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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 8, 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
 
Nov 22, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
carol

HCTAS is thrilled to be offering a brand new tradition for Christmas to our #Nanaimo and #VancouverIsland theatre patrons! This family-friendly play will keep children and adults alike thoroughly entertained while sharing the story of the beloved classic, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
This stage adaptation is written by local author, Jim Maher specifically for the Harbour City Theatre! Directed by Dean Chadwick, and features all your favourite characters. Come see the entire Cratchit Family, i...more info
Category:Theatre
Start:Nov 22, 2018
End:Dec 15, 2018
Time:7:00pm - 8:45pm
Address:25 Victoria Road Nanaimo
Location:Harbour City Theatre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 753-5331
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 8, 2018
advent

Advent is a buildup of excitement towards CHRISTMAS! Come out for an exciting time of food, music, and shopping.
Admission by donation – funds will go to the Hall’s Soupy Cafe: canned food to the food bank.
ALL HANDCRAFTED – get that one-of-a-kind (last minute) gift for someone special! An artisan’s passion is to create beauty in this world. Help us share the LOVE and JOY this Christmas. Click on the discussion tab to see some of the artisan’s work that we will be featuring.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:240 Lions Way Qualicum Beach
Location:Lighthouse Community Centre
Cost:Admission by Donation
Phone:(250) 757-9711
 
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 8, 2018
cards

Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 8, 2018
curl

Teams draw out of the hat, everyone is guaranteed 2 games. Only spots for 64 curlers so don’t wait to register. Sign up soon at the club, the deadline for registration is Dec.1/18.
We will also have our Turkey and Ham Shoot.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for our Christmas Toy and Food Bank.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:9:00am - 3:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Curling Club
Cost:$10
Phone:250-752-6162
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2018
xmas

An eclectic mix of handmade local crafts and foods for gift and personal shopping in our historic 1922 Hall. A hearty lunch, snacks and beverages will be served.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road Errington
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Cost:Free
Phone:(250) 248-5106
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 8, 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 8, 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
 
Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
xmas

Kick-off Nov. 15, toy collection until Dec. 15, drop-off sites all around Nanaimo. Registration for families in need from Nov. 19 – Dec. 1 Food Bank sites, and Dec. 3-7 at University Village Shopping Centre. Seeking toys for children from 0 – 16. Help all Nanaimo’s children have a Merry Christmas.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 15, 2018
End:Dec 15, 2018
Time:11:00am
Address:6631 Island Highway North Nanaimo,
Location:woodgrove mall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 7, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018
xmas

Friday, Dec 7th 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, Dec 8th 10am – 4pm
3rd Annual Handmade for the Holidays Craft & Artisan Market put on by the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district featuring over 90 handmade vendors all local to Vancouver Island.
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 7, 2018
End:Dec 8, 2018
Time:Various
Address:355 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo District Secondary School
Cost:Free
 
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 8, 2018
yoga

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:Workshop
Date:Dec 8, 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 8, 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:Art
Date:Dec 8, 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 7, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018
Nanaimo Art Gallery Store presents a cozy two-day event featuring locally-made art, gifts, stocking stuffers, treats, and other treasures for the holiday season.
FREE PARKING is available at the Bastion Street Parkade (behind the Royal Bank) only one block away from the Gallery!
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 7, 2018
End:Dec 8, 2018
Time:Various
Address:150 Commercial St, Nanaimo
Location:Nanaimo Art Gallery Store
Cost:Free
 
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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2018
xmas

Generations Church presents our 26th Annual Singing Christmas Tree!
Our giant Christmas Tree is filled with over 50 choir members singing new and old Christmas songs. Along with a drama presentation and light show, our performances are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!
This year's performance takes a "behind the scenes" look at that very first Christmas, but it doesn't end there. That was just the beginning. The beginning of what, you ask? Come along and find out!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Address:1300 Princess Royal Avenue Nanaimo
Location:Generations Church
Cost:Free
 
Dec 8, 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 8, 2018
Time:3 - 5 PM
Address:2038 Sanders Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Rocking Horse Pub
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 8, 2018
union

Every Saturday, fundraiser for the Pythian Sisters.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 8, 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 8, 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 8, 2018
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 8, 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 8, 2018
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 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 8, 2018
Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Address:494 Bay Avenue, Parksville
Location:Munchkinland, Family Place
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 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 8, 2018
Time:9:30am - 11:30am
Address:497 Island Hwy W Parksville
Location:Family Place
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 8, 2018
school

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

This quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic is set in a Victoria music hall. The Royal Music Hall Twenty-Member Variety Players are beset with a widespread case of food poisoning. This leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance of A Christmas Carol. The undaunted trio gamely face missed cues, ill-fitting costumes and solving the problem of having no one to play Tiny Tim. Done in the style of British Music Hall, Scrooge In Rouge abounds in bad p...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 30, 2018
End:Dec 16, 2018
Time:7:30pm
Address:4985 Christie Road Ladysmith,
Location:Ladysmith Little Theatre
Cost:$10 – $25
Phone:250-924-0658
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
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
swim

The lifeguards are going to bring out all the pool toys for you to enjoy. From the rope swing to the Snake to the Dino ribs there will be water play for everyone. Saturday, December 8th from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. Regular admission. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:1:30pm - 5:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach,
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:Regular Admission
Phone:250-390-4111
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 8, 2018
addams

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the ...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:900 Fifth Street Nanaimo,
Location:Malaspina Theatre – Vancouver Island University
Cost:$12
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 2, 2018 to Dec 19, 2018
milner

An outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy. Over half a kilometre of lit and decorated trails. Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, story telling, refreshments, tea room, and gift shops available.

Milner Christmas Magic is a fundraising event in support of Milner Gardens & Woodland with a special event admission by suggested donation of: $5 Adult, $2.50 Child, $12 Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children/Youth under 19 years.)
Category:Family
Start:Dec 2, 2018
End:Dec 19, 2018
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm, last entry 8pm
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:$5/adult, $2.50/child, $12/family (2 adults and up to 3 chil
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 8, 2018
winter

The musicians, in rich medieval attire, perform on a stage set with magnificent backdrops of cathedral and snow that will whisk you to a land of pure magic.
One of our most beloved holiday concerts , Winter Harp, takes you on a magical journey you will never forget. And this year being Winter Harp’s 25th anniversary, you’ll be treated to some of the ensemble’s most popular carols from the past quarter century, as well as some beautiful new carols to mark this anniversary year.
Join this world-class e...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 8, 2018
Time:3:30pm - 5:00pm
Address:125 Front Street Nanaimo
Location:The Port Theatre
Cost:See Website
Phone:(250) 754-8550
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


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