In the heart of the city and on the edge of nature, you will find a historic castle that truly comes alive with the spirit of the holidays. From curated festive menus, to jaw-dropping holiday decorations, inventive cocktails, and over-the-top events, there’s no shortage of festive cheer at Fairmont Empress.
Festive Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Empress – Launching November 25
Marvel at Fairmont Empress’ magnificent Christmas tree before tucking into the world-renowned bucket list experience of Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Empress. This holiday, the festive Afternoon Tea experience includes seasonal takes on traditional delights. Guests can devour a creative assortment of holiday-inspired tea sandwiches, traditional English golden raisin scones served with house-made clotted cream and strawberry lavender jam, along with Christmas pastries. Be serenaded by carols as you indulge in an exclusive collection of luxury grade, seasonal, hand-picked whole leaf teas. LOT 35 teas are sustainably farmed, ethically sourced, and 100% traceable from tea garden to cup.
Price: $89.00 CAD for adults, $45 CAD for children.
S’mores and the Santa Claus Parade – November 26
This season, Fairmont Empress invites guests to gather ‘round a fire on The Veranda for fondue and spectacular views of the Santa Claus Parade. At the end of the Santa Claus Parade, Santa himself will declare that Christmas in Victoria has officially begun! This is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit and enjoy the magic of the season.
As always, guests can enjoy seasonal hot beverages, festive bites, and sweet treats. Take advantage of the individual fire pits and their popular s’mores kits consisting of made-in-house ginger cookie graham crackers, Empress milk chocolate, and jumbo marshmallows. Outdoor heaters and blankets will keep the enchanted space toasty and warm, for an enjoyable holiday outing.