The Christmas season is upon us once again, and there are lots of events happening around the city to enjoy the holiday spirit. Finding the right event might be tricky, so we’ve gathered some of the most popular events in one place for you to enjoy. Here are some events to look forward to:
Every year, the Bay Centre is turned into a lush forest of hand-decorated trees to support BC Children’s Hospital. You walk among the trees as you enjoy their creativity and vote for your favourite. All proceeds this year go to mental health programs at the BC Children’s Hospital. This year, the display will be open until January 4, 2022, so there’s still lots of time to enjoy the festival — and see Trillium’s own tree! We’re proud to sponsor the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Festival of Trees this year, and you can vote for our tree by texting “Tree 030” to 45678 and help us support the BC Children’s Hospital. Bonus: entry is free!
Visit the eighth annual Christmas Tree Village. The Recreation Centre Atrium and Archie Browning Sports Centre will be filled with lights, decorations and a wonderland of joy for the holidays. It’s an excellent opportunity for photos and to get into the holiday spirit. The display will be open from December 1 until January 4, 2022 so check it out before then. Entry is free, so you can enjoy a festive experience at this holiday wonderland.
With enchanting holiday walks, festive dinners and lunches, and spirited gifts and tastings, the Merridale Cidery & Distillery transforms into a winter wonderland. With all the classic Christmas favourites to enjoy, you’ll be sure to have a festive yuletide time. It’s the perfect way to experience the holiday season and enjoy some of the best cider in BC. Check it out before January 2, 2022 — it’s free, meaning you can visit as many times as you want without worrying about a ticket.
If you’re looking for a display of creativity in the local community, look no further than the annual Gingerbread Showcase. This showcase is an event where both professional and amateur bakers show off their creative abilities in support of Habitat for Humanity Victoria. This year’s theme is “The Future of Home,” so you’ll get to see how they brought their vision of the future to life. The showcase will be held from November 20 to January 2, 2022, so make sure to check it out before then. Entry is free, so stop by and enjoy some of the creative takes on gingerbread that will be on display.
So, there you have it: our chosen favourite Christmas events. With so many fun events on offer, don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets – buy them now and enjoy a truly exciting December at these special holiday happenings!
If you want to see what Trillium’s doing for Christmas, our Calendar of Events is up at all our boutique retirement communities, including Hart House and Highgate Lodge. Join us for any of our Christmas-themed activities!