Urbanite at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., Friday, 8-11 p.m. Cost: $15/$11 at aggv.ca or urbanite.eventbrite.com
Christmas Open House, Friday, 5-8 p.m. with 40 stores open in the Town of Sidney. Details mypeninsula.ca
Touch of Saltspring Christmas Show,at Panorama Recreation Centre, 1885 Forest Park Dr., Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $5 for pass. Tel. 250-999-8103 atouchofsaltspring.com
Victoria Film Maker stages a fundraiser where you experience first hand what it's like to be the "filmed before a live audience" audience. Shooting, 7 p.m. Friday, Esquimalt Legion, 622 Admirals Rd., Admission $10. Proceeds go to the film's production cost.
November Madness, Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Lecture Hall (room S263) Victoria General Hospital, a fundraiser for the Auxiliary of VGH.
IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive, Saturday. Starts at Ogden Point, 5: 45 p.m. and ends at Western Speedway, 9: 30 p.m. Map details ieoa.ca
23rd Annual Lighted Ship Parade, Saturday, 7-9 p.m. at Ship Point, Inner Harbour.
Snow Day in Centennial Square, Saturday, 1-5 p.m. with ice and show carvings, activities, music and family fun. Bring your mittens and we will supply the snow.
Deck the Hall - Winter Lights at Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Ave., Saturday, 5-8: 30 p.m. Photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides, music and family entertainment. saanich.ca
Scout Christmas Tree Sale, Saturday through Dec. 23. (Mon.-Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at Canadian Tire, 1519 Admirals Rd. email@example.com
26th Anniversary of the Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens, Dec. 1Jan. 6. Light up Ceremony Saturday, at 5 p.m. with free rides on the Rose Carousel throughout the day. Skating available. Gardens admission required. butchartgardens.com
Butchart Gardens Holiday Lights Tours, Daily at 4: 30 and 6: 30 p.m. Dec. 1-Jan. 5. 4: 30 p.m. tour includes Butterfly Gardens.Tel. 250-386-8652 or cvscruisevictoria.com
World AIDS Day, Saturday with Red Ribbon Candle display on steps of the legislature, 5-7 p.m. followed by the fifth annual Rock Your Awareness Show at Logan's Pub, 1821 Cook St. Cost: $10.
Ross Bay Villa Tour, Saturday, 2 p.m. at Ross Bay Villa, 1490 Fairfield Rd. (opp. cemetery). Donation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas at Providence, Saturday, 9 a.m.3 p.m. at 1843 Tzouhalem Rd. Celebrate old fashion Christmas on the farm with hayrides and Santa. Details providence.bc.ca
Pet photos with the Grinch, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bosley's, 104-4478 West Saanich Rd. BrokenPromisesRescue.com
Milner Gardens Christmas Magic, Friday through Dec. 19, Friday through Sunday, 5-8: 30 p.m. at 2179 West Island Hwy., Qualicum Beach. Tel. 250-752-6153. milngergardens.org
Christmas Past and Present: Fairmont Empress Tour of the hotel with guide in period costume, every Saturday to Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. Cost: $12. Meet in front of Fairmont Gift Store. Tel. 250-592-9255.
A Day with Santa at Pearkes Recreation Centre, Sunday, 10 a.m.-2: 30 p.m. 10-11: 30 a.m. movie at SilverCity; noon-1: 20 p.m. Skate with Santa and Saanich Jr. Braves or kindergym at Pearkes Recreation Centre, 1: 30-2: 30 p.m. Magic show at Tillicum Centre. saanich.ca
Festival of Trees at the Fairmont Empress hotel, a collection of over 50 decorated trees benefiting BC Children's Hospital. Daily to Jan. 3, 2013; fairmont.com/empress-victoria
Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides, free, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. to Dec. 23. Stops at Store Street at Chatham Street; Johnson Street near Wharf Street; Langley Street at Bastion Square and Government Street at Fisgard Street.
Bear Wear: Holiday teddies are back in the lobby of Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St. daily to Jan. 3. A fundraiser for Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Tel. 250-519-6935.
Gingerbread Showcase at the Inn at Laurel Point. Vote for your favourite at the Inn at Laurel Point, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily to January.
Education and Career Fairs, for teens, Monday, Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $5. educationcareerfairs.com
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, admission by donation, first Tuesday of every month with free drop-in tour at 2 p.m. at 1040 Moss St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.aggv.ca
Celebration of Lights, Tuesday at Esquimalt Plaza, 6-8 p.m. enjoy a parade, light up, entertainment and Santa. Details celebrationoflights.ca
George Dyson: President's Distinguished Lecture and Special Convocation, Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. UVic, University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Free but tickets required at 250-721-8480.
Man and His Dog Fashion Show, Wednesday, 7: 30 p.m. at Outlooks Menswear, 534 Yates St. Fundraiser event for animals rescue. Cost: $25. outlooksformen.com
Cook Street Playground and Outdoor Fitness Circuit opens at Beacon Hill Park, Wednesday, 1: 45-2: 30 p.m. Family fun for children 18 months-12 years. victoria.ca
Christmas Lights Across Canada. Family event celebration at the Sequoia tree on lawn of the legislature, Thursday, 4: 30 p.m.
Seasonal mixer and fundraiser by Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to support the Secret Santa's Toys for Tots campaign, Thursday, 5-7 p.m. 1962 Canso Rd., North Saanich. Tickets: $30 plus tax. RSVP 250-656-3616.
Point Ellice House and Gardens National Historic Site, 2616 Pleasant St. Open for Christmas tea and tours, Nov 30, Dec 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15, 12-4 p.m. Reservations required. 250-380-6506. pointellicehouse.ca.
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