"Winter evening at the Harbour" Photo by Doug Clement Photography

Happy new year! Kick off 2018 with a weekend to remember.

Here are 7 things to do in and around Victoria from January 5th to 7th!

Victoria Royals vs. Everett Silvertips

Victoria Royals
Royals’ Captain Matthew Phillips practicing his puck work. Photo by Jay Wallice – Island Images.
  • What: Take in Victoria’s top live sports entertainment as the Royals host the Everett Silvertips! Captain Matthew Phillips will chase his 30th goal of the season while the Royals fend off the U.S. Division’s top team.
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
  • When: Friday, January 5th. Puck drop is 77:05 pm
  • Tickets: Get em here!

Community Days at the Royal BC Museum

  • What: Enjoy everything the museum has to offer for the great price of Admission by Donation! From the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, to Letter Writing week, to the great assortment of regular displays, it’s a day at the museum that shouldn’t be missed.
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville St.
  • When: All weekend
  • Cost: By donation!

Meet the artists of the OneTree exhibit

  • What: Meet the visionaries behind the oneTree exhibit. All day long admission will be 50% off* and various oneTree artists will be on site to answer your questions, inquiries, and “how on earth did you make that”.
  • Where: Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville St.
  • When: Saturday, January 6th. Open all day!
  • Cost: Admission is 50% off.

No Filter Reading and Journals

  • What: Start your new year with an introduction to Bullet Journaling – a great way to keep on top of your life, ambitions, goals, and commitments. Have no idea where to start? Chapters’ expert Kasey will be on hand to offer tips and inspiration.
  • Where: Chapters Victoria, 1212 Douglas St.
  • When: Saturday, January 6th. 2pm – 5pm.
  • Cost: Free

The Underpainting – a subconscious process

  • What: Using acrylic paint and diverse set of tools including scrapers, brushes, markers, cloth, water, and even hands, Virginia will share ways to become aware of one’s mindset. She will teach you to get out of your own way, to get unstuck literally or metaphorically, to find more inner freedom, to be fully present, and at the same time enhance painterly depth in preparation for your painting. Registration is required! Contact Opus at 250‑386‑8133 or by visiting in person to register.
  • Where: Opus Art Supplies, 512 Herald St.
  • When: Saturday, January 6th
    • 12pm – 1:30pm.
    • 2:30 – 4pm.

Modern Wedding show

Photo via Modernwedding.ca
  • What: Got a big celebration of love on the horizon? You’ll want to check out the Modern Wedding show for exposure to top wedding planners and ideas, as well as a chance to win huge prizes of up to $20,000 for a wedding.
  • Where: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas St.
  • When: Sunday, January 7th. 11am – 4pm.
  • Tickets: Available here. 

Get your tree clipped!

  • What: The holiday has passed, and Christmas trees are becoming distinctly out of style with every passing day. We’ve compiled a list of places to get your tree chipped. Don’t forget to remove all screws, nails, lights and ornaments from the tree before recycling!
  • Where: All over Victoria.
  • When: All weekend.
  • Cost: Free or by donation!

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