With the holiday just around the season (Creeping up just after Halloween), it’s known to be a time to spread cheer. To kick start the time that’s known as the most wonderful time of the year, we’re sharing events that you and your company can support.
Victoria November Events that Give Back
Harvest Dinner in support of the Growing Chefs Program
Saturday, November 4th | 6 pm @ The Atrium
What sounds better than a 5 course meal? How about a 5 course meal that is made by established and future Victorian chefs and bakers? And there we have it, the Harvest Dinner. Proceeds from this event will support the Growing Chefs Program, an organization that strives to educate families and the local community about healthy eating and sustainable food systems. Buy tickets here.
Boots and Bourbon – A Fundraiser for the RED Fund | Remembering Elliot Dagg
Wednesday, November 8th | 6 pm – 11 pm @ The Duke Saloon
Get your boots on and your best country garb! Your ticket includes a welcome shooter, line dance lessons and live music by The County Line. All proceeds will support the BC Cancer Foundation and other youth sport and education charities through the Victoria Foundation.
10th Annual Man & His Dog Fashion Show in support of the Victoria Humane Society
Thursday, November 9th | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ The Atrium
Celebrating their 10th year of the event, they’ve added women’s fashions as well. Featuring men’s fashions from Outlooks Menswear, the latest looks for women from Bernstein & Gold and some gorgeous adoptable dogs. Get your tickets here.
Festival of Trees benefiting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Wednesday, November 15th through to Tuesday, January 2nd | @ the Bay Centre
It’s one of Victoria’s prominent holiday events, it’s a show stopping community exhibit and it’s all for a good cause. This is the 26th annual Victoria Festival of Trees. Walk through the Bay Centre and marvel in the creativity. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite tree!
Gingerbread Showcase benefiting Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, November 18th through to Tuesday, January 2nd | 9 am – 9 pm @ The Parkside Hotel
Yet another one of Victoria’s seasonal premier events is the Gingerbread Showcase. This year, both professional and amateur bakers will be creating their masterpieces around the theme “Celebrating Canada”. Stop by and vote for your favourite gingerbread piece.
Night of Lights at Hillside supporting Victoria Hospice
Sunday, November 19th | 6 pm – 9:30 pm @ Hillside Shopping Centre
This year marks the 17th annual Night of Lights. Join the celebration at Hillside Centre with discounts, treats and entertainment. Enter to with the grand prize trip to Disneyland for 4! Purchase your ticket to attend the event for $5 from participating non-profits, such as the Victoria Hospice.
Paint Nite benefiting Special Olympics Victoria
Wednesday, November 22nd | 7 pm @ Table 21 at the Hilton Hotel
Can you think of a better combination than painting and wine? Maybe it’s just us… Paint “A Night at Rainbow Pines” at this fundraiser for Special Olympics Victoria, who is dedicated to enriching the confidence, self-esteem and other life skills in athletes. An organization who strives for community inclusivity. Register here.
Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade in support of the Mustard Seed Food Bank
Saturday, November 25th | 4:45 pm @ Belleville and Government; Parade along Government Centennial Square
The kick-off to the Christmas Season in Victoria is here, with the Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade. Gather along Government Street and experience fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring a donation for the Mustard Seed.
Merry & Bright – Silent and Live Auction supporting the Intrepid Theatre
Sunday, November 26th | 6:30 pm @ The Atrium
Tis the season with this auction and tasting hour. With theatre tickets, gift packages and other prizes up for grabs in the auction, it’s the perfect place to find a Christmas gift — where all the proceeds will support the Intrepid Theatre.
Micaela’s Charity Birthday Ball for Victoria Hospice
Tuesday, November 28th | 7:30 pm @ Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street
To celebrate her 64th birthday, Micaela is throwing a Ball to support the Victoria Hospice. The Victoria Hospice has supported some relatives and other people throughout her life, and so, Micaela would like to show her support. Tickets begin at $30, and are donated to the Victoria Hospice. What a great way to celebrate a birthday – go Micaela!
Jingle Mingle benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation
Thursday, November 30th | 5 pm – 8:30 pm @ The Fairmont Empress
And finally, one of Greater Victoria’s largest charity events. Last year the Jingle Mingle’s 10th annual event raised over $1.7 million in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. Join 350 over Victoria’s social and businesses leaders to enjoy food and drink, silent auctions, a raffle and entertainment.
Do you know of any other events? We’ll add it to the above list if you send us the details here!