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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 22, 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 22, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
carol

Experience Charles Dickens’ classic story as a musical this Christmas season!
Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol intending to “open his readers’ hearts and to encourage practical benevolence” . This musical version, adapted by Canadian theatre icon Mavor Moore, is described as “A joy to behold…with festive music you’re happy to leave the theatre humming…Instinctively theatrical, a family entertainment of infectious joyousness”. (The Globe and Mail)
In A Christmas Carol, Dickens captured the spirit of the...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Dec 22, 2018
End:Dec 31, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:442 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay,
Location:Sid Williams Theatre
Cost:See Website
Phone:2503390280
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
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 22, 2018
cards

Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 22, 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 22, 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
 
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 22, 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 22, 2018
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:470 Island Highway Campbell River,
Location:Campbell River Museum
Cost:Free
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
 
Dec 22, 2018
skate

Holiday Swim

Come to Ravensong Aquatic Centre for the annual holiday swim on Saturday, December 22 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. Join in reindeer pool games and a visit with Santa. Regular admission.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-752-5014 or view swim and skate schedules online
Category:Events
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 5:00pm
Address:737 Jones St, Qualicum Beach,
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:Regular Admission
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 22, 2018
bare

Progressing from the Yoga Fundamentals class series, this class deepens the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses as well as continued development of the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. The benefits include increased mobility, stability and strength. Yoga philosophy is introduced. These classes are suitable for all beginning students in Iyengar Yoga. Minimum of 6 months regular attendance is recommended before moving to Level 1/2.
Students $13, Seniors $...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:10:00am - 11:15am
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 22, 2018
play

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 22, 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
 
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 22, 2018
Join us on Saturday evening from 7-11pm for a great evening of live music. Come for dinner, stay and dance the night away. Adults Only, 19+.
November 10 – Ryder Bachman
November 17 – Butts Giraud & Friends Blues
November 24 – The Enablers
December 1 – Butts Giraud and Friends
December 8 – Identity Crisis
December 15 – The Enablers
December 22 – Ryder Bachman
December 29 – Kelly Fawcett
Category:Art
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 11:00pm
Address:3109 Island Highway W Qualicum Beach
Location:Shady Rest Hotel
Cost:No Cover
Phone:(250) 752-9111
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 22, 2018
lions

Meat Draws every Saturday at the Rocking Horse Pub from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (except for summer break)
Category:Events
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:3 - 5 PM
Address:2038 Sanders Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Rocking Horse Pub
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 22, 2018
union

Every Saturday, fundraiser for the Pythian Sisters.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:5467 Island Highway S Union Bay,
Location:Highwayman Saloon
Cost:No Cover
Phone:335-0256
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 22, 2018
QB%20market
Welcome to the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market - a great way to start your Saturday morning. Whether you're visiting for the first time, or are a lifelong resident, a visit to Veteran's Way and Memorial is where you'll find the best in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries, plants and cut flowers, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, fish, chicken and pork, as well as a wide range of local crafts. Visit their website for more info.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 22, 2018
swim

Come join us for a swim on Mondays and Wednesday 8:00pm-9:00pm, as well as Saturdays 7:00am-8:00am. Register at any time by contacting c.u.at.the.pool@gmail.com.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 22, 2018
Enjoy a free parent and tot session and Mother Goose circle time at Munchkinland, Family Place in Parksville. Join us for songs, stories and breakfast. Saturdays, Nov 3, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22, 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a free program suitable for families with children 6 years and younger. View all BLT programs online at www.oblt.ca
Category:Art
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Address:497 Island Hwy W Parksville
Location:Family Place
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 22, 2018
pan

Saturday Breakfast Club

Enjoy a free parent and tot session and Mother Goose circle time at Munchkinland, Family Place in Parksville. Join us for songs, stories and breakfast.

Saturdays, Nov 3, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22, 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a free program suitable for families with children 6 years and younger. View all BLT programs online at www.oblt.ca
Category:Family
Date:Dec 22, 2018
Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Address:494 Bay Avenue, Parksville
Location:Munchkinland, Family Place
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 22, 2018
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 22, 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 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
 
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 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 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 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


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