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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 23, 2018
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
 
Dec 23, 2018
latin

Corta Jaca Dance, Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons each Sunday (December schedule limited, see website).
6:30 Beginners 7:30 Intermediates.
Everyone welcome
Contact Andy Mundy
778-424-9994
http://www.cortajacadance.ca/
Category:Workshop
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:6:30pm – 8:30pm
Address:280 Lions Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Name:Andy Mundy
Phone:778-424-9994
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 23, 2018
pgosa

Casual Cycling with PGOSA.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:10 am - 1 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Phone:(250) 586-5055
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2018
horse

Experience, Christmas in the Country at Tiger Lily Farm. Pony Rides for the kids through our indoor winter forest. Hot Chocolate and goodies for everyone. Make and take home an Evergreen Door Swag. Enjoy the Carollers. Dress up in our Live Nativity Scene. Visit Santa and take some photos.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:11:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1692 Errington Road Errington
Location:Tiger Lily Farm
Cost:$7 – $24
Phone:250-248-2408
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 23, 2018
crown

Full on Country comes in on Sunday afternoons from 3-7pm. Join in the jam, get in on the meat draw or just enjoy the music.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:3:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor Pub
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 23, 2018
crown

Come on down to the Crown & jam with Big Daddy at the best jam on Vancouver Island!

Date(s):
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:3:00pm
Address:6120 West Island Hwy Qualicum Beach
Location:Crown & Anchor
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 23, 2018
dawn

Come one, come all. We would like to invite you to our Annual Dawn Walton & Associates Skating Event. This free skating event will also include hot chocolate, pizza and Santa with his elf on the ice. The skating event is on December 23rd, 2018 from 12:30 until 2:30 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre on Rink 1. Its a great time of year to get your family out for a seasonal skate and we can’t wait to see you there!
Category:Family
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:12:30pm - 2:30pm
Address:750 Third Street Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo Ice Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-740-0978
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 23, 2018
dawn

Come one, come all. We would like to invite you to our Annual Dawn Walton & Associates Skating Event. This free skating event will also include hot chocolate, pizza and Santa with his elf on the ice. The skating event is on December 23rd, 2018 from 12:30 until 2:30 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre on Rink 1. Its a great time of year to get your family out for a seasonal skate and we can’t wait to see you there!
Category:Family
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:12:30pm - 2:30pm
Address:750 Third Street Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo Ice Centre
Cost:Free
Phone:250-740-0978
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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2018
bike

Intermediate Cycling with PGOSA.

Category:Events
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location:Parksville Civic Centre
Cost:See website for membership info.
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2018
jam

*JAMS ARE NOW ON SUNDAYS
​FROM 2-5PM*
Jams will be every second and fourth Sunday of each month
​$5 donation at the door is greatly appreciated
Our Jam sessions are lovingly led by Barbara Gilmore.
They are usually unplugged and are strictly for non-amplified instruments (ie. acoustic guitars, ukeleles, mandolins, harmonicas, hand drums etc. No electric instruments on these days.
Check out our Facebook page for more details on each jam session, lately Barbara has been choosing ex...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 5:00pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville,
Location: Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$5
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 23, 2018
mic

Every Sunday, 5-8pm, Lions Club Meat Draw and Open Jam hosted by The Ryder Bachman Band. Bring your instrument and play along!
Category:Art
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:7480 Island Highway S Fanny Bay,
Location:Fanny Bay Inn
Cost:No Cover
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 23, 2018
ball

Pickleball at Nanoose Place every Tues, Thurs & Sunday. Visit their website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:1 - 3 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 23, 2018
sc

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 6:30pm
Address:245 Hirst Ave W Parksville
Location:SOS Child, Youth &Family Centre
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 23, 2018
school

For grades 7, 8 & 9. Games, field trips and music allow youth to express themselves and develop friendships.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 23, 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 23, 2018
smoke

Make Sunday your favourite day of the week with Smoke 'N Water's signature brunch buffet, every Sunday from 9-2. Whether you’re craving breakfast or lunch you will find a great selection of fresh, house made dishes to satisfy your appetite.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 23, 2018
Time:9:00am
Address:1-1600 Strougler Rd, Nanoose Bay
Location:Smoke N Water Restaurant
Cost:Adults $17.95 Kids 6-12 $8.95 Kids 5 & Under Free.
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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