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Vancouver Island Events

Dec 14, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019
xmas

Shop local this Christmas at Best Coast Pop Up.

Its happening again! We’re back at Woodgrove Centre!

We’re gathering up some exclusive west coast local makers!

Visit us at our new larger location in Woodgrove Centre November 20th to December 23rd at our Pop Up Shop storefront just past the food court, across from the mall entrance to Landmark Cinemas.

Find your favourites and even some new favourites at our upcoming pop up shop at Woodgrove Centre. We have over 125 different brands all local,...more info
Category:Markets
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 23, 2019
Time:10:00am - 5:00pm
Address:6631 Island Highway North Nanaimo
Location:Woodgrove Centre
 
Dec 14, 2019
cards

Canasta at Nanoose Place every Thursday & Sunday 7-9 PM. See website for more.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:7-9 PM
Address: 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Nanoose Place Community Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
TREE

Place a memory card with the name of your loved one on one of our trees
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 24, 2019
Time:8:00am - 5:00pm
Address:3200 North Island Highway Nanaimo,
Location:Country Club Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 13, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
xmas

Ride the famous Christmas Express! The train leaves every 20 minutes from 4:30 to 8:30

*As this event is a fundraiser for the museum, Coupons are not accepted (including Entertainment guides & groupons,) and Membership season’s passes are not valid.

$14.00 Adults/Seniors/Youth
$12.00 Children
Children 2 and under FREE
Category:Events
Start:Dec 13, 2019
End:Dec 15, 2019
Time:4:30pm - 9:00pm
Address:2892 Drinkwater Road Duncan
Location:BC Forest Discovery Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
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Christmas in Hawaii - Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance

Christmas in Hawaii! Enjoy this tribute to the music of Don Ho featuring Anela Kahiamoe, a 30-year veteran of the Honolulu music scene.

Wear your loudest Hawaiian shirt!

Tea/coffee and goodies fundraiser with all proceeds to support Ovarian Cancer Research.

Dancing starts at 2pm - Tickets $20/ $30 couples.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:2:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$20/ $30 couples
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
music

Christmas on the Farm 2019

It's our favourite time of year! Join us at this free family-friendly event to celebrate Christmas "farm-style". There will be wagon rides, live music, Christmas storytelling, kids crafts and activities, a poutine food truck, free chocolate & popcorn, marshmallow roasting, and all your favourite farm animals!
Category:Events
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Location:Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
Cost:$5
 
Dec 14, 2019
xmas

Darrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft Sale

Fine turned pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, bowls, potpourri bowls, spurtles and other unique gift items. Also handcrafted stools, coat trees and children's rocking chairs.

Open Dec 6-9, 13-15 plus other days by appointment or by chance.
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Celebrate the holiday season with holiday lights, carolling, hot dogs and much merriment at the Deep Bay Marina.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:5:00 – 7:00 pm
Address:180 Burne Road, Bowser
Location:Deep Bay Marina
 
Dec 14, 2019
xmas

Errington Christmas Craft Faires 2019

Celebrating a tradition that goes back 50 years, the Errington Hall will be full of local artists and crafters offering a wide variety of homegrown and handmade treasures just in time for the holiday. Due to the popularity of this event we have expanded the show to two weekends, each with a different set of unique, talented, local vendors.

Free admission. Hot refreshments available on site. Each purchase earns you a draw ticket to win a Prize Basket overflowing...more info
Category:Markets
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address: 1390 Errington Road, Errington
Location: Errington War Memorial Hall
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Jan 1, 2020
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Every night, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Visits with Santa: December 7-8; 14-15; 20-21-22-23
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Category:Family
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Jan 1, 2020
Time:5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address:6183 Whitaker Road Courtenay,
Location:Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens
 
Dec 14, 2019
HELLA BLUE is here to knock out some memorable dance beat blues from the 60s to today. From slow tunes to uptempo, if you can’t dance to it, we don’t play it. More than your standard blues fare, HELLA BLUE reworks the Chicago Blues Classics and adds a modern flare. Featuring the incredible vocals of Tami Blazer, crushing the bass is James Ireland, with screaming guitar solos from Stu Johnson and solid grooves by drummer Gabe Vadas. The members of Blue For You have each been performing in all genres of music for more than three decades.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:7:00pm - 9:30pm
Address:#8 464 Island Highway East Parksville
Location:Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
Cost:$15
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 15, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
art

'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practiced my craft as a painter for 40 years before I tried this new technology. And I...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 15, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville
Location:McMillan Arts Centre
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019
This year, discover the adventure of skiing or snowboarding for the first time with Mt. Washington’s free Discovery Day’s, December 9-20. The package includes a 2-hr group lesson, Easy Acres area lift ticket and equipment rental package. For anyone 13 years and older who has never skied or snowboarded before.

Sign up at www.mountwashington.ca
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 20, 2019
Time:9:00am - 3:30pm
Address:Strathcona Parkway Mount Washington,
Location:Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Cost:Free
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
music

Live Entertainment at The Bayside

Come out and enjoy our incredible view and live music all November long! While dining at The Bayside, Friday & Saturday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm capture the sounds of local talent from pianist performances to guitarists including guitarist Robbie Hancock on Nov. 22-23.
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:5:30pm - 8:30pm
Address:240 Dogwood Street, Parksville
Location:The Bayside Restaurant & Lounge
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
smoke

Live Music at Smoke n Water

Come on down to Smoke n Water for live music every Friday and Saturday.

To see who is playing please visit www.facebook.com/smokenwaterbc/events.

Reservations are recommend for dinner!
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:1600 Stroulger Road, Parksville
Location:Smoke 'N Water @ Pacific Shores Resort & Spa
Cost:No Cover
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
xmas

5th Annual Magical Nights of Light 2019

If you thought last year's laser light show was spectacular, wait until you see this year's Magical Nights of Light!

• Magical Light Show
• Walk through at your own pace
• Hot Chocolate
• Visit with Santa
• And more ...!

Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are non-refundable.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Rd., Errington
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:Advance Tickets: $5 per person, 12 & under Free
 
Dec 14, 2019
xmas

VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019

Outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy: Dec 6 – 8, 13 - 15, 18 – 22, 2019.

Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling, VIU Baking Students Gingerbread Houses, Refreshments, Tea Room, Gift Shops. Onsite shuttle for mobility challenged. Bring a flashlight. Sorry, we are unable to take Tea Room reservations.

Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs). All entry d...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm; last entry 8:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs).
 
Dec 14, 2019
xmas

Raise your voices for a festive and merry musical performance. The Vancouver Island Symphony joins forces with three choirs all led by Patricia Plumley , in our yearly holiday concert! Carols, Nutcracker, Christmas tales, Candles and Mistletoe – all the ingredients are reunited for an unforgettable evening of Christmas Magic!
Guest Artists
Vancouver Island Symphony Children’s Choir
A Capella Plus
Village Voices
Patricia Plumley Choral Director
Category:Concerts
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:7:30pm
Address:125 Front Street Nanaimo,
Location:The Port Theatre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 10, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
rail

When it comes to model trains, most people consider it more of a hobby than an art form but that misconception is about to be debunked at the Winter in Art Show at The Old School House Arts Centre. Come see trains surrounded by real-life and artistic sceneries. This display is sure to wake the inner child in everyone who sees it.
Category:Events
Start:Dec 10, 2019
End:Dec 14, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Address:112 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Location:The Old School House Gallery
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
club ride at Hammerfest trails
Category:Events
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:9:00am - 11:00pm
Location:yellow gate just before you reach Englishman river park Errington
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 27, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
xmas

North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket, brimming with treats and surprises from the 25 PDBA ...more info
Category:Events
Start:Nov 27, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
art

Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC

2019 is the UNESCO International year of Indigenous Languages. Languages are powerful and potent markers of identity and culture, yet many of us cannot even say “hello” in the language of the people on whose traditional territory we live, work and play.

You might just expand your vocabulary—and your appreciation for the Indigenous languages spoken in BC—after visiting the Qualicum Beach Museum to view the travelling exhibition “Our Living Languages: ...more info
Category:Events
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:587 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Museum
Cost:See Website
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
Public Raku Day

Pyromania Pottery wants you to experience the magic & beauty of participating in a raku firing on Dec 14th. Choose an unglazed pot, starfish, seahorse, fish, leaf, heart, cat or whale made by one of our potters, glaze it with their help, and we will fire it for you in an hour or two.

Take it home that same day - reservations required! Please call 250-954-1775 between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily to book your spot!

Handicapped parking only the the upper parking beside the store.
Category:Events
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am
Address:2344 Alberni Highway, Coombs
Location:Pyromania Pottery
Cost:$25
 
Dec 14, 2019
union

Every Saturday, fundraiser for the Pythian Sisters.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 14, 2019
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 14, 2019
market

Qualicum Beach Farmers Market

Visit Qualicum Beach Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm (1pm July & Aug), year-round and enjoy an incredible selection of fresh produce and locally produced goods. Our vendors make, bake, or grow the products they offer for sale.

Get to know who produces your food. Discover the wealth of mid-Island production from a wide variety of local home and commercial providers. Learn from them in person the joys and challenges of delivering quality fruits, vege...more info
Category:Farmers Market
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm (1pm July & Aug)
Address:Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
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 14, 2019
Time:Various
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
xmas

Rudolph's Christmas Preschool Party 2-5yrs

The elves are busy planning an exciting party for you and your parents to enjoy. A variety of craft stations and a special circle time will get you all in the holiday spirit. Parent participation is required. Oceanside Place Arena on Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Cost is $12.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:30am - 12:00pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:$12
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
swim

Splish Splash Everyone Welcome Swim
Splish splash everyone welcome swims at Ravensong Aquatic Centre are a water adventure you don’t want to miss. The lifeguards are going to bring out the pool toys for you to enjoy. From the rope swing to the snake there will be water play for everyone. These swims are on Saturdays, November 9, December 7 and 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Monday December 9 and 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Regular admission. Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-752-5014 or view skate a...more info
Category:Family
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Address:737 Jones Street Qualicum Beach
Location:Ravensong Aquatic Centre
Cost:regular admission
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
xmas

Echo Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Join us this holiday season at the Village Theatre for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - some of the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy, adapted from the best-selling children's book, h...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:7:30pm, 2:00pm
Address:110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:$10, $14, $20, $23
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 12, 2019 to Dec 15, 2019
xmas

Vancouver Island Market presents…

It’s a VIMterful Life!
December 12th-15th, 2019
at Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly the old Sears Building)

Times:
Thursday, Dec 12 – 4PM-9PM
Friday, Dec 13 – 10AM-7PM
Saturday, Dec 14 – 10AM-6PM
Sunday, Dec 15 – 11AM-5PM

Our much anticipated Winter Market will showcase Vancouver Island’s local handmade artisans. Over 200+ vendors in craft, food, liquor sales, live music, entertainment, and gift shop will provide shoppers a unique opportunity to shop lo...more info
Category:Markets
Start:Dec 12, 2019
End:Dec 15, 2019
Address:4750 Rutherford Road Nanaimo,
Location:Nanaimo North Town Centre
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
xmas

Winter Wonderland On Ice

It is a holiday tradition to take part in this magical skating event at Oceanside Place Arena. Special lighting and decor 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 with free skating events will be available on November 18th at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family
Start:Dec 14, 2019
End:Dec 31, 2019
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Regular & Free
Website:Open Site


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