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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 21, 2018
Dec 7, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018
lights

4th Annual Magical Nights of Light at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Fridays & Saturdays only, December 7-22.

Admission is by pre-purchased ticket only. $5 per person. Children 12 & under free (tickets required).

There will be a free shuttle available - pick-up location is at Craig Street Commons (330 Craig Street, Parksville). Shuttle passes will be issued upon event ticket purchase. First Shuttle to North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre: 5:15 pm. Last Return to Craig Street:...more info
Category:Art
Start:Dec 7, 2018
End:Dec 22, 2018
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Road, Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
bridge

Bridge at Lighthouse Community Centre every Friday
1 pm to 4 pm in the Seniors Room.
Call Sheila at 250 757 8307 for more info.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:1pm – 4pm
Address:240 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Sheila
Phone:250 757 8307
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 23, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
camp

Put the Campbell River Art Gallery on your shopping list this Christmas. They are having their Artisan Market from Nov.23 to Dec.24/2018. You’re almost guaranteed to find that special gift you’ve been looking for.
Category:Markets
Start:Nov 23, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:12:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:1235 Shoppers Row Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Art Gallery
Phone:250.286.2261
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
train

All aboard a 1910 steam locomotive through thousands of twinkling lights adorning the 100-acre woods of the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the Christmas Express. Thousands of visitors over the years have made this a Christmas tradition of attending this colorful and entertaining event. Enjoy light displays, enjoy the seasonal music, make a Christmas craft, and ride the Christmas Express train.
The Christmas Express is the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year and is paramount to the ongoing operation...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:4:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:2892 Drinkwater Road Duncan
Location:BC Forest Discovery Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-715-1113
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
music

third Friday each month from September through May. Open stage music for everyone. Adults admission is $5 with musicians and kids free.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:2601 Alberni Highway Coombs,
Location:Coombs Rodeo Grounds
Cost:$5, musicians and kids free.
Phone:(250) 248-1009
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
Tribal Dance Groove Band’
They came and celebrated the spring solstice, and they return for the winter one with intent to have people dance the evening away.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:8:00pm
Address:133 Station Street Duncan,
Location:Duncan Showroom Productions
Cost:$15 – $20
Phone:250-748-7246
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
pgosa

The group meets at the Main #1 Parking Lot at Rathtrevor Park. The walk takes less than an hour of easy walking.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Address:Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 29, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
fest

Festival of Lights 2018 is nearing quickly. This year’s light up is Thursday, November 29. A reminder that light up night has always been the last Thursday of November.
From the last Thursday in November until the second Sunday in January, Ladysmith is ignited with the life of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.
The Kinsmen Light-up Parade will kick off the 2018 season at 6:40pm. For more information on all the great activities taking place please visit our website.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 29, 2018
End:Jan 13, 2019
Time:6:30pm
Location:Downtown Ladysmith
Cost:Free
Phone:Call (250) 245-5888
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
camp

See the festively decorated gallery full of beautifully and unique Christmas trees! Each tree is decorated by a different business or organization. Vote for your favourite to win the People’s Choice Award, and put your wish on the Wishing Tree. Daily in December (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Category:Art
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:470 Island Highway Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Museum
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
curl

Nanoose Place - Floor Curling every Monday & Friday
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:1-3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
food

Friday Night Platters
Every Friday Night starting at 5pm
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:Starting at 5 PM
Address:3730 Fairwinds Drive, Nanoose Bayt
Location:Fairwinds Bar & Grill
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 2, 2018 to Jan 3, 2019
kitty

Come out to enjoy the beautiful lights and delightful Santa’s Barn at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 2, 2018
End:Jan 3, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:6183 Whitaker Road Courtenay
Location:Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
Cost:Free
Phone:250-338-6901
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 19, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
art

Come and see Winter through the Lens and Off the Brush of Local Artists. On Display November 19-December 21, 2018.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 4:30pm
Mondays Noon – 4:30pm, closed Sundays.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 19, 2018
End:Dec 21, 2018
Time:12:00pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West Qualicum Beach,
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
ball

A few young players [under age 69] have been asked to play on Friday to make sure we have 14 on each team. The following youth players have been drafted and a couple of old guys from the Wednesday League:
Harry [the kid] Lowe - To Hawks
Merv Brandel - to Hawks
Rob [the terrible teen] Jonas - to Demons
John [boy] Lund - to Orcas
Buzzy - to Demons
Norm [boy wonder] Joyce - to Orcas

Why 14 Players per team?
We have quite a number of players taking vacations from 2 to 4 weeks on each team so we are a...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:9 AM -Noon
Location:Arbutus Meadows
Cost:See website
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
yoga

The Iyengar tradition of yoga can be adapted for all fitness levels. It creates strength, increased range of movement and stability. Students must be able to carry their own props and to get up and down from the floor.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17, 6 and 12 class punch cards available
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:10:30am - 11:45am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
school

Fun activities inspire confidence, healthy relationships and community awareness. Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Oceanside and Springwood Elementary Schools to the Community Services Centre in Parksville. Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
kids

Fun activities inspire confidence, healthy relationships and community awareness. Nutritious snacks are provided as well as transportation from Oceanside and Springwood Elementary Schools to the Community Services Centre in Parksville. Pre-registration is required.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
cloud

Ladies Sew-In for the Missions
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:10am – 11am
Address:2462 Nanoose Rd
Location:Evangelical Free Church of Canada
 
Dec 21, 2018
The School District 69 will have their last day of regularly scheduled classes on Friday, December 21, 2018. The district will then be closed for Winter Vacation from December 24, 2018, through January 4, 2019.
Regular classes will resume on Monday, January 7, 2019. If you need any further information or details please contact your child’s school.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:8:00am
Address:100 East Jensen Avenue Parksville
Location:School District 69
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 16, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
show

Sometimes When You Dream, Your Dreams Come True.Louisa May Alcott’s beloved holiday story is a buoyant musical of romantic escapades, sibling rivalries and Christmas wishes. With their father off to fight the Civil War, the four March sisters have many imagined and real adventures. As they dream of their futures, encounter growing pains of youth and rise with courage to face their destiny, the March girls learn the true value of hope and family.
Visit website for a complete list of showtimes.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 16, 2018
End:Dec 30, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:9737 Chemainus Road Chemainus,
Location:Chemainus Theatre
Cost:See website for pricing
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
music

Music Trivia at The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:7:00pm
Address:3109 W Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Shady Waterfront Restaurant & Pub
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
fit

Nanoose Place Fitness, every Mond, Weds & Friday.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:9-10 am
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
rail

Every Friday. Providing professional therapy sessions – physical exercise, speech, music and art therapy and caregivers’ counselling.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:11:00am
Address:921 Wembley Rd. Parksville
Location:St. Columbia Church Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
tai

Oceanside Tai Chi every Tues 9-12 AM & Friday 10-11:30 AM at Nanoose Place.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:Various Times
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Center
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
ground

Have you got three songs you want to sing/play in front of a welcoming audience? Original or cover songs – doesn’t matter. Either by yourself or with a few friends – doesn’t matter. Acoustic or electric – doesn’t matter. Even if you’re just getting started – you know the drill – it just doesn’t matter. We will accept and encourage all forms and genres of musical style. We will provide the PA systems and mics (or you can just sing without any amplification if you prefer). We will also have a keyboard an...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 10:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
pan

“Peter Pan” is the classic story of the mischievous little boy who flies and refuses to grow up, preferring, instead, to live in mysterious Neverland, sharing adventures with the lost boys, pirates, fairies, tick-tocking crocodiles and, occasionally, real children. Our family- orientated musical includes song, dance, and action that will enthrall and engage every child from five to one hundred and five.
Directed by Julian Packer
Running from December 13th – 30th, 2018.
Category:Theatre
Start:Dec 13, 2018
End:Dec 30, 2018
Time:7:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:110 W 2nd Ave Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre Qualicum Beach
Cost:see website
Phone:2507523522
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
pgosa

The PGOSA table located in the Oceanside Place Arena at Wembley Mall can be a very busy place, signing up members. Also sales and lots of Information about PGOSA. Download and complete this Membership Form and bring it to the PGOSA table to save some time.
We welcome you to our very special community of active seniors!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:9:00-11:00 am
Address:Wembley Mall , Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
Enjoy our fabulous Prime Rib Dinner with all the fixin’s. After 4:20.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:4:15pm
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay,
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Phone:335-0256
 
Dec 21, 2018
girls

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville,
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 16, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018
soltice

Gallery Artists and special guests share ceramics, photography, painting, textile, jewelry and stained glass in celebration of the season of light. All art is $400 or less for easy gift giving.
Art sneak peek here. http://www.saltspringgallery.com/news-blog/2018/11/1/a-celebration-of-light-solstice-show
Category:Events
Start:Nov 16, 2018
End:Dec 29, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:135 McPhillips Ave Salt Spring Island,
Location:Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art
Cost:See Website
Phone:250-931-0011
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 1, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Registration for the SOS Christmas program: SOS wants to ensure all local children and youth receive a special gift, and that families, adults and seniors can choose the food they wish to have over the holidays. To donate to the program visit www.sosd69.com, call 250-248-2093, or drop by the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville at 245 West Hirst Ave., Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. New, unwrapped gifts are also gratefully accepted at this location to fill the SOS Toy Shop where low-income parents and grandparents shop for their children for free.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 1, 2018
End:Dec 21, 2018
Address: 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville
Location:SOS Community Services Centre
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 8, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018
gift

A show of original art.
The theme of “THE GIFT” does not refer necessarily to a Christmas or holiday theme – those who purchase the work will be encouraged to give it to someone as a gift. Participants are encouraged to take the challenge of exploring this theme and to produce work that reflects its intent. Eligible works must be 2 dimensional (no 3D work accepted). All mediums, including photography and multi-media, are accepted. All works must be 10×10″ in size. Submission or artwork is not ...more info
Category:Events
Start:Dec 8, 2018
End:Dec 22, 2018
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-752-5533
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
All parents/family caregivers and their children are welcome to join. Catch up over coffee or do activities with the children. Drop-in.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth & Family Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-248-2093
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
Twoonie Teen Swim
Fridays at Ravensong Aquatic Centre from 7:00-9:00 pm are reserved for the teens. Admission is now only $2 until Friday, June 29th.
Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:$2
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 26, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
Starting November 26 we are open daily until Christmas eve, Whiskey Creek Christmas Tree U-cut hours are typically:

Weekends from 9am until dark
Weekdays from 11am until dark
Category:Events
Start:Nov 26, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:Weekends from 9am until dark, Weekdays from 11am until dark
Address:Melrose road, Qualicum Beach
 
Dec 18, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
wam

Opening Celebration: Dec. 1 FROM 12-2PM: drop by for company, cake and hot drinks.
Featuring hand-made work by over 50 local artists and makers, you’ll be sure to find items that dazzle and inspire. Saturdays are special days, with an array of hands-on make-art stations to get your creative and gift-giving juices flowing.
Late-night openings on Friday/Saturday December 21 and 22 (up to 7pm), Sunday opening on December 23rd (10am -3pm) and early closing (3pm) on December 24.
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 18, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:580 Duncan Ave Courtenay,
Location:Comox Valley Art Gallery
Cost:Free
Phone:338-6211
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2018 to Dec 24, 2018
wam

Opening Celebration: Dec. 1 FROM 12-2PM: drop by for company, cake and hot drinks.
Featuring hand-made work by over 50 local artists and makers, you’ll be sure to find items that dazzle and inspire. Saturdays are special days, with an array of hands-on make-art stations to get your creative and gift-giving juices flowing.
Late-night openings on Friday/Saturday December 21 and 22 (up to 7pm), Sunday opening on December 23rd (10am -3pm) and early closing (3pm) on December 24.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 14, 2018
End:Dec 24, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:580 Duncan Ave Courtenay,
Location:Comox Valley Art Gallery
Cost:See Website
Phone:338-6211
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
solt

The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. It occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun.
This year it will take place on December 21, 2018, at 2:23pm, Pacific Time.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:2:15pm
Location:Various locations across B.C.
 
Dec 21, 2018
beth

Take a break from the commercial activity of the holiday season. Bring your family to Bethlehem Centre’s seventh annual Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk Friday, December 21, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm at 2371 Arbot Road, welcoming the festive ‘celebration of lights’ season. Join us for our community winter labyrinth walk facilitated by Holly Carnegie Letcher (Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator). Enjoy the serene mountain and lakeside setting nestled in the woods on beautiful Vancouver Island. All...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:4:00pm - 9:30pm
Address:2371 Arbot Road Nanaimo
Location:Bethlehem Centre
Cost:By donation.
Phone:250-754-3254
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 21, 2018
beth

Take a break from the commercial activity of the holiday season. Bring your family to Bethlehem Centre’s seventh annual Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk Friday, December 21, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm at 2371 Arbot Road, welcoming the festive ‘celebration of lights’ season. Join us for our community winter labyrinth walk facilitated by Holly Carnegie Letcher (Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator). Enjoy the serene mountain and lakeside setting nestled in the woods on beautiful Vancouver Island. All...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:4:00pm - 9:30pm
Address:2371 Arbot Road Nanaimo
Location:Bethlehem Centre
Cost:By donation.
Phone:250-754-3254
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 20, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
mt

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and SNOW! At Mount Washington, enjoy a perfect postcard Christmas, during our Winter Wonderland celebration. Skiing, riding, snow tubing, visits from Santa and numerous events will make for an unforgettable holiday!
Highlights – Night Skiing Every & Nightly Entertainment in Ted’s Bar + Grill – December 20th – January 6th, 2019, Photos with Santa – December 20-22, 2018; Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 2018; Christmas Dinner – December 25, 2018; Boxing Day T...more info
Category:Events
Start:Dec 20, 2018
End:Dec 31, 2018
Address:Strathcona Pkwy Courtenay
Location:Mt Washington Alpine Resort
Phone:250 338 1386
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 17, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018


It is a holiday tradition to take part in this magical skating event at Oceanside Place Arena. Special lighting and décor makes you feel as though you are skating on an outdoor pond at night. Even if you do not skate, come by and view the lights from the deck. Wheel chairs and strollers are welcome. The public skating schedule will be available November 23 at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 17, 2018
End:Dec 31, 2018
Cost:Regular Admission
Phone:250-390-4111
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 5, 2018 to Dec 23, 2018
2018

Join us as we celebrate music, art, laughter, and love this holiday season. Find the perfect gift in our Artisan Gift Shop for someone special and unique. Jewellery, pottery, art glass, paintings, woodcraft, wearable art, and so much more.
Bid on your favourite seasonal wreath or swag handcrafted by local artists and add to your holiday decor. Also, artisan crafted gorgeous tree ornaments.
Lots to see and do at The MAC this holiday season.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 5, 2018
End:Dec 23, 2018
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street Parksville,
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (MAC)
Cost:Free
Phone:250-752-5533
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 20, 2018 to Dec 23, 2018
yellow

The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular is a celebration of music, dance, lights and decorations.
Now in it’s 12th season, it has become a holiday tradition for many across Vancouver Island.
This year’s singing and dancing extravaganza includes musical tributes to Buddy Holly and Richie Valens, Nat King Cole, Michael Jackson, Edith Piaf, the Rat Pack, as well as a collection of Disney classics, a Motown medley starring the Supremes, Bing Crosby’s classic ‘White Christmas’ as well as many more classica...more info
Category:Events
Start:Dec 20, 2018
End:Dec 23, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:125 Front Street Nanaimo
Location:The Port Theatre
Cost:$38
Phone:(250) 754-8550
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 21, 2018
bare

in this class you have the opportunity to challenge yourself, or just be kind to yourself. While you breathe deeply and effortlessly we transition from posture to posture in a mindful, fulfilling way. This class will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, energized and ready for your day. This class is an excellent complement to your weekly practice & great for all beginners.
Students $13, Seniors $15, General $17, 6 and 12 class punch cards available
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 21, 2018
Time:8:30am - 9:45am
Address:#203 - 891 Island Hwy West Parksville
Location:Bare Roots Natural Health & Yoga Centre
Cost:$17
Phone:2509542273
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email


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