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The Holidays in Oak Bay

The Holiday season is upon us and what better way to get festive than visiting the many events and gatherings our beautiful area of Oak Bay has to offer.

There are a number of options for the whole family from now until the end of December and we are here to share them with you! Below is our list of favourite holiday activities in Oak Bay.

The Oak Bay Christmas Festival

Running from Sunday, November 25 until Saturday, December 1st, the Oak Bay Christmas Festival allows local artists, craftsfolk, musicians, and more to showcase their talents for everyone to see. 

The Light Up celebration kicks off the Annual Oak Bay Christmas Festival season. There is musical entertainment, street food, roasted chestnuts, bouncy castle, street hockey, crafts and games and thousands of lights throughout the Village. The lights come on at 5 PM and Santa Clause arrives on an Oak Bay Fire Truck.

For one evening in the following week, art galleries throughout Oak Bay Village are open for the annual Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk. The public is invited to visit the galleries and stroll the Avenue enjoying the lights and decorated shops.

The festival concludes on the first Saturday in December with the Lighted Truck convoy which heads down Oak Bay Avenue between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

For more information, click here

The Magic of Christmas, with Michael Sicoly and Friends

For a mix of comedy, music, sing-alongs and more, look no further than the Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s holiday-themed variety show – The Magic of Christmas, with Michael Sicoly and friends.


The Dinner Shows offer a full culinary and entertainment experience. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and glass of sparkling before the doors open. Once inside you will be seated for a beautiful three-course plated dinner in our elegant David Foster Foundation Theatre. Following dinner, the lights will dim and the show will begin. As the evening ends, you will be greeted with hot chocolate and cookies as you depart home.

Offering special room rates for event attendees, Enjoy a lively night out with friends or family and sleep soundly in the comfort of Oak Bay’s iconic Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

For showtimes and ticket information, click here

Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s Holiday Everyone-Welcome Skate

On Monday, December 24, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, join Recreation Oak Bay for a Holiday Skate with the whole family. 

During this skate, there will be holiday-themed ice activities such as reindeer games and go-go-stop Santa's sled. Come out and have fun listening to great Christmas music and getting x-mas crafty in the off-ice craft station. A great time for all skill-levels, what better way to relax with the family than participating in a Christmas-themed afternoon skate. Don’t forget your mittens!

Christmas Movie Nights at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Create a new tradition for your family as Christmas Movie Nights return to the David Foster Foundation Theatre. Join us as we celebrate favourite holiday films accompanied by light dinner, popcorn, and house-made sweet-treats. Part of all proceeds of all sales will go directly to the David Foster Foundation. Films will include Love Actually, Elf, and the Polar Express.

For movie options, dates, and times as well and menu information, click here
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