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Festival of Trees - Victoria - Victoria

The Fairmont Empress
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1W5

Daily from November 19, 2014 to January 6, 2015

Every year, Victoria's Festival of Trees transforms The Fairmont Empress into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital.

Sponsors, local businesses, organizations & individuals of this event come together & decorate trees - in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent & always beautiful fashion.

These enchanting trees are then displayed throughout The Fairmont Empress over the holiday season.

The 2013 Victoria Festival of Trees raised over $205,400 in support of the urgent needs at BC Children's Hospital.

More than 20,000 votes were cast for the 73 beautifully decorated trees during the seven weeks at The Fairmont.

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Christmas in Old Town - Victoria

675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Toll-free
Phone250-356-7226

Daily from November 14, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas from long ago. Marvel at the 4.5 metre tall Christmas tree, visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery. From 12 noon - 4:00 pm.

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2014 Artisan's Market - Campbell River

1235 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, British Columbia
V9W 2C7
Toll-free
Phone250-287-2261

Daily from November 13, 2014 to December 24, 2014

If you are looking for a special gift and don’t want to hit the shopping mall, the Gallery has unique and original gifts in a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll find candles, cards, wood work, jewelry, soap, pottery, fibre art, blown glass, knitwear, prints, toys, decorations, tea, spices and more – and it’s all hand made in this region! If you’ve already made a trip to the Gallery’s Artisan Market, do come back to see the new products and artwork that will arrive each week. November 13 – December 24, 2014 Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm OPEN LATE for Starlight Shopping on November 28 until 8pm

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Lust Life Jazz Band Plays The Bengal Lounge - Victoria

721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1W5

Weekly on Saturday November 8, 2014 to Saturday December 27, 2014

Catch Lust Life Jazz Band at the Bengal Lounge for a great evening of cool jazz,and funky stuff. Featured musicians in The Victoria International JazzFest and many other events, Lust Life has been a staple of the Victoria BC and Vancouver Island music scene for many years. Frequently guest soloists join the band to offer their opinions in the language of jazz. The repertoire stems from the love of the jazz song form, the great American songbook and takes inspiration from jump jazz, blues, bebop, funk and swing. The stylings of Lust Life defy classical description.

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Upstairs on Beacon Holiday Market & Festivities - Sidney

2405 Beacon Ave
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 3A2
Toll-free
Phone250-516-7653

Weekly on Saturday November 1, 2014 to Saturday December 20, 2014

Upstairs on Beacon will be turned into a magical Christmas wonderland with many surprises, treats and fun! Visit our mall of Christmas Trees and holiday decorations. There will be a holiday market in which 30 vendors will be selling speciality products and unique holiday gifts for that special someone. If you'd like to purchase a vendor table and participate beginning Nov 1st, call quick as limited space. We will also use this time to take donations for the food bank. The Holiday Market on Beacon will be every Sat. 10-4 but the decorations will be available for the public to visit any day until 5pm. For more information 250.516.7653

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Outdoor Skating Rink - The Fairmont Empress - Victoria

721 Govt St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1W5

Daily from October 31, 2014 to January 15, 2015

Operating from November 20, 2014 until mid-January 2015, the approximately 60' x 90' covered rink will offer public skating 5pm - 9pm weekdays and 12pm to 9pm weekends. Skate rentals, Skate 'n Date nights and Family Skate afternoon are some of the ways to enjoy the tradition of winter skating. For groups there are Office Skates, Holiday Parties on Ice, and Break + Skate meeting options. Special seasonal festivities include Sunday Skates with Santa, and Christmas Eve Skating with the Elves, hot cocoa and cider. The cost is $10 per person, $5 for children aged 10 and under and rentals are available at $5 per pair.

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CVS Sightseeing Options - Victoria

721 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 2X2
Toll-free
Phone877-578-5552

Daily from October 16, 2014 to January 3, 2015

CVS Sightseeing offern an array of Holiday Tour options from Dec 1-Jan 3. Options Include, Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights, Holiday Dinner Option, Fetive Victoria Day Tour, Butterfly Gardens, Deluxe Victoria City Tours, Discounted Combo Tour & more! All tours offer live driver narration on all tours in modern motor coaches with select hotel pick up.

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"Bird Quartet" by Roy Green - Victoria

Open Space
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1E6
Toll-free
Phone250-383-8833

Daily from August 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015

Open Space partners once again with the City of Victoria for Commercial Alley's second installation, which features four new works by painter, performance artist, and poet Roy Green. The artist's series not only captures the spirit of some of the island's favourite winged cousins but also speaks to humanity's timeless preoccupation with flight and admiration of birds, evidenced throughout the histories of art, symbolism, and spirituality. Green's birds, iconic and indigenous to Vancouver Island, include the great blue heron, the pileated woodpecker, the rufous hummingbird, and the red-winged blackbird.

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Our Living Languages Opens - Victoria

675 Belleville St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 9W2
Toll-free
Phone888-447-7977

Daily from June 21, 2014 to June 30, 2017

Discover the incredible diversity of First Nations languages in BC and the groundbreaking work underway to keep them alive in this new exhibition. The Royal BC Museum has partnered with the First Peoples' Cultural Council on this innovative exhibition that celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC in the face of change. BC is one of the planet's most linguistically diverse regions. From a global perspective, it's known as a linguistic "hotspot" because of the diversity and vitality of our First Nations languages, of which 34 are spoken here. Visit this new exhibition and learn to say "welcome" in one of 34 languages. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/languages

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Miniature World - Grand opening of King Arthur's Camelot - Victoria

649 Humboldt St.
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1A7
Toll-free
Phone250-385-9731

Daily from May 31, 2014 to December 31, 2023

Grand Opening May 31, 2014 of our latest and greatest creation - King Arthur's Camelot Our expansion includes eleven new exhibits depicting this timeless legend! Join us this Saturday and beyond to view Merlin's lair, Camelot castle, the lady of the lake, battlefields of jousting knights, the holy grail, the sword in the stone plus much more!

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