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Happy Wednesday, Victoria!

We’re already halfway through the week and four days away from New Year’s eve!

If you’re as excited as we are then today is a perfect day to let that joy out with friends at a local event.

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From relaxed open mics to calming walks over coffee, here are five things to do in and around Victoria this Wednesday, December 28th:

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.

Herman’s Upstairs Lounge Acoustic Open Mic

Sit in with or be supported by Kelly Fawcett or come as an individual, a duo or a group to showcase a special songs for the first time on stage in a supportive environment.

  • Where: Hermanns’s Upstairs Lounge, 753 View Street
  • When: Wednesday, December 28th, 7 p.m. to 10 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.

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

‘The Final Countdown’ 

The Final Countdown is Victoria’s Year End Desi Party! This event is introduced by Punjabi Club Victoria!

Doors open at 10 p.m. and the party goes on till 2 a.m.

  • Where: Upstairs Cabaret, 15 Baston Square
  • When: Wednesday, December 28th, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Festival of Trees at the Bay Centre

Rocco at Festival of Trees (Photo by Clickhead)

Immerse yourself in the season as you stroll through over 70 one-of-a-kind festively decorated trees in support of BC Children’s Hospital during the Festival of Trees, sponsored by Scotiabank.

Festival of Trees is free and open daily during Bay Centre shopping centre hours. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

  • Where: The Bay Centre, 3125 Douglas Street
  • When: From now until January 3rd, view during shopping centre hours

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