Holiday Comforts at the Bay Centre

Holiday Comforts at the Bay Centre

holiday comforts

Slow down, be kind to yourself and take it all in with the Bay Centre Holiday Comforts

Winter Wonderland

Nov. 16 – Dec. 29


Photo: The Bay Centre

Take comfort in our Winter Wonderland, Victoria’s largest indoor living forest, featuring an interactive light tunnel. Explore in your own way while marking the occasion with a holiday picture with your loved ones.

Centre Court | Free. Open Daily | Self-Guided Tour and Instagrammable Moments

Festival of Trees

Nov. 18 – Jan. 4


Photo: The Bay Centre

While you are here, experience a cherished community tradition – Stroll through over 70 one-of-a-kind decorated Christmas trees in support of mental health programs at BC Children’s Hospital during the Festival of Trees.

Festival of Trees is a cherished community tradition and has become the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in Victoria, serving our community for the last 29 consecutive years. Once again, the halls of the Bay Centre will be transformed into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, all thanks to sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals.

All proceeds this year will go towards mental health programs at BC Children’s Hospital.

Admission is free. Open daily during shopping centre hours; closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Sip, Shop & Stay Local

Dec. 4


Photo: The Bay Centre

Step into the Bay Centre’s Winter Wonderland Saturday, Nov. 20th and Saturday, Dec. 4 for a Random Act of Holiday Comfort. The Bubble Bus Co. will be on site from 1 to 5pm with organic BC hot apple cider on tap. Sip, Shop & Stay Local this holiday season!

*Cider is non-alcoholic.

Shop Local

In addition to supporting over 800 local mall employees from your community, the centre is home to 33 locally owned and/or locally operated franchises. This includes our newest pop-up shop, the Victoria Market Collective featuring over 90 local makers; 75% from the Island and all Canadian made.


Products found at Market Collective @marketcollective

Enjoy some holiday comfort at home with a warm turmeric latte with ginger and cinnamon by Amoda Tea paired with orange brandy shortbread from Martha’s Delectables. Amoda Tea’s turmeric latte blend is packed with antioxidants and helps lift your mood and your energy levels.

Find locally-made tea, shortbread, and ceramic mugs at the Victoria Market Collective at the Bay Centre. Featuring over 100 makers.

Free Parking

Now offering three-hours free parking on weekends and free parking after 5pm on weekdays.

*Exclusions and Limitations


Saturday to Wednesday from 10am to 6pm
Thursday and Friday from 10am to 8pm

Due to differing hours by select retailers, please confirm operating hours directly with shops, services and eateries prior to visiting..

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