DECK THE HALL Christmas Market

Cowichan Exhibition Grounds 7380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, BC

3 Day Event The market welcomes over 120 artisans from all over Vancouver Island and is the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done while supporting local businesses. From jewelry, textiles and accessories, to hand-crafted wooden signs, pottery and food items, there is sure to be something for everyone on your list, even your […]

FREE to Browse

A Very, Merry Artisan Christmas Market

The Qualicum Beach Community Hall 644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Sea Thrift Artisan Boutique & Co is putting on their 6th Annual "A Very, Merry Artisan Christmas Market".  There will be 30 local artisans selling their wares for all the naughty & nice on your Christmas list.  This is a fundraiser for our local Oceanside Hospice Society who have helped many in the community.  It […]


Milner Christmas Magic

Milner Gardens & Woodland 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC

Make memories with family and friends this holiday season by experiencing Milner Christmas Magic’s outdoor stroll through thousands of twinkling lights and festive window displays. Not only will our woodland garden come alive with this spectacular light exhibit, but you'll be able to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list in our Gingerbread […]


An Evening with John Vaillant

Shoal Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

John Vaillant will join us to read from and discuss his latest book, Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast, his account of the colossal wildfire in Fort McMurray and the rapidly changing relationship between fire and humankind. The reading takes place Friday, December 1, at the Shoal Centre in Sidney, 10030 Resthaven Drive, at […]


Festival of Trees

Museum at Campbell River 470 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC

December 2 to January 7. Join us for the annual Festival of Trees at the Museum at Campbell River. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy strolling through a gallery full of beautifully and uniquely decorated trees sponsored by local businesses. Share what you are grateful for on […]


Festival of Trees with Special Guests Midnight Shuttles Spinners & Weavers Guild

Museum at Campbell River 470 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC

On opening day of the Museum's Festival of Trees, join the Midnight Shuttles Spinners & Weavers Guild as they offer hands-on activities and demonstrations of a variety of textile arts from needle felting projects, weaving projects for kids to finish at home, hand spinning and carding and much more. Come see the techniques of beautiful […]


Gnarly Youth Christmas Craft Fair

Native Sons Hall 360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC

Come shop at the gnarliest youth craft fair in town! Courtenay Recreation’s LINC Youth Centre is hosting the fair at the Native Sons Hall upstairs on Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Every year the craft fair showcases talented youth aged 9 -19 years. This holiday season is the biggest ever, with […]

free admission

Chestnuts & Carols

Museum at Campbell River 470 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC

🎄🎅 Join us on December 9 for a heartwarming celebration of the holiday season! 🎉🌟 The enchanting Festival of Trees sets the perfect backdrop for our FREE family event, featuring carols by the talented Campbell River Singers, heartwarming stories with Father Christmas, and the delicious aroma of roasted chestnuts from the Italian Cultural Society to […]


Holiday Market at the Hub

The Hub at Cowichan Station 2375 Koksilah Road, Duncan

Join us for a bountiful day at the Hub as we celebrate the Holidays and local connections. There will be a great diversity of vendors as well as food from our cafe and a jolly visitor too!!



Butchart Gardens 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC

Join us December 1 at 5:00 PM as we officially flip the switch for Christmas, and thousands of lights illuminate to mark the start of our Magic of Christmas season. Everyone! Event is included with admission to The Gardens, please reserve your timed entrance tickets. You can expect, Light Up, traditional carollers, festive brass, free […]


Maple Sugar Festival du Sucre d’Érable

Beban Park Social Centre 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

The Nanaimo Maple Sugar Festival du sucre d'Érable is held every year in February to promote French-folk culture. During 3 days of concerts and food, the city and community vibrate to the sounds of francophone artists from across the country, and families gather to enjoy traditional maple sugar on ice! A creator's market will be […]

Free – $5

Easter Promenade

Lewis Park Courtenay, BC

Hop on over and join Courtenay Recreation for the Easter Promenade on Saturday, March 30 for children ages one to six years old with an adult. This popular annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lewis Park stage and is $8 per family (please pre-register). Fun activities include: • Easter Egg […]