Calendar: Holiday Cheer

24 11 2010

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It’s official, the holiday’s are here.

Festival of Trees – A forest of decorated trees will take root. The festival benefits the B.C. Children’s Hospital. FRIDAY-January 4 at the Fairmont Empress and Victoria Conference Centre. Free, ballots by donation. 250-389-2727, fairmont.com/empress.

 

Bear Wear – The best-dressed teddy bears will be on display. Vote on your favourite bear by donation, place bids in a silent auction or just swing by to take a look at the frills and fur. All funds go to the Queen Alexandra Foundation. THURSDAY-December 19 at the Hotel Grand Pacific (463 Belleville). Free, ballots by donation. queenalexandra.org.

The Runway of Fame – UVic’s Commerce Students’ Society puts on a charity fashion show to raise money for the Greater Victoria United Way. THURSDAY 7:30pm at Club 9one9 (919 Douglas). $15. 250-893-5467.

Dinner & Dance for Guatemala – Join the Victoria Central America Support Committee and the Victoria FMLN Committee as we respond to the devastating flooding and subsequent lanslides that occured in Guatemala last summer. Proceeds go to those in need. FRIDAY, dinner 6:30pm, and dance 8pm at 1923 Fernwood. $20/$10 dance only. 250-447-0941.

Habitat for Humanity Great Gingerbread House Showcase – Forty beautiful gingerbread creations will be on display. All proceeds go to support Habitat for Humanity in the community. FRIDAY-January 2 10am-6pm at the Inn at Laurel Point (680 Montreal). Free, vote by donation.

Sunday’s Snowflakes Fashion Show – Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and great fashions at the lovely Delta Ocean Pointe Resort. Featuring designer Simon Chang, Order of Canada. SATURDAY 11am at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort (45 Songhees). $60. 250-381-4461.

Island Farms Santa Light Parade Warm-up – Enjoy musical performances, roving children’s performers, children’s activities and complimentary hot chocolate and treats as a prelude to the Island Farms Santa Light Parade. Parade route on Government, between Bellebille & Cormorant. SATURDAY 4-6pm on Government. Free. victoria.ca/cityhall/arts-spirit-season-square.shtml.

Oak Bay Lightup – Watch as thousands of lights on buildings, trees and lampposts come to life for the Christmas season. SUNDAY 3-6pm in Oak Bay Village. Free. 250-598-5252.

Provincial Legislature Menorah Lighting – The Jewish community marks the start of Chanukah by lighting the largest public Menorah at the front steps of the Provincial Legislature of British Columbia. WEDNESDAY 5:30-6:30pm on the front steps of the BC Provincial Legislature (501 Belleville). Free. 250-744-2770.

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