Gather up your friends and family and head out to one of the many festive events happening around the Sooke Region this holiday season.
This Shining Night
The Sooke Community Choir’s winter concert series. The concert is a collection of beautiful and inspirational music that spans the ages from Mozart to Pentatonix. • Sooke Community Hall • Dec. 6-7 • $20 (16 and under free) • sookecommunitychoir.com.
Festival of Trees
The festival is a community tradition. Thanks to sponsors, local businesses, organizations, and individuals, SEAPARC Leisure Complex is transformed into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for the B.C. Children’s Foundation. SEAPARC Leisure Complex • Dec. 2-28.
Breakfast with Santa
Join Santa for a breakfast that includes pancakes, sausages and refreshments. There is also an opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa. While focused on children, everyone is invited. • Royal Canadian Legion • Dec. 7, 9-11 a.m. Donations accepted, but not required.
EMCS music department presents songs of the season performed by instrumental ensembles and soloists. • EMCS Community Theatre • Dec. 12, 7 p.m. • Admission by donation.
International Nativity Display
Featuring nativity sets from around the world, nativity art display, crafts for children, and nativity movie presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. • 6868 West Coast Rd. • Dec. 13 (5:30-8:30 p.m.) and Dec. 14 (2-8 p.m.).
Sooke Santa Run
A well-loved holiday tradition in Sooke, much needed cash and food donations are collected by firefighters in support of the Sooke Christmas Bureau and local families in need. • Throughout Sooke • Dec. 14, 5 p.m.
Holiday Toy Drive
The Renfrew Pub hosts a holiday toy drive featuring live entertainment – and free beer (with a donated toy)! • 17310 Parkinson Rd., Port Renfrew • Dec. 14 (7-10 p.m.; happy hour 3 to 5 p.m.) • Free admission.
Gingerbread House Contest
The West Coast Grill’s ninth annual contest takes place in the lobby of Prestige Oceanfront Resort lobby through the month of December. You can vote on your favourite gingerbread house with all proceeds donated to the Sooke Food Bank.
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