Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Victoria this year? This post covers Christmas Victoria 2022 including where to go for Christmas dinner in Victoria, where to get turkey to go as well as features for brunch, lunch and takeout by local restaurants and businesses.
Christmas Eve this year is Saturday, December 24, 2022. Christmas Day is Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern. Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.
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This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to feature as much as I can but certainly this is not all that is out there. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Christmas in Victoria 2022: Dinner, Turkey To Go, Brunch, Restaurants
Victoria Harbour House Restaurant
Victoria Harbour House Restaurant is offering a 3-course Christmas day menu priced at $85.95 per person. All reservations require a $20 deposit to hold your table. Seatings at 4 pm or 6:30 pm.
Bear Mountain Resort
Bear Mountain Resort has the following festive events:
Breakfast with Santa: Sunday’s, December 4th, 11th, & 18th, from 10 am – 2 pm. Enjoy a festive breakfast buffet and create special memories with family and friends with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Remember to bring your camera for a photo with Santa. $79.00 plus tax per person, and children ages 5-10 are $35.00 plus tax.
Christmas Eve dining: Chef Kiran Kolathodan will serve a four-course menu that reflects the festive season while the Paul Wainwright Duo plays beautiful jazz music in the background. The evening will inspire cheer and awe through our senses of smell, taste, and hearing. Dinner is from 5 pm – 9 pm and is $110.00 plus tax per person.
They are also offering a festive Christmas day brunch buffet 10 am – 2 pm with a live carving station featuring Fraser Valley turkey. $99 per person, children 5-10 half price.
They are also offering a four-course Christmas dinner with all the familiar favorites and a touch of extravagance to make this year’s Christmas dinner extra special. Dinner service is from 5 PM – 9PM / $110 Per person.
Fairmont Empress has the following festive offerings:
Festive afternoon tea available 7 days a week, beginning late November.
Afternoon tea in the historic Lobby Lounge is always an occasion to remember. This season we take the experience to a whole new level with traditional ingredients brightened by festive hues and Christmas carolers. Adults $89, children $45.
They also offer the festive afternoon tea to go available from November 17 – November 30, Wednesday through Sunday and available 7 days a week starting December 1.
Festive Cocktails in Q Bar
Their crafty mixologists have curated a holiday bar menu bursting with creative modern variations of classic festive cocktails. Open daily for lunch & dinner from 11:30 am.
Christmas on the Veranda
Enjoy a selection of hot beverages in Christmas spirit and well known Christmas bites while delighting in s’mores around the fire on the veranda overlooking Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour. Available Friday through Sunday during December 18 – 20 & December 24 – 27 from 4:00pm – close. Please note that availability is walk-in only. No reservations will be taken.
Christmas Day Buffet in the Crystal Ballroom
Enjoy the chef attended carving stations, seafood and classic Christmas dishes in the Crystal Ballroom. December 25 with seatings available at 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. $150 per adult + $70 per child.
Holiday Turkey To-Go
This year, let the culinary team at Fairmont Empress prepare your Christmas feast! Complete with all the holiday fixings, your friends and family will be so impressed with your festive turkey dinner. Available for pickup on December 24 from 2 pm – 6 pm and December 25 from 12 p.m. – 6p.m. $499 per package (prepaid package serves 10).
Christmas Eve Dinner in Q
Enjoy this seasonally delicious four course set menu dinner, with optional wine pairing. December 23 & 24 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $189 per adult ($25 deposit per person).
Christmas Day Dinner in Q
Elegant four course set menu dinner befitting of Christmas Day. Ideal for small group and family Christmas Day dinner parties. Featured offers on select wines. December 25 from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $209 per person ($25 deposit per person).
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Oak Bay Beach Hotel has the following festive offerings:
Breakfast with Santa
This family-style brunch service will include house-made cookie decorating, a visit from Mr. Claus himself, as well as on-site photo printing by Four Frames Photo Booth to bring the merry memories home. Select dates from November 26 – December 18. Adult $99 + tax; Child (3 to 12 years old) $59 + tax; Infant (2 and under) complimentary. 2 to 6 guests per table, reservations required, pre-paid and booked online.
Holiday Movie Nights
Enjoy dinner from FARO Pizza, followed by a favourite holiday film in their David Foster Foundation Theatre and freshly popped popcorn. $89 per ticket.
Christmas in Victoria 2022 Day Brunch
December 25 with seating at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m. This lavish brunch buffet event includes an omelet station and carving station with all the works, created by Executive Chef Kreg Graham. Reservations required. Adult $129 + tax; Child (3 to 12 years old) $59 + tax; Infant (2 and under) complimentary.
Christmas Dinner in The Snug Pub
Enjoy a three course menu featuring traditional Christmas turkey with all the classic fixings, the perfect way to celebrate the magic of this special day. Reservations required and can be made for two seatings at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., for groups of 2 to 8 guests. This is a 19+ event. Reservations currently accepted for in-house hotel guests only until December 1. $99 + tax per person.
Christmas Day Dinner in The Dining Room
Enjoy a three course table d’hôte menu inspired by traditional Christmas fare, with an optional wine pairing to choose from. Reservations required and can be made for seatings beginning at 5:00 p.m., for groups of 2 to 8 guests. This is a 19+ event. Reservations currently accepted for in-house hotel guests only until December 1, 2022. $199.00 + tax per person.
FARO will provide regular Café Service from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to make reservations for Lunch and Dinner Service from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Special holiday features will be available on December 25.
Inn at Laurel Point
The Inn at Laurel Point is offering a Celebrate the Holidays Package available for stays Dec 1st to 30th.
This Christmas in Victoria 2022 Holiday package includes:
- Waterside accommodation with a range of room types and prices to choose from.
- A tasty inn-made festive treat
- Bottle service of Mission Hill 5 Vineyards red or white wine
- Charcuterie plate
- Complimentary parking
Whole Foods is offering Christmas in Victoria 2022 holiday appetizers; holiday meals; a la carte entrees; holiday sides, soups & sauces; and more. They typically offer Classic Turkey Feasts; Surf and Turf Meals; Prime Rib Meals; Beef Wellington Meals; Braised Lamb Shank Meals; Atlantic Salmon en Croûte Meals; Vegan Meals and more. Check your local store for pricing and offerings.
The Courtney Room
The Courtney Room is offering a Christmas in Victoria 2022 holiday menu on December 24 & 25. Priced at $150 per person.
Hotel Grand Pacific
Brentwood Bay Resort (Brentwood Bay)
The Commons is taking reservations for Christmas in Victoria Day dinner.
Penny Farthing is offering Brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 11. Includes Brunch Buffet, photo with Santa and treats for the kiddos.
They are also offering Wreath Making Classes with The Good Party on select nights. During these wreath making workshops each participant will receive a welcome glass of bubbles and will create a 12inch evergreen wreath complete with a bow. Workshops include step-by-step beginner paced instruction and all supplies. If you have your own clippers, please feel free to bring them! All sessions take place from 6pm-8pm on November 28, December 5, and December 13. Priced at $100 per person.
LURE Restaurant & Bar
LURE Restaurant & Bar is offering a Christmas in Victoria Day 3-course dinner. Priced at $97.17 for adults and $47.97 for Children under 12. Start off with your choice of Cauliflower Bisque, or Artisan Greens. Main course entrée choices include a Traditional Turkey dinner, Lois Lake Steelhead or Chef’s Vegetarian Risotto. Dessert choice of Vanilla Cheesecake Brulee or Brown Butter Blondie, coffee or tea.
They also offer a Christmas Day 3-course dinner. Priced at $97.17 for adults and $47.97 for children under 12. Start off with your choice of Cauliflower Bisque, or Artisan Greens. Main course entrée choices include a Traditional Turkey dinner, Lois Lake Steelhead or Chef’s Vegetarian Risotto. Dessert choice of Vanilla Cheesecake Brulee or Brown Butter Blondie, coffee or tea. Available in the dome reservation.
10 Acres at the Pier
10 Acres at the Pier is taking reservations for Christmas Day dinner.
Celebrate the Christmas in Victoria holiday season with turkey at White Spot – with two ways to enjoy. From December 12 to January 2 choose from their ready-to-eat Traditional Turkey Dinner available for dine-in, takeout or delivery, OR take home our Heat & Serve Dinner for Two available for takeout & delivery.
Christmas Things to Do in Victoria
Lights of Wonder
The Lights of Wonder display at Centennial Square is running from December 15th – 31st. This outdoor event will feature four interactive light tunnels, a 40-foot festive tree, and live entertainment.
41st Annual Dickens Fair
The Dickens Fair is one of Victoria’s oldest and best-loved Holiday craft fairs. Curated Vancouver Island artisans offer a great variety of handmade and homemade products at affordable prices. James Bay Community Center, December 3rd, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Bundle up and take a winter stroll at the Butchart Gardens all decked out in thousands of twinkling lights. A time must be booked in advance, gardens are open from December 1 – January 6 from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm during the holiday season.
Annual Festival of Trees
See the Bay Center transformed into a lush forest of hand-decorated trees. Share in the spirit by voting for your favourite tree, with all proceeds supporting the most urgent health care needs of kids in BC and BC Children’s Hospital. November 27 to January 3rd – free.
Make your way over to the Parkside Hotel & Spa. This will mark your first stop of the Gingerbread Showcase held by Habitat for Humanity from November 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Artists and sculptors of all ages come together to craft formidable gingerbread houses – or castles, mansions, towers, palaces! Grab a very fitting gingerbread-latte from Tre Fantastico (located in the Parkside’s building) and walk through an icing-frosted village where gingerbread men, kids, cats, dogs, and sometimes even dragons come together to play.
Tally-Ho Carriage Tours
Tally-Ho Carriage Tours is carrying on their annual tradition of exploring the lovely heritage district of James Bay, via horse-drawn sleigh. While you can book your 30, 45, or 60 minute tour any time of the day, we recommend booking it later in the day as you will be able to see the neighbourhood’s dazzling holiday lights.
Victoria Harbour Lights
Victoria Harbour Ferry will be offering their Victoria Harbour Lights – A Winter Dream tour from December 2nd to the 31st from 5pm onward.
It is a 45-minute narrated upper harbour voyage that tells the story of a child’s Winter Dream with 3-dimensional projected animations and sound-reactive lighting installations. The story inspires warm thoughts of the people we treasure, reminding us that this time of year is meant to be shared with those that we love.
Uptown – an outdoor shopping and entertainment centre in Victoria, is beautifully lit up and decorated, with an extraordinary Christmas tree in the centre.
DIY Christmas Dinner Victoria 2022 Ideas
Holiday entertaining tips
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Here are some wine suggestions for Christmas dinner 2022:
Christmas Gift Ideas 2022
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Restaurant Gift Card Deals
It’s the season where many restaurants offer gift card deals for the holidays. Here’s a roundup of restaurant gift card holiday deals in Canada for 2022. These include Earl’s, Moxie’s, Denny’s, Cactus Club and more.
Many of these gift card deals 2022 last until end of December 2022 or January 2023. Please review the vendor’s terms and conditions.
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