IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive, starting at Ogden Point, 5: 45 p.m. and ending at Western Speedway, 8: 30 p.m. Map and details at ieoa.ca
Winter Lights at Saanich Municipal Hall, with photos with Santa, horse and carriage rides, music and family entertainment. Today, 5-8: 30 p.m. at 770 Vernon Ave.; saanich.ca
Snow Day in Centennial Square, with ice and snow carvings, activities, music and family fun. Bring mittens and enjoy the snow, today, 1-5 p.m.
The Nutcracker with the Victoria Symphony and 60 local dancers and guest appearances at the Royal Theatre. Today, 2 and 7: 30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tel. 250-386-6121 or go to dancevictoria.com
23rd Annual Lighted Ship Parade, 7-9 p.m. at Ship Point, Inner Harbour.
West Coast Winter, a guided family walk at East Sooke Regional Park to Iron Mine Bay. Today, 1-3 p.m., meet at the kiosk in the Pike Road parking lot off East Sooke Road. For ages five and up. CRD Parks programs, tel. 250-478-3344 or go to crd.bc.ca/parks
A Day with Santa at Pearkes Recreation Centre on Sunday: Movie at SilverCity, 10 a.m.11: 30 a.m.; Skate with Santa and Saanich Jr. Braves or kinder-gym at Pearkes Recreation Centre, noon-1: 20 p.m.; Magic show at Tillicum Centre, 1: 302: 30 p.m. See saanich.ca
33rd annual Merrython Fun Run at Henderson Recreation Centre on Sunday. Eight-kilometre run and a four-kilometre walk starting at 10 a.m. and one-kilometre children's event starting at 11: 15 a.m.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oak Bay, register at recreation.oakbaybc.or or tel. 250-370-7200.
Carol with the Carillon with the Newcombe Singers, hot chocolate, cookies and song-sheets provided. Sunday, 4: 30 p.m. at the Carillon, in front of the Royal B.C. Museum on Belleville Street; royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
Family Christmas Party: Enjoy cookie decorating, crafts and a pizza dinner ($1/slice) followed by an interactive children's program featuring the choir from George Jay School. Sunday, 4: 30-7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 833 Pandora Ave. Tel. 250-385-7786; centralbaptistchurch.ca
Victoria Children's Literature Roundtable, meet author Sheryl McFarlane and illustrator Sheena Lott, Monday, 7: 30 p.m. at Nellie McClung Branch Library, 3950 Cedar Hill Rd. Cost: $5/$4.
Celebration of Lights with a parade, light-up, entertainment and Santa, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Esquimalt Plaza. Details at celebrationoflights.ca
Christmas movies under the stars at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, every Tuesday and Wednesday to Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and blankets.
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