GET IN THE
SPIRIT 5 ways to feel jolly this month
Take a ride on a ferris wheel. The Downtown Victoria Business Association ferris wheel is back! For $2, see Victoria from 65 feet up on Fridays through Sundays, now to December 22nd. Fridays 5–10 pm; Saturdays noon–10 pm; Sundays noon–8 pm. downtownvictoria.ca
Get creative in the kitchen. During Crafty Christmas Cooking at The London Chef, kids can roll out and decorate gingerbread and more. Ages 4 and up. December 21, $37.50. thelondonchef.com
At Creating Occasions, chef Lora Lonesberry oﬀers Kids’ Christmas Cupcake class, December 8 ($45), and Kids’ Christmas Gingerbread Building, December 22 ($65). Ages 6-12. creatingoccasions.com
For more ideas, see Social Capital on page 30.
Enjoy holiday theatre under the stars.
(Stars are weather permitting, of course.) The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa presents its annual Christmas Starlight Cinema, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6 pm. Admission is free, but donations to Santas Anonymous are appreciated. Bring lawn chairs and blankets; heaters are provided. deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Victoria-Ocean-Pointe-Resort-Spa 3rd — A Christmas Story 4th — White Christmas 10th — The Grinch with Jim Carrey 11th — Home Alone 17th — The Polar Express 18th — It’s a Wonderful Life
Eat out — and give back.
Mealshare, a non-proﬁt new to Victoria, uses a buy one, give one format. When you eat out at a partner restaurant — Zambri’s, West Coast Waﬄes, Lido Bistro or Canoe Brewpub — and enjoy one of the specially marked menu items, Mealshare donates a meal to those less fortunate. Victoria diners support Our Place and Children’s Hunger Fund in this year-round program. mealshare.ca
Make a festive wreath.
Join CRD Parks naturalists at Beaver/Elk lakes for a drop-in, all-ages wreath-making class. Bring your creativity — instructions and supplies will be provided. A suggested $10 donation or canned food will support a local food bank. Bring clippers if you have them, and a mug for hot cider! December 8, 11 am–3 pm, Beaver Lake Nature Centre. crd.bc.ca/parks/events