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Dec 8, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
Dec 8, 2019
Dec 7, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019
Beercade at Mount Arrowsmith Brewing CompanyBeercade at Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company

Join us for a weekend of nostalgia on December 7 & 8 at the taproom! We will be hosting "Beercade" where you can play some of your old favourites while enjoying a bevvy.

Pay at the Door. Unlimited play for $15!
Category:Other
Start:Dec 7, 2019
End:Dec 8, 2019
Time:11:30am - 10:00pm on Saturday; 11:30am - 7:30pm on Sunday
Address:109-425 Stanford Ave East, Parksville, BC
Location:Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
Cost:$15 for unlimited play
Phone:250-951-0125
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019
Christmas Crawl Nanoose Bay Studio Tour 2019Christmas Crawl Nanoose Bay Studio Tour 2019

Pick up your 2019 studio guide at individual studios or our Tour Information Centre located at Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd., during Studio Tour Hours: 10am to 4pm.

Participating artists will show their work either at their studios or Nanoose Place. Please check your Guide Map for these details.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 7, 2019
End:Dec 8, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Nanoose Place
Name:Dalyce Knight
Phone:250-468-7317
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 7, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019
Coombs Christmas Fair 2019Coombs Christmas Fair 2019

All you want for Christmas will be on offer at the Coombs Christmas Fair. Visit our sale for a great selection of beautiful handmade gifts and food items to share with friends and family. We are expanding this year, using both halls on our property, with a few rotating vendor tables, so be sure to drop by each day, you won't want to miss a thing.

Admission is free and there's lots of parking. Our concession will offer s...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Dec 7, 2019
End:Dec 8, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1014 Ford Road, Coombs, BC
Location:Coombs Fairgrounds
Name:Janet Boley
Phone:250-752-9757
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 2019
Darrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft SaleDarrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft Sale

Fine turned pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, bowls, potpourri bowls, spurtles and other unique gift items. Also handcrafted stools, coat trees and children's rocking chairs.

Open Dec 6-9, 13-15 plus other days by appointment or by chance.
Category:Artisan
Date:Dec 8, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Name:Darrill Hanscom
Phone:250-468-7857
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members ShowFresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practic...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 4, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 2019
Music on Sunday - Christmas Concert with Tony Booker and Friends

Victoria's inimitable man of many musical hats will sing (in his wonderful baritone voice) and play piano and accordion as he and his accomplished colleagues draw on his multitude of influences (classical, choral, eastern European folk, gospel, blues and more) and immerse us in the Holiday Spirit with an intriguing assortment of seasonal selections.
Category:Music
Date:Dec 8, 2019
Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH)
Phone:250-752-6133
Website:Open Site
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
North Pole-apalooza 2019North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket,...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Location:Parksville Downtown
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 2019
Parksville Lions & Save-On-Foods Free Family Skate

This popular session is back on Sundays, September 29 - December 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult, 19yrs+. Pond hockey is not available during this session. Oceanside Place Arena on Sundays from 12:15-1:45pm. Free admission and skate rentals.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks 250-248-3252 or view skate and swim schedules online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Dec 8, 2019
Time:12:15pm - 1:45pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Name:Parks and Recreation
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 25, 2019 to Dec 10, 2019
REDress Project Opening CeremonyREDress Project Opening Ceremony

REDress Project, an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the number of Aboriginal women across Canada who are no longer with us.

An opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the REDress Project installation will take place on Nov 25 at 9:30am. Mayor and Council, Chief Recalma, and the Canadian Federation of University Women will be in attendance.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 25, 2019
End:Dec 10, 2019
Address:#201 - 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Town Hall Foyer
Name:Bernadette
Phone:250-752-6921
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 2019
Second Sunday Market & Pancake BreakfastSecond Sunday Market & Pancake Breakfast

Come on out for a great breakfast and lots of fun shopping! Everything from many unique, handmade items, as well as vintage collectibles, tools, body care and household goods.

Live music featuring various local artists. We have the yummy pancake breakfast and draws, as well as our wonderful variety of vendors. See our Facebook page for some of the vendors that will be there.

Vendo...more info
Category:Market
Date:Dec 8, 2019
Time:8:00am - 12:00pm
Address:240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay, BC
Location:Lighthouse Community Hall
Name:Wendy Kingwill
Phone:250-757-8172
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 8, 2019
VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019

Outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy: Dec 6 – 8, 13 - 15, 18 – 22, 2019.

Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling, VIU Baking Students Gingerbread Houses, Refreshments, Tea Room, Gift Shops. Onsite shuttle for mobility challenged. Bring a flashlight. Sorry, we are unable to take Tea Room reservations.

Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 a...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 8, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm; last entry 8:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs).
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Dec 9, 2019
Dec 9, 2019
Darrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft SaleDarrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft Sale

Fine turned pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, bowls, potpourri bowls, spurtles and other unique gift items. Also handcrafted stools, coat trees and children's rocking chairs.

Open Dec 6-9, 13-15 plus other days by appointment or by chance.
Category:Artisan
Date:Dec 9, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Name:Darrill Hanscom
Phone:250-468-7857
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members ShowFresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practic...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 4, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 9, 2019
Mahjong Mondays at the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club

Snow birding and want to get out on Monday nights? Stuck in the house watching the rain come down? Looking to meet some new folks in town? Here's your chance to get out and have some fun playing mahjong.
Category:Other
Date:Dec 9, 2019
Time:7:00pm
Address:149 E. Stanford, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$2.00 per visit
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
North Pole-apalooza 2019North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket,...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Location:Parksville Downtown
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 25, 2019 to Dec 10, 2019
REDress Project Opening CeremonyREDress Project Opening Ceremony

REDress Project, an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the number of Aboriginal women across Canada who are no longer with us.

An opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the REDress Project installation will take place on Nov 25 at 9:30am. Mayor and Council, Chief Recalma, and the Canadian Federation of University Women will be in attendance.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 25, 2019
End:Dec 10, 2019
Address:#201 - 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Town Hall Foyer
Name:Bernadette
Phone:250-752-6921
Email:Send Email
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019
Cardio Dance Club: ParksvilleCardio Dance Club: Parksville

Cardio Dance Club is a follow-along dance fitness workout that fuses athletic dance and fun, high-energy music. It will get you sweating, raise your heart rate, and get your body working and booty shaking. Dance Club is approachable to all people, of all ages and fitness levels and is always easy to follow.

The songs include recent hits from the radio, but also some throwback favourites. Classes include hip hop, ...more info
Category:Sports
Date:Dec 10, 2019
Time:6:00pm
Address:#5-464 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC
Location:FLUID Fitness
Cost:$10
Name:Jen
Phone:250-999-9066
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members ShowFresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practic...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 4, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
North Pole-apalooza 2019North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket,...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Location:Parksville Downtown
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 10, 2019
Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BCOur Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC

2019 is the UNESCO International year of Indigenous Languages. Languages are powerful and potent markers of identity and culture, yet many of us cannot even say “hello” in the language of the people on whose traditional territory we live, work and play.

You might just expand your vocabulary—and your appreciation for the Indigenous languages spoken in BC—after visiting the ...more info
Category:Other
Date:Dec 10, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:587 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Museum
Phone:250-752-5533
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 25, 2019 to Dec 10, 2019
REDress Project Opening CeremonyREDress Project Opening Ceremony

REDress Project, an installation art project that serves as a visual reminder of the number of Aboriginal women across Canada who are no longer with us.

An opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the REDress Project installation will take place on Nov 25 at 9:30am. Mayor and Council, Chief Recalma, and the Canadian Federation of University Women will be in attendance.
Category:Art
Start:Nov 25, 2019
End:Dec 10, 2019
Address:#201 - 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Town Hall Foyer
Name:Bernadette
Phone:250-752-6921
Email:Send Email
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019
Drop in Crib at the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club

This is a great way to beat the winter blues and meet some really wonderful people at the same time. From October 2019, through March 2020, you're invited to have a little fun playing crib at our club.
Category:Other
Date:Dec 11, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:149 E. Stanford, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$3.00 per drop in visit
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members ShowFresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practic...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 4, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
North Pole-apalooza 2019North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket,...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Location:Parksville Downtown
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Dec 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019
Canvas Art for Kids & Teens 7-15yrs

Jenny Hughes will guide you through how to paint a fantastic yet surprisingly simple acrylic painting. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. View painting project online.

Fun in the Jungle, ages 7-11yrs on Thursday, November 7 from 4:00-5:30pm at Oceanside Art Studio, cost is $25.

Ocean Sunset, ages 11-15yrs on Thursday, December 12th 4:00-5:30pm at Oceanside Art Studio, cost is $25.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Art
Date:Dec 12, 2019
Time:4:00pm - 5:30pm
Address:124 Harlech Rd., Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Oceanside Art Studio
Cost:$25
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 12, 2019
Cardio Dance Club: Qualicum BeachCardio Dance Club: Qualicum Beach

Cardio Dance Club (regular intensity cardio dance). Classes run every Thursday morning, 644 Memorial Rd, Qualicum Beach B.C. Come have fun with your community and meet new friends! Or just get your groove on and get fit.

Register for class with the RDN, or register at Ravensong in Qualicum Beach or Oceanside Place Arena in Parksville. Save money by registering for a series, or drop in for $10.

Class de...more info
Category:Other
Date:Dec 12, 2019
Time:9:30am - 10:30am
Address:644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Cost:$10
Name:Jen deHaan
Phone:250-999-9066
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 12, 2019
Drop in Bridge at the Parksville Lawn Bowling Club

It might be rainy and grey outside, but it will be warm and dry on Thursday afternoons at our club. Bridge will be on the agenda and you're invited to be part of the action.
Category:Other
Date:Dec 12, 2019
Time:1:00pm
Address:149 E. Stanford, Parksville, BC
Location:Parksville Lawn Bowling Club
Cost:$3.00 per drop in visit
Name:Carol Bucyk
Phone:250-951-0823
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 12, 2019
Echo Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant EverEcho Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Join us this holiday season at the Village Theatre for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - some of the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story h...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 12, 2019
Time:7:30pm, 2:00pm
Address:110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:$10, $14, $20, $23
Phone:250-752-3522
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members ShowFresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practic...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 4, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 12, 2019
MLA Michelle StilwellMLA Michelle Stilwell's Holiday Season Open House

Please join MLA Michelle Stilwell and her Staff for treats & refreshments to celebrate the holiday season.
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 12, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 6:30 pm
Address:9 - 1209 East, Island Hwy E, Parksville
Location:Serious Coffee, Parksville
Cost:Free for Constituents
Name:Tamie
Phone:250-248-2625
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
North Pole-apalooza 2019North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket,...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Location:Parksville Downtown
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 12, 2019
Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BCOur Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC

2019 is the UNESCO International year of Indigenous Languages. Languages are powerful and potent markers of identity and culture, yet many of us cannot even say “hello” in the language of the people on whose traditional territory we live, work and play.

You might just expand your vocabulary—and your appreciation for the Indigenous languages spoken in BC—after visiting the ...more info
Category:Other
Date:Dec 12, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:587 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Museum
Phone:250-752-5533
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019
5th Annual Magical Nights of Light 20195th Annual Magical Nights of Light 2019

If you thought last year's laser light show was spectacular, wait until you see this year's Magical Nights of Light!

• Magical Light Show
• Walk through at your own pace
• Hot Chocolate
• Visit with Santa
• And more ...!

Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are non-refundable.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Rd., Errington, BC
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:Advance Tickets: $5 per person, 12 & under Free
Name:Joyce Lee
Phone:250-248-8534
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2019
Darrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft SaleDarrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft Sale

Fine turned pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, bowls, potpourri bowls, spurtles and other unique gift items. Also handcrafted stools, coat trees and children's rocking chairs.

Open Dec 6-9, 13-15 plus other days by appointment or by chance.
Category:Artisan
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Name:Darrill Hanscom
Phone:250-468-7857
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2019
Echo Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant EverEcho Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Join us this holiday season at the Village Theatre for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - some of the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story h...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:7:30pm, 2:00pm
Address:110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:$10, $14, $20, $23
Phone:250-752-3522
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members ShowFresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practic...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 4, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
North Pole-apalooza 2019North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket,...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Location:Parksville Downtown
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 13, 2019
VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019

Outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy: Dec 6 – 8, 13 - 15, 18 – 22, 2019.

Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling, VIU Baking Students Gingerbread Houses, Refreshments, Tea Room, Gift Shops. Onsite shuttle for mobility challenged. Bring a flashlight. Sorry, we are unable to take Tea Room reservations.

Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 a...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 13, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm; last entry 8:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs).
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019
5th Annual Magical Nights of Light 20195th Annual Magical Nights of Light 2019

If you thought last year's laser light show was spectacular, wait until you see this year's Magical Nights of Light!

• Magical Light Show
• Walk through at your own pace
• Hot Chocolate
• Visit with Santa
• And more ...!

Advance ticket purchase required. Tickets are non-refundable.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Address:1240 Leffler Rd., Errington, BC
Location:North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Cost:Advance Tickets: $5 per person, 12 & under Free
Name:Joyce Lee
Phone:250-248-8534
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Beth Marie Anderson Christmas ConcertBeth Marie Anderson Christmas Concert

Beth Marie Anderson in concert with special guest Christine Sweeney, soul/folk artist from New York, NY.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm.
Category:Music
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:Doors 6:30pm; Show 7:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$20
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-2148-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Christmas in Hawaii - Saturday Afternoon Tea DanceChristmas in Hawaii - Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance

Christmas in Hawaii! Enjoy this tribute to the music of Don Ho featuring Anela Kahiamoe, a 30-year veteran of the Honolulu music scene.

Wear your loudest Hawaiian shirt!

Tea/coffee and goodies fundraiser with all proceeds to support Ovarian Cancer Research.

Dancing starts at 2pm - Tickets $20/ $30 couples.
Category:Music
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:2:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Cost:$20/ $30 couples
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Christmas on the Farm 2019Christmas on the Farm 2019

It's our favourite time of year! Join us at this free family-friendly event to celebrate Christmas "farm-style". There will be wagon rides, live music, Christmas storytelling, kids crafts and activities, a poutine food truck, free chocolate & popcorn, marshmallow roasting, and all your favourite farm animals!
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:403 Lowry's Road, Parksville, BC
Location:Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
Cost:$5
Phone:250-954-3931
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Darrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft SaleDarrill Hanscom Christmas Woodcraft Sale

Fine turned pepper & salt mills, pastry pins, toothpick holders, bowls, potpourri bowls, spurtles and other unique gift items. Also handcrafted stools, coat trees and children's rocking chairs.

Open Dec 6-9, 13-15 plus other days by appointment or by chance.
Category:Artisan
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:1590 Morello Road, Nanoose Bay, BC
Location:Darrill Hanscom Woodcraft
Name:Darrill Hanscom
Phone:250-468-7857
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Deck the Docks 2019Deck the Docks 2019

December 14th 5-7pm at the Deep Bay Marina. Holiday lights, carolling, hot dogs and merriment – come out and enjoy the fun and celebrate the holiday season at our wonderful marina.
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 7:00pm
Address:180 Burne Rd, Bowser, BC
Location:Deep Bay Marina
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
Echo Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant EverEcho Players Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Join us this holiday season at the Village Theatre for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - some of the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story h...more info
Category:Theatre
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:7:30pm, 2:00pm
Address:110 West 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Village Theatre
Cost:$10, $14, $20, $23
Phone:250-752-3522
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Errington Christmas Craft Faires 2019Errington Christmas Craft Faires 2019

Celebrating a tradition that goes back 50 years, the Errington Hall will be full of local artists and crafters offering a wide variety of homegrown and handmade treasures just in time for the holiday. Due to the popularity of this event we have expanded the show to two weekends, each with a different set of unique, talented, local vendors.

Free admission. Hot refreshments available on site. Eac...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
Address:1390 Errington Road, Errington, BC
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Name:Kristina Gray
Phone:250-951-6424
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Errington Community Christmas ConcertErrington Community Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert at the Errington Hall, Saturday, December 14th. Admission By Donation. Doors at 6:30pm & Show at 7:00pm

Seasonal songs, skits, movies, and readings by a cast of local characters. Great entertainment for the whole family.

Proceeds from all donations are used to maintain our historic Community Hall.
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:6:30pm - 9:30pm
Address:1390 Errington Rd, Errington, BC
Location:Errington War Memorial Hall
Cost:By Donation
 
Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
Fresh Start: OCAC Members ShowFresh Start: OCAC Members Show

"Looking forward to the new year ahead and new beginnings" is the theme for this OCAC members show. Oceanside Community Arts Council members have submitted a variety of 2D art for this show, including photography and multi-media. Opening reception is Saturday, December 7th from 1-3 pm and the show will be at the MAC until December 21st.
Category:Art
Start:Dec 3, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 21, 2019
'I Paint With Light Now' Digital Media Exhibition

Artist Statement:
"The intellectual process of painting has not changed for me since I switched to the digital format five years ago. It remains an intuitive, somewhat baffling and always mysterious activity for me. I would not be using digital if that essential part of painting had to be sacrificed. I think it's important for you to know that I first experienced and practic...more info
Category:Art
Start:Nov 4, 2019
End:Dec 21, 2019
Time:10:00am - 4:00pm
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre (The MAC)
Phone:250-248-8185
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Nov 20, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
North Pole-apalooza 2019North Pole-apalooza 2019

PDBA Celebrates “The Season in the City'! With pop-up rooftop Christmas trees, sparkling white lights on the Alberni Hwy., an all-decked out spruce on Craig St., and a sumptuous draw prize – the members of the Parksville Downtown Business Association are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season.

“North Pole-apalooza” is back for its sixth year. Enter between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 to win a Gotta Love Downtown gift basket,...more info
Category:Christmas
Start:Nov 20, 2019
End:Dec 18, 2019
Location:Parksville Downtown
Phone:250-248-8079
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BCOur Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC

2019 is the UNESCO International year of Indigenous Languages. Languages are powerful and potent markers of identity and culture, yet many of us cannot even say “hello” in the language of the people on whose traditional territory we live, work and play.

You might just expand your vocabulary—and your appreciation for the Indigenous languages spoken in BC—after visiting the ...more info
Category:Other
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Address:587 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Qualicum Beach Museum
Phone:250-752-5533
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
Public Raku DayPublic Raku Day

Pyromania Pottery wants you to experience the magic & beauty of participating in a raku firing on Dec 14th. Choose an unglazed pot, starfish, seahorse, fish, leaf, heart, cat or whale made by one of our potters, glaze it with their help, and we will fire it for you in an hour or two.

Take it home that same day - reservations required! Please call 250-954-1775 between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily to book your spot!

Handicapped parking o...more info
Category:Art
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:00am
Address:2344 Alberni Highway, Coombs, BC
Location:Pyromania Pottery
Cost:$25
Phone:250-954-1775
 
Dec 14, 2019
Qualicum Beach Farmers MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market

Visit Qualicum Beach Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30am-12pm (1pm July & Aug), year-round and enjoy an incredible selection of fresh produce and locally produced goods. Our vendors make, bake, or grow the products they offer for sale.

Get to know who produces your food. Discover the wealth of mid-Island production from a wide variety of local home and commercial providers. Learn from them in person the ...more info
Category:Market
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:8:30am - 12:00pm (1pm July & Aug)
Address:Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Veterans Way / Qualicum Beach Community Hall
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019
Rudolph's Christmas Preschool Party 2-5yrs

The elves are busy planning an exciting party for you and your parents to enjoy. A variety of craft stations and a special circle time will get you all in the holiday spirit. Parent participation is required. Oceanside Place Arena on Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Cost is $12.

Phone RDN, Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252 to pre-register. View recreation programs online at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:10:30am - 12:00pm
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:$12
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email
 
Dec 14, 2019
VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019VIUs Milner Christmas Magic 2019

Outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy: Dec 6 – 8, 13 - 15, 18 – 22, 2019.

Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, Storytelling, VIU Baking Students Gingerbread Houses, Refreshments, Tea Room, Gift Shops. Onsite shuttle for mobility challenged. Bring a flashlight. Sorry, we are unable to take Tea Room reservations.

Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 a...more info
Category:Christmas
Date:Dec 14, 2019
Time:5:00pm - 8:30pm; last entry 8:00pm
Address:2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:Milner Gardens & Woodland
Cost:Suggested donation: $5/adult, $2.50/child, $12.00/family (2 adults and up to 3 children/youths under 19 yrs).
Phone:250-752-6153
Website:Open Site
 
Dec 14, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Winter Wonderland On Ice

It is a holiday tradition to take part in this magical skating event at Oceanside Place Arena. Special lighting and decor makes you feel as though you are skating on an outdoor pond at night. Even if you do not skate, come by and view the lights from the deck. Wheel chairs and strollers are welcome. The public skating schedule with free skating events will be available on November 18th at rdn.bc.ca/recreation.
Category:Family & Children
Start:Dec 14, 2019
End:Dec 31, 2019
Address:830 West Island Hwy, Parksville, BC
Location:Oceanside Place Arena
Cost:Regular & Free
Name:Recreation and Parks
Phone:250-248-3252
Website:Open Site
Email:Send Email

Dec 8, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
Contact PQB Tourism if you need to update or cancel your event.

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