Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Victoria this year? This post covers Christmas Victoria 2021 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 Friday, December 24, 2021. Christmas Day is Saturday, December 25, 2021.
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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Christmas Victoria 2021 Brunch, Lunch, Dinner for Dine-In
Fairmont Empress has the following Christmas offerings:
Festive Afternoon Tea
Fairmont Empress will be giving a festive twist to their world-renowned Afternoon Tea this holiday season, with Christmas-themed bites and local carolers performing on select dates. Available Wednesday through Sunday, November 17 to November 30, and daily starting December 1, this Festive Afternoon is priced at $89.00 CAD for adults and $45.00 CAD for children. Tea-goers can make it an extra special affair and add a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for $33.00 CAD.
Christmas Eve four course set menu dinner priced at $175 per adult. Reservations for 4 pm – 9 pm.
Christmas Day Buffet
Available Christmas Day only, the culinary team at Fairmont Empress will prepare a festive Christmas Buffet feast, located in the iconic Crystal Ballroom. With seatings available at 2:00pm, 4:30pm and 6:00pm, diners will enjoy a variety of classic holiday favourites, as well as chef attended carving, seafood and children’s menu stations. This Christmas Day Buffet is priced at $139.00 CAD for adults and $70.00 CAD for children, with reservations being required.
Christmas Day four course set menu dinner priced at $195 per adult. Reservations for 4 pm – 9 pm.
Boxing Day Brunch a la carte menu featuring delicious sweet and savoury brunch items. Order an Empress Caesar or West Coast Mimosa, and you’ve got the perfect start to your day. Reservations recommended.
Fairmont Empress will be the host location for the Coke Canada Bottling’s Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour grand finale event this holiday season. Join Fairmont Empress and Coca-Cola Canada on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm for a holiday gathering featuring the arrival of the festively decorated Coca-Cola Canada Holiday Truck, as well as local musical performances, snow globe displays and safely distanced photo ops with Santa.
Festive Turkey to Go
The Festive Turkey Dinner To-Go includes Herb Brined and Slow Roasted Free Run Turkey, Sourdough-Sage Stuffing, Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes, Maple Roasted Roots and a Rich Turkey Gravy. Priced at $450.00 CAD, this festive feast serves 8-10 people. Orders must be placed by 12:00pm on December 22, with pick-up available between 12:00pm and 6:00pm on December 24 and December 25.
In Victoria, those looking to stay close to home and close to loved ones can take advantage of the Holi-Stay Package at Fairmont Empress. Open for stays now through December 31, special rates starting at $199.00 CAD per night ($219.00 CAD per night with parking included) will be available. Whether attending a festive event at the hotel, or needing an easy location after holiday shopping, guests can simply tipsy-toe to the elevator and spend the night with this special offer for locals.
The Courtney Room
The Courtney Room is offering a festive dinner feast on December 24th or 25th, 2021.
Choose from two delicious menus:
Three-course Prix Fixe Menu ($110 per person), features Roasted Scallops with bacon and prawn XO sauce or Beef Tenderloin Tartare with shiso mayonnaise and seabuckthorn to start; Black Olive Crusted Ling Cod with caper, brandade and wilted greens; Roasted Duck Breast with celeriac, apple and chestnut terrine and spruce cabernet vinaigrette; or 6oz Brant Lake Wagyu Bavette with wild mushrooms and peppercorn jus; and a choice of house-made desserts including Chocolate Cremeux, Lemon Tart or Gingerbread Pound Cake with Caramel Panna Cotta to finish.
Family Style Menu ($110 per person): a grand spread to share, with eleven dishes for the table including House-made Focaccia; a local Seafood Selection; Slow Baked Ling Cod; Roasted Winter Squash; Brant Lake Wagyu Beef Bavette; Confit Potatoes; Wilted Winter Greens; and an array of desserts to finish.
This December, gather safely with family and friends over the festive season with a group reservation at The Courtney Room and enjoy a choice of dinner menus including à la carte, prix fixe and family style throughout the month. The Courtney Room is open for both lunch and dinner bookings through until the end of the year.
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is offering the following for Christmas:
Christmas Day Brunch in the Grand Lobby: this lavish dining experience includes an omelet station and carving station with all the works, created by Executive Chef Kreg Graham.
There will be four seatings for brunch held at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m on December 25. Reservations required. A minimum of 2 guests per reservation, with a maximum of 8. Please note, each seating is for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Priced at $89 per adult; child (3-12 years of age) $39; children under 2 free.
Christmas Dinner in The Snug: Three course set menu with four seatings at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m on December 25. Tickets: $95 (Ages 19+). Reservations required.
Please note that reservations will be taken for Overnight Hotel Guests only until Dec. 1, 2021, at which point they will then be opened up to the general public.
Christmas Dinner in The Dining Room: 3 course table d’hote dinner with reservations beginning at 5:00 p.m on December 25. Tickets: $175. Please note, this price includes wine pairings. Reservations required.
Breakfast With Santa: This family-style brunch service will include personalized house-made cookies with each child’s name on them, a visit from Mr. Claus himself, as well as on-site photo printing by Four Frames Photo Booth to bring the merry memories home.
Minimum purchase of two tickets. Tickets must be pre-purchased online. No ticket sales at the door. No more than 8 guests per one group, including children/infants.
Tickets: Adult $68; Child (3-12 years of age) $36; Children 2 and under are complimentary. Multiple dates between November 27 and December 19, 2021.
VIP Holiday Movie Nights: Tickets $45. See their listing for details. Multiple dates.
Hotel Grand Pacific
Hotel Grand Pacific is offering a 3-course meal on Friday, December 24th, 4:00pm – 9:30pm and Saturday, December 25th, 3:00pm – 9:30pm
Priced at $84 per person, $42 for Children (11 & under) plus tax and gratuity.
LURE Restaurant & Bar
Join LURE for Christmas Dinner while overlooking the breathtaking Inner Harbour. Reservations for December 25 from 1 pm – 9 pm.
Your three course dinner will start off with your choice of Sweet Potato & Coconut Bisque, or Artisan Greens. Main course entree choices include a Traditional Turkey dinner, Columbia River Steelhead or Chef’s Vegetarian Risotto.
Dessert choice of Vanilla Cheesecake Brulee or Fall Fruit Cobbler, coffee or tea.
Pre-payment in full is required to reserve your table: Adults $92.25 Children under 12 $36.90
Prices include 18% automatic gratuity and applicable taxes.
They are also offering a Winter LURE Dining Dome experience on December 25 from 1 pm – 8:30 pm. Minimum spend $500.
Your three course dinner will start off with your choice of Sweet Potato & Coconut Bisque or Artisan Greens. Main course entree choices include a Traditional Turkey dinner, Columbia River Steelhead or Chef’s Vegetarian Risotto.
Dessert choice of Vanilla Cheesecake Brulee or Fall Fruit Cobbler, coffee or tea.
Pre-payment in full is required to reserve your table: Adults $92.25 Children under 12 $36.90. Prices include 18% automatic gratuity and applicable taxes.
The Okanagan Table
The Okanagan Table is offering the following take home meal kits. All dinners will be picked up Thursday, December 24 between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Take Home Christmas Turkey Dinner
Take Home Christmas Vegetarian Dinner priced at $60 person.
Inn at Laurel Point
The Inn at Laurel Point has the following festive offerings:
Aura Restaurant is offering festive brunch on December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Priced at $65 per adults and $26 for kids.
Christmas Brunch Buffet in the Terrace Ballroom at 10/1030am, 12/1230pm and 2pm. Priced at Adults $80, Children 5-11 $40, 4 & under free. Prices subject to 18% gratuity and tax.
Arbutus Room at Brentwood Bay Resort
The Arbutus Room at Brentwood Bay Resort is offering Christmas Eve Dinner 5 – 9pm, Christmas Day Brunch 7:30am – 1pm and Christmas Day Dinner 4 – 9pm.
Starting December 13, while supplies last, Turkey Dinner is back at White Spot – with two ways to enjoy.
Choose from either ready-to-eat Traditional Turkey Dinner available for dine-in, takeout & delivery from December 13 – January 2 OR preorder Heat & Serve Dinner for Two starting December 13 by: (1) calling your local White Spot, or (2) placing your order online by selecting your location and preferred pickup day (Dec 23, 24 or 26).
Find out more here.
More Victoria Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve & Taking Reservations
- Finn’s Seafood, Chops and Cocktails
- Swans Brewery, Pub & Hotel
- The Commons
- 10 Acres Bistro
- The Hallway
- Varsha Indian Kitchen
- Sizzling Tandoor – Johnson St.
- The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Fort Street
- Boom + Batten
- Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge
- Glo Restaurant + Lounge
- Moxies – Victoria
- Earls Kitchen + Bar – Victoria
- Victoria Harbour House
- The Collective Wine Bar & Kitchen
- Bin 4 Burger Lounge – Downtown Victoria
- The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Saanich
- Fire + Water Restaurant at the Victoria Marriott
- Bin 4 Burger Lounge – Saanich
- Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill – Victoria
- Original Joe’s – Tuscany
- Six Mile Pub and Eatery
- Bin 4 Burger Lounge – Westshore Victoria
- Masters Lounge/Fire Lounge- Westin Bear Mountain Resort
- Mango Thai
- Pendray Inn and Tea House
- MR MIKES – Langford
- 10 Acres at the Pier (Sidney)
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