(Brayden Schuurman / Victoria Royals)

Welcome to Friday, Victoria!

You’ve made it to the end of the week and while it might be a bit gloomy out there, that’s okay, because there are plenty of fun events happening throughout Victoria for you to enjoy!

From a highly anticipated Royals hockey game to hip-hop karaoke. Here are five things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, December 30th:

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Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals 

The Royals and Giants will face off for the third and final time this week on Friday, December 30th in Victoria. The puck-drop is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

  • Where: Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Friday, December 30th, 7:05 p.m.

Hip Hop Karaoke

Hip Hop Karaoke Victoria is back! Sign up at hhkvictoria@gmail.com. With hosts DJ Low & Shane Blaq.

Doors at 8 p.m., and karaoke starts at 9 p.m.

  • Where: Lucky Bar, 517 Yates Street
  • When: Friday, December 30th, 9 p.m.

One More Jam

What better way to spend the penultimate night of the year than having the ultimate jam!

Bring your instruments, bring your voices, and bring yourselves down for this final open jam of the year.

  • Where: Quadratic Sound, 655 Queens Avenue
  • When: Friday, December 30th, 9 p.m.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Winner of five Academy Awards, including best picture, The Sound of Music returns in December to the Vic Theatre!

Set against the most beautiful alpine scenery, sing along with Maria (Julie Andrews) and the rest of the Von Trapp crew. Add your voice to music by Rodgers and Hammerstein and escape to a wonderland of uplifting spirituality.

  • Where: The Victoria Theatre, 808 Douglas Street
  • When: Wednesday, December 28th, 7 p.m.

14th Annual Gingerbread Showcase

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s premier fundraiser, The Gingerbread Showcase is opening for its 14th year! Located in the atrium of the Parkside Hotel & Spa, the event will run from November 26th to January 2nd.

Stop by this local holiday treasure to view the fantastic 100% edible creations made by volunteer bakers, and don’t forget to donate to vote for your favourite! This year, they’ve asked bakers to interpret some magic into their creations with the theme: “Magical.”

100% of donations to the Gingerbread Showcase will help Habitat Victoria support affordable homeownership in Victoria.

Can’t make it in person to see these amazing creations? View and vote for your favourite creation online.

  • Where: Parkside Hotel & Spa, 810 Humboldt Street
  • When: November 26th to January 2nd

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