Icy-Crystal See-Through No-Name Man Music Corner: A Musical adventure for young children at VCM, Wood Hall. Two performances, today, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 900 Johnson St. Tickets: $15/$14 at 250-386-5311; MusicCorner.ca
Saanichton Community Christmas and Craft Fair: Christmas tree trail, 9: 30 a.m.1 pm.; Pancake breakfast with Santa, 9 -11: 30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church (corner of East Saanich and Cultra); horse-drawn carriage rides, 10 a.m.1 p.m.; photo with Santa by donation, 9-11: 30 a.m.; and outdoor craft fair in the Station Building parking lot, behind the Fresh Cup Roastery Cafe, 9 a.m.1 p.m.
Estevan Village Christmas, with music by St. Philip's Christmas Singers and Oak Bay High School Band plus hot apple cider, candy canes and crafts. Today, 4-5 p.m. at 2517 Estevan Ave. Tel. 250-598-8798.
Skate With Santa at City Centre Park, featuring music and one-of-a-kind under-ice Christmas lighting. Today, 3 p.m., gather around one of our outdoor fire pits and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate. Free. 1097 Langford Parkway, just off Jacklin Road.
Christmas in the Village at Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Dr., Friday through Sunday to Dec. 16, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $10 per carload. Entertainment: Today, Chris Ho and Shady Mountain Singers; Sunday, Youth Choir 61. Details at shas.ca
Ho, Ho, Ho! Festive storytime, craft and tasty holiday treat for young children and their families (children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult). Today: Saanich Centennial Branch, 11 a.m.-noon; Tuesday: Oak Bay Branch, 1-2 p.m.; Thursday: Bruce Hutchinson Branch, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m. Register at gvpl.ca.
Santa's Pancake Breakfast with craft activities, play area, music and photos with Santa. Today, 9 am.-noon at Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Rd. Cost: $5/$10 family of four. Tel. 250-388-5251 or go to burnsidegorge.ca
Father Christmas - A Victorian Experience at the Royal B.C. Museum, Friday through Sunday to Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Details at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
Lions Skate with Santa at Esquimalt Archie Browning Sport Centre, 1151 Esquimalt Rd. Today, 2: 30-4 p.m., lunch for a toonie and food item for the food bank. Tel. 250-412-8500.
Festival of Trees at the Fairmont Empress: Over 50 decorated trees benefiting B.C. Children's Hospital. To Jan. 3; fairmont.com/empress-victoria
Bear Wear: Holiday teddies are back in the lobby of Hotel Grand Pacific, a fundraiser for Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. Daily to Jan. 3 at 463 Belleville St. Tel. 250519-6935.
Gingerbread Showcase at the Inn at Laurel Point. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 680 Montreal St.
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