Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire part 3 ... Full Circle! A multimedia presentation covering 24,000 kilometres and 27month cycling odyssey at St. Ann's Academy Auditorium, 835 Humboldt St., Friday, 7 p.m. Tickets: $15/$10 door./ $12 advance at North Park Bikes and Selkirk Station.
Christmas Starts Here, a gala event at the Butchart Gardens with music by the Chris Millington Band, Saturday, 6-11: 30 p.m. Tickets; $90/$80. Tel. 250-652-4422 ext. 320 or email@example.com
Out of Hand Artisan Fair, Friday: 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas St.Cost: $8/$9 for pass. Cool Aid Fashion show, Friday 6 p.m. outofhand.ca
Ocean Jeopardy at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Test your ocean knowledge with our new and updated Ocean Jeopardy at 9811 Seaport Pl., Sidney Tel. 250-665-7511 oceandiscovery.ca
Annual Holly Tea, served in traditional Scottish fashion by St. Andrew's Society of Victoria at United Chapters Hall, 3281 Harriet Rd., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $8. Tel. 250-382-0572.
Sidney Sparkles and SailPast, Saturday. Sidney Sparkles Santa Parade, along Beacon Avenue and Second Street at 5 p.m. followed by SailPast of Lighted Boats, viewing along Sidney waterfront, from Port Sidney to Tulista Park, 6: 15 p.m.
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.
Nautical Wreath Workshop Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. at the Maritime Museum of B.C. Cost: $35 includes the workshop and the rope. Register 250-385-4222 ext. 103.
Santa's Christmas Kick-off: Annual indoor Santa Parade at Westshore Town Centre, Sunday, 10: 30 a.m.-2 p.m. westshoretowncentre.com
Stamp, Coin and Collectible Fair, Sunday, 9: 30 a.m.-3: 30 p.m. at Topaz Room, Comfort Inn Hotel, 3020 Blanshard St. firstname.lastname@example.org
Loy Krathong Festival of Thailand, celebrated on the full-moon day of the 12th lunar month to show gratitude to the Mother of Water, Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at Parkside Resort and Spa, 810 Humboldt St. Cost: $10/$15.
For the Forest, a fundraiser to prevent the loss of endangered Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem at Argyle Attic, Upstairs, 777 Courtney St., Sunday, 5 p.m. Tel. 250-539-2424 or galianoconservancy.ca
Wonder Sunday: Maps and Memory, see some of the oldest printed maps in the world and make your own, Sunday, 1-3 p.m. at the Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St. royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
Ancient Forest Alliance Fall special event with David Hancock, eagle expert and sildeshow by Ken Wu and TJ Watt, Monday at Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard St. Monday 7-9 p.m. Donation. email@example.com
Christmas Lights Across Canada, Tuesday, 5-6 p.m. at the Legislative Buildings. A 30minute Christmas-themed guided tour. Free.
Less is Mo! presented by The Boxers are Brief Boylesque, a Movember fundraiser. Victoria's first all Male Burlesque Movember, Thursday at Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St., 7: 30-10 p.m. Tickets: $25 door. or $20 advance at boxers.ticketbud.com
Movember Victoria Gala Party, Thursday at Club 9ONE9, Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas St., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 15th Annual Victoria Gallery Walk, Thursday, 3-8 p.m. includes Legacy Art Gallery 630 Yates St.; Madrona Gallery 606 View St.; West End Gallery 1203 Broad St.; View Art Gallery 104-860 View St.; Alcheringa Gallery 665 Fort St.; Winchester Gallery Modern 758 Humboldt St.; Winchester Gallery Humboldt Valley, 796 Humboldt St.
Ladysmith Festival of Lights, 25th anniversary Light-up Celebration, Thursday in Ladysmith. 3 p.m. Community Spaghetti dinner at Eagles Hall, Craft fair at Aggie Hall, 4-6: 15 p.m. entertainment in front of Aggie Hall, 6: 30 p.m. Santa arrives, 6: 45 p.m. Kinsmen Parade. ladysmithfol.com
Festival of Trees at the Fairmont Empress hotel, a collection of over 50 decorated trees benefiting B.C. Children's Hospital. Daily to Jan. 3, 2013; fairmont.com/empress-victoria
Santa comes to UVic. Thursday via horse-drawn carriage entering the Ring Road at UVic bookstore 11: 30 a.m. and at UVic Mearns Centre for Learning (McPherson library) 11: 45 a.m.-2: 30 p.m.
Centennial Square: Christmas Ferris Wheel, Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday: noon10 p.m., Sunday noon-8 p.m. Cost: $2.
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. Saturday to Jan. 1.
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