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The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of the year in Victoria. Thanks to mild weather, light displays, carriage rides, holiday shopping, and a full events calendar, there’s an abundance of festive cheer throughout the city. Looking for some of the best holiday events in Victoria, BC? Read on to discover magical holiday events in the city.

Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

A Group Of Trees With Lights

Now through January 6, 2023, the always beautiful Butchart Gardens become even more so, with thousands of sparkling lights against the festive foliage around the gardens. They are certain to twinkle and glow amid expected snowfall this year. Guests will enjoy spotting the displays scattered throughout the grounds, then warming up with a rich hot cocoa and sweet gingerbread around the fireplace at the Coffee Shop.

The Bay Centre Festival of Trees

A Tree With Lights And Ornaments

The annual Festival of Trees is back at The Bay Centre and is bigger and better than ever. The common areas will be filled with oversized, one-of-a-kind trees, each impressively decorated. In true holiday spirit, funds raised from the holiday display will benefit BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, dedicated to helping kids in need. Be sure to vote for your favourites!

Habitat for Humanity 14th Annual Gingerbread Showcase

A Gingerbread House On A Plate

The Parkside Hotel & Spa couldn’t be more proud to once again be the host of this year’s Gingerbread Showcase, running until January 2, 2023. The event is set to display some spectacular works of edible art designed by the area’s most renowned bakers and culinary experts. The theme of this year’s event is “Magical,” which seeks to inspire all of us to appreciate and enjoy the magic of the world around us. There’s so much beauty to be found in the everyday moments!

Want to make it a true holiday getaway?

A Person Holding A Plant

Want a festive holiday getaway? Book Parkside Hotel and Spa's Gingerbread Package! This special escape includes a stay in a one-bedroom suite, four gingerbread cookies, four hot chocolates and a donation to Habitat for Humanity!