Bay Centre gift cards. Purchase at Guest Services on the Lower Level or online.

Terms and Conditions: Max. 1 bonus gift card per customer (with a max. value of $50); 18+. Offer ends December 12th, 2021 at 5:59 pm PT, or while quantities last. See Guest Services for details.

  • Where: Purchase at Guest Services on Lower Level.
  • When: On now until December 12th

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