Did someone say happy hour?

With the holidays in full swing and the city already looking merry and bright, stopping by downtown Victoria to finish shopping, grab a bite to eat and visit a twinkling light display seems like a no-brainer!

Downtown Victoria’s Lights of Wonder has officially illuminated Centennial Square, and if you’re planning on visiting the free attraction anytime soon, why not make a night of it?

The massive light display is open to the public at 4 p.m. each day, giving you enough time to grab your favourite people and hit up one of the city’s many happy hours before you tour the twinkling lights.

And we want to help you on our merry way, as we’ve partnered with the DVBA to give away a $100 gift card to a Downtown Victoria business of your choice!

Without further ado, here’s a list of happy hours you can catch before visiting Lights of Wonder:

Darcy’s Pub (Downtown)

Shafts anybody? ☕️ Happy hour everyday from 1-4pm ✨ #victoria #shafts #happyhour #dailyfeatures #holiday

Posted by Darcy's Pub – Downtown on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

  • Location: 1127 Wharf Street
  • Happy Hour: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $6.25 House red and white wine, $5.25 sleeves of beer, $5.25 Shafts
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $10 Sesame Tofu, $10 Bruschetta, $10 Chips and Guacamole

Cenote Restaurant and Lounge

  • Location: 768 Yates Street
  • Happy Hour: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 20oz pints, $6 double Gin & Tonics
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $10 Tacos (3 per order)

Leopold’s Tavern

  • Location: 570 Yates Street
  • Happy Hour: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5.50 Leo’s Lager, $5.50 6oz House Wine, $5.50 Leo’s Ceasars, $4.50 Highballs
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesdays, $3.50 Tacos, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Wing Wednesday

The Pacific Restaurant, Patio and Terrace

  • Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
  • Happy Hour: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: Daily featured $6 wine/beer/cocktail
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: All appetizers $12

Sticky Wicket

  • Location: 919 Douglas Street
  • Happy Hour: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 Shafts, $4.50 Sticky Wicket Lager, $5.50 Moscow Mule
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $8 Individual Nachos, $8 Artichoke Dip, $8 Half Pizza, $8 Rooftop wings


To enter for your chance to win a $100 gift card to your favourite downtown business, complete the following:

  1. LIKE DVBA on Facebook and comment below to let us know you have. (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW @downtownvictoriabc on Instagram (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this article on Facebook and comment below to let us know you have. (1 entry)
  4. COMMENT your favourite downtown Victoria business in the comment section below (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on January 3rd, 2022. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter. Make sure to register when commenting below.

Contest Guidelines

Lights of Wonder

  • Where: Centennial Square
  • When: 
    • December 16th through December 31st, including on Christmas Night
    • Sunday – Thursday 4 pm – 9 pm
      Friday and Saturday 4 pm – 10 pm

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