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7th Annual Christmas Craft Extravaganza - Parksville

240 Dogwood Street
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 1E1
Toll-free
Phone250-752-1296

Daily from November 28, 2014 to November 29, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing shopping experience that will fill you with the spirit of the season. Take pleasure in a cup of hot apple cider while being entertained with seasonal music. You will find delightful gift ideas for the ones you love while supporting a worthy cause. Join the Oceanside Grandmothers on Friday, November 28th (1-7 pm) and Saturday, November 29 (10am - 4 pm) at the Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood Street in Parksville. Our Extravaganza features crafts, baking, jewelry, door prizes, carollers and much, much more! Parking is plentiful and admission is free. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

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The Magic of Christmas at Merridale - Cobble Hill

1230 Merridale Rd
Cobble Hill, British Columbia
V0R 1L0
Toll-free
Phone250-743-4293

Weekly on Friday-Sunday from Friday November 28, 2014 to Sunday January 4, 2015

Imagine twinkling lights on the trees, perhaps a dusting of snow on the orchard floor, and a cup of our newly released mulled cider, Yule Fuel, to warm the soul. It's Christmas at merridale starting November 15th, every Friday through Sunday night. So stop by for a visit and enjoy our complimentary enchanted Christmas Orchard Walk down Candycane Lane. Bring the whole family for an outing, or make it a date night with that special person. Our bistro will open at 5:00 for affordable family style dinners, or order from our regular dinner menu. We offer dinning on the heated patio overlooking the orchard lights. Don't forget to call ahead and reserve a table!

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Ladysmith Festival of Lights - Ladysmith

First Avenue
Ladysmith, British Columbia
V9G 1A3
Toll-free
Phone250-245-5888

Daily from November 27, 2014 to January 11, 2015

An amazing community light up in a wonderful Island hillside community. Beginning on the last Thursday in November and runs until the second Sunday in January. This annual event draws 1,000s of visitors to Ladysmith. Light Up Night is a must. Santa even shows up to turn on over 150,000 festive lights. Following light up there is an amazing festive parade with brightly lit floats that goes down the main street. This is followed by the "turn on" of the giant Christmas tree and the evening wraps up with an awesmome firesorks show sponsored by the LDCU. Light Up night is always the last Thursday in November.... it's the island's most amazing family event!!!

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Festival of Trees - Nanaimo

147 - 4750 Rutherford Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 4K6
Toll-free
Phone250-758-8111

Daily from November 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015

In Support of BC Children's Hospital Festival of Trees. See it Experience it, Visit Nanaimo North Town Centre to vote for your favorite tree! The Season of Giving: November 22 - January 4. For more information or to sponsor a tree, please visit nanaimonorth.com/bcchf.ca/fot Registration deadline for sponsoring a tree is November 5!

125

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.

127

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.

129

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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