Top 5 Holiday Events in Victoria - December 2022


Tis the season…

There is something magical about the holiday season in Victoria. It’s a time to indulge in decadent treats, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the lights and sights of the city. Here are our top five holiday activities in Victoria this December.

cheese and meat plate

1. Cozy Christmas Self-Guided Food Tour

Off The Eaten Track – 470 Belleville Street

Eat, drink, and be very merry on this fun holiday-themed foodie tour to indulge in holiday treats like spiced nuts, decadent chocolates, gourmet cheese, festive wine, and much more! Advanced online booking required.

WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday NOV 19th – DEC 31st.


2. Smore’s on the Empress Veranda

The Empress Hotel – 721 Government Street

Get cozy with hot beverages, small bites, and decadent smore’s over a campfire on the front veranda of this iconic hotel. A great way to take in the lights and sights of the Inner Harbour. Walk-in only, no advance booking available.

WHEN:  Friday-Sunday DEC 18-27th


3. Breakfast With Santa

Oak Bay Beach Hotel – 1175 Beach Drive

This family-style brunch service will include house-made cookie decorating, a visit from Mr. Claus himself, as well as on-site photo booth. Online booking only, reservations required.

When: Saturday & Sunday NOV 26-DEC 18



Off The Eaten Track & Thirsty Writer – Online

Eat delicious holiday cookies from four Victoria bakeries paired with four local craft beers. Co-hosted by Bonnie Todd (owner of Off The Eaten Track) and Joe Wiebe (Thirsty Writer). Advance bookings required, must be 19+ to attend.

WHEN: Dec 9 & 16, 2022


5. Bilston Creek Farm Craft Markets 

Bilston Creek Farm – 4185 Metchosin Rd

Visit this beautiful lavander farm in Metchosin for their popular Yueltide Weekend Markets that feature over 90 Vancouver Island vendors. They also offer hot food and drinks on their idyllic farm. No advance bookin required, small fee to enter which can be used towards purchase.

WHEN: DFriday-Sunday NOV 11-DEC 23


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