Spend the 12 days of Christmas in Victoria this year!



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The fun doesn’t have to end after Christmas! If you’re taking a post-Christmas vacation to Victoria, there are plenty of fun and entertaining things to do in the city. We’ve rounded up some suggestions for the “12 Days of Christmas in Victoria” with events happening between December 25th and January 6th. Check them out below!


Craigdarroch Castle Classic Movie Series features Gremlins | December 27


Watch a great classic film in a beautiful historic castle! On December 27th, the iconic Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria will be screening the movie Gremlins inside its magical halls. Doors open at 6 pm and the film starts at 6:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and explore the beautiful castle in all its holiday splendour before settling in to watch the feature. The December 28th screening of Little Women has already sold out, so be sure to get your tickets to Gremlins soon! Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online — seating is first come first served.


Butchart Gardens 12 Days of Christmas | Until January 6


If you’re holding on to the holiday spirit after December 25th, you’ll have until January 6th to catch the amazing Christmas display at Butchart Gardens! You'll be mesmerized by millions of colourful lights dressing up The Gardens, more twinkling lights providing illumination over a 5,000 square foot ice rink and seasonal sounds of carollers and a brass band. Bundle up in your toque and scarf and stroll through the beautiful Twelve Days of Christmas display, then visit the Coffee Shop and sit by a roaring fire while indulging in seasonal treats like hot chocolate, gingerbread, and more.


Check out the Gingerbread Showcase | Until January 5


Do you have a sweet tooth? Up until January 5th, you can indulge your love of sweets by visiting the Parkside Hotel & Spa to see a truly magnificent gingerbread house exhibition. The Gingerbread Showcase is an annual fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity Victoria. The theme of this year’s showcase is “Building a Diverse Community”, which includes submissions from both professional and amateur chefs alike. The event is free to attend and you can do your part to help Habitat for Humanity in their important work to provide safe and accessible housing for our communities. Make a donation when voting for your favorite gingerbread house. 
Even if you can’t make it into town before Christmas Day, there are still plenty of opportunities to revel in Victoria’s Christmas spirit in the days following. Book your getaway with us soon and partake in some festive fun activities that continue throughout the holiday season! Days Inn Victoria Uptown has everything you'll need to make your vacation memorable, whether this happens before or after Christmas Day! Our upscale amenities include bicycle rentals for exploring our charming city, a dry sauna to rejuvenate the senses, an indoor pool to relax in, a fully-stocked lounge to have a celebratory drink and much more.
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