Holiday Festivities Downtown and in Centennial Square


Join us downtown and in Centennial Square to enjoy holiday festivities for the whole family to enjoy! Check out the holiday fun listed below and more in the DVBA's Downtown Victoria Holiday Guide.

Island Farms Santa Light Parade

Saturday, November 26, 2016
at 5:45 p.m. 
Along Government Street
(from Belleville to Fisgard Streets)

Begin the holiday season in Victoria with the magical Island Farms Santa Light Parade! Enjoy festive floats, bands, entertainment and lots of fun for the entire family! Join us afterwards at Centennial Square for refreshments from Island Farms with Santa. Remember to bring a donation for the Mustard Seed Food Bank!

9th Annual Centennial Square Christmas Tree Light-Up

Saturday, November 26, 2016
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Centennial Square

Join the DVBA, City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Festival Society to kick-off the holiday season in Centennial Square with the 9th Annual Centennial Square Christmas Tree Light-Up. Enjoy musical performances, eat at a food truck or two, enjoy the outdoor Centennial Inn, ride the Ferris Wheel, and watch as thousands of LED lights are switched on at 7:30 p.m. to create a Winter Wonderland! For the first time, Santa will also be joining us for the Light-Up after the Parade. Meet Santa before he goes back to work at the North Pole. Ferris Wheel rides will begin at 5 p.m. and are $3 or $5 for two.

Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square

Saturday, November 26 - Friday, December 23
Fridays 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. / Saturdays noon - 9 p.m. / Sundays noon - 5 p.m.
Centennial Square

On Saturday, November 26, rides will begin at 5 p.m.
On Friday, December 23, rides will start at noon with extended hours during Winter Wonderland (see below).

The Downtown Victoria Ferris Wheel is back in Centennial Square this holiday season. Witness the lights of Centennial Square and Downtown Victoria from 20 metres up! Grab a snack from local food vendors, enjoy holiday entertainment courtesy of the City of Victoria and the DVBA, try out the audio-reactive tree, and snap a picture with the Polar Bear. Rides are $3 or $5 for two.

New this year, spend $10 or more at a participating downtown business and receive a voucher to ride the Ferris Wheel for $1 (while supplies last). 

Height restrictions may apply. The Ferris Wheel will not operate in inclement weather. 

Winter Wonderland

December 17, 22, 23 / noon - 9 p.m.
December 18 - 21 / noon - 8 p.m. 
Centennial Square

New this year, come and get cozy in Centennial Square’s Winter Wonderland. Grab a festive drink in the Centennial Inn or grab a bite to eat from one of Victoria’s delicious food trucks. Live music and lots of holiday cheer for the entire family! Take a well-earned rest from all the great downtown shopping on the Ferris Wheel!