A Very Colwood Christmas

5 Holiday Activities Around the West Shore

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching, which brings plenty of opportunities to connect with the West Shore community. From time-honoured traditions, to special visits from the elusive Man in Red, there’s a Christmas event happening in Colwood for everyone.  Here are our top picks to make your Christmas in Colwood special!

Colwood Christmas Light Up

Looking to ignite your spirit for the season? Watching Colwood City Hall light up for the holidays while you reconnect with friends and neighbours is sure to get you into the giving mood. Complimentary treats from Royal Bay Bakery and Red Barn Latoria Walk will be provided, plus craft activities and a grand entrance from Santa Claus make this event fun for the whole family.   

When: Thursday, December 5, 6PM-8PM  

Where: Colwood City Hall

Annual Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive

Don’t think the illumination of City Hall will be “lit” enough for you? Not to fear! There will be even more festive lights for you to take in as the Truck Light Convoy winds itself through Greater Victoria. Dozens of semi-trucks decked out in stunning holiday designs will hit the streets starting in Ogden Point at 5:45, and the Convoy will begin the journey through the Western Communities around 7:30.  

When: Saturday, December 7, 5:45PM-8:30PM 

Where: The convoy will travel through Greater Victoria.

12th Annual Gifts & Wishes Exhibition

Gifting is a must this time of year, and sometimes, even Ole St. Nick can’t find the perfect present for everyone. If you’re searching for a distinctive gift for that hard-to-buy-for someone, visit the 12th Annual Gifts & Wishes Exhibition at the Coast Collective Gallery and Art Centre.  Unique holiday-themed handcrafted pieces from over 40 local artisans, craftspeople and makers will be available for purchase. On Saturday, December 14th, the experience becomes even more elevated with live harp music-Sounds like a perfect holiday date idea to us!  

When: November 14 to December 23, 11AM-5PM 

Where: Coast Collective Gallery and Art Centre

Strike a Pose with Santa

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a special visit to Santa Claus himself. Westshore Town Centre is prepared to capture this quintessential holiday moment in their beautiful new rustic cabin set. With photo times up to 8PM, and special sessions for those with sensory needs and for your furry friends, everyone can feel included in this festivity.

When: November 24 to December 24, times vary

Where: Westshore Town Centre

Christmas in Langford

If you didn’t get your full holiday fix in with our first four suggestions, then maybe our fifth will satisfy those cravings for red and green. There are two full weekends of festive fun planned just to the North, including carriage tours, wreath making sessions, carol sing-a-longs, and live ice carving! The variety of all-ages activities and the short trip back and forth make for a perfect family day trip.

When: December 14-15 and 21-22

Where: Veterans Memorial Park