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5 things to do in and around Victoria this Friday, December 8th

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If you’re happy it’s Friday, put your hands up!

Join us in celebrating another wonderful week in the city with a fabulous list of fun events to check out.

From a Winter Indigenous Artisan Market to a bumping DJ party at Quadratic Sound, there’s something for everybody!

Here’s 5 things to do in and around Victoria on Friday, December 8th:

Jon and Roy Holiday Special

Jon and Roy are returning to the Royal Theatre this Friday for their 14th annual Holiday Special show!

In addition to Jon and Roy, this year’s edition will bring audiences Toronto based Billianne and Plains-Cree singer-songwriter Wyatt C. Louis.

Tickets start at $30.75 and those can be purchased here.

  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • When: Friday, December 8th at 8 p.m.

VNFC Winter Indigenous Artisan Market

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) welcomes you to check out over 30 Indigenous artists at their Winter Artisan Market!

Their wonderful contributions will include carvings, beadwork, ribbon skirts, silver jewelry, crochet and knit ware, jams and preserves, prints, and much more.

Bring your friends and take home something memorable as a gift or for yourself!

  • Where: VNCF, 231 Regina Avenue
  • When: Friday, December 8th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Puppy Playdate at Accent Inns

Oh gosh—puppy lovers, this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Be prepared for the overwhelming onslaught of cuteness with the Accent Inns’ and BC Humane Society’s Puppy Playdate event.

Their hope is to find foster and forever homes for these adorable pups!

Bring some friends, play with some puppies, learn more about fostering, and pick up some free pet swag.

This is for people only, leave your own furry pals at home!

  • Where: Accent Inns Victoria, 3233 Maple Street
  • When: Friday, December 8th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We Call It House

Brought to you by Quadratic Sound and Groove Rider Collective, this incredible evening of DJ magic is yours for the exploring!

They have four talented local DJs performing for you, including ACRANYMPH, DEVLINSIDE, HOUSE OF SWELL, and DESIBEL.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door—there is an additional one-time $5 payment for nonmembers. Once you’ve paid to be a member, you remain one!

  • Where: Quadratic Sound, 655 Queens Avenue
  • When: Friday, December 8th from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Our Place: A Christmas Carol

Join members of Our Place and local media personalities as they present a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Friday!

It will take place at the First Metropolitan United Church and audiences can expect a heartwarming tale of redemption and goodwill.

Tickets are just over $17 and can be purchased via Eventbrite—make sure to grab one quick because they usually sell out!

  • Where: First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road
  • When: Friday, December 8th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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