WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
Colwood Christmas Light Up, when City Hall officially lights up for the holidays, with live music, children’s activities, food and Santa. 6-8 p.m. at Colwood City Hall, 3300 Wishart Rd. More at colwood.ca
The Naden Band, presented by the Salvation Army, 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Admission plus an unwrapped toy. Details at rmts.bc.ca or tel. 250-386-6121. Arbutus Singers Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral Rd. arbutussingers.com
Christmas Starlight Cinema at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, featuring Ice Age, 6 p.m. at 100 Harbour Rd. Donations to Santa’s Anonymous.
Advent Lunchtime Organ Concert featuring Romantic Period Music with Frances and Lenny Pollet, 12:10-12:50 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Rd. Bring your lunch, coffee and tea provided.
Victoria Bach Ensemble Advent Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Church of St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra St. victoriabachensemble.com
Greater Victoria Police Chorus and the Trounce Alley Quartet, 1-3 p.m. at Saanich Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Rd.
Aaron Wood at the Bard & Banker Pub, 1022 Government St., 9 p.m. vicpubco.ca; 250-953-9993.
Tom Hooper at The Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government St., 9 p.m. vicpubco.ca; 250-383-7775.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8
Christmas Lights Across Canada at the B.C. legislative buildings to light the giant sequoia, with festive choral and band performances and seasonal treats. 6 p.m.
Alumni Concert Series: Rudolf Komorous Celebration presented by the Canadian Music Centre and University of Victoria, 8 p.m. at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Tickets at finearts.uvic.ca
The 24th Street Wailers presented by Victoria Jazz Society, 9 p.m. at Tally Ho Sports Bar and Grill, 3020 Douglas St. Tickets at jazzvictoria.ca
Pretty to the Bone, a family musical at Eric Martin Theatre, 2328 Trent St. (Use Fort Street entrance). Thursday and Friday, 6:30 p.m. friendsofmusic.ca
The Blues Doctors at Ross Bay Pub, 1516 Fairfield Rd., 6-9 p.m. rossbaypub.com
Cities at the Bard & Banker Pub, 1022 Government St., 8 p.m. vicpubco.ca; 250-953-9993.
Ange Hehr at The Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government St., 9 p.m. vicpubco.ca; Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens, experience the festive lights display, skating, carollers and more. Daily to Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Dec. 25, 1-9 p.m.) Details at butchartgardens.com