Calendar, Dec. 7-8: Colwood Christmas lights, Naden Band, Police Chorus


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

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The Naden Band, presented by the Salvation Army, 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. Admission plus an unwrapped toy. Details at or tel. 250-386-6121. Arbutus Singers Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral Rd.

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.

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.; 250-953-9993.

Tom Hooper at The Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government St., 9 p.m.; 250-383-7775.


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

The 24th Street Wailers presented by Victoria Jazz Society, 9 p.m. at Tally Ho Sports Bar and Grill, 3020 Douglas St. Tickets at

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.

The Blues Doctors at Ross Bay Pub, 1516 Fairfield Rd., 6-9 p.m.

Cities at the Bard & Banker Pub, 1022 Government St., 8 p.m.; 250-953-9993.

Ange Hehr at The Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government St., 9 p.m.; 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


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