(DVBA / Lights of Wonder)

Looking for the perfect date night activity this holiday season?

Look no further than downtown Victoria’s Lights of Wonder!

The outdoor, safe, and free attraction offers a cruise through a literal wonderland of light displays – perfect for perusing with your favourite person.

The light display will illuminate Centennial Square until December 31st, and if you’re planning on visiting, it makes an excellent nightcap to an incredible evening.

Lights of Wonder is open to the public at 4 p.m. each day, giving you enough time to grab a bite to eat or some drinks at one of downtown’s many establishments with your plus one.

Visit the attraction 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. – it’s even open until midnight on New Year’s Eve!

If you’re on the hunt for a happy hour to hit up along the way, don’t forget to check out our list of a few favourites.

Whether it’s cocktails at the luxurious Lure Restaurant & Bar or Steamship Grill for delicious cuisine with a side of breathtaking views of the Inner Harbour, there are so many options to impress your date with in downtown Victoria.

And how about a little help with your date night? We’ve partnered with the DVBA to give away a $100 gift card to a Downtown Victoria business of your choice!


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)
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  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: 
    • Now through December 31st – open until midnight on New Year’s Eve!
    • Sunday – Thursday 4 pm – 9 pm
      Friday and Saturday 4 pm – 10 pm

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