Christmas in Oak Bay
The Oak Bay Christmas Festival is organized annually by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association.
The festival begins on the last Sunday of November (November 27 in 2016) and concludes on the first Saturday in December (December 3 in 2016). Don't forget to check the Community calendar for exact dates and times.
The Light Up celebration kicks off the Annual Oak Bay Christmas Festival season. There is musical entertainment, street food, roasted chestnuts, bouncy castle, street hockey, crafts and games and thousands of lights throughout the Village. The lights come on at 5 PM and Santa Claus arrives on an Oak Bay Fire Truck.
For one evening in the following week, art galleries throughout Oak Bay Village are open for the annual Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk. The public is invited to visit the galleries and stroll the Avenue enjoying the lights and decorated shops.
The festival concludes on the first Saturday in December with the Lighted Truck convoy which heads down Oak Bay Avenue between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Make sure to check the Community calendar for the exact dates and times for these and many other exciting events, including the Sea of Lights Christmas Boat Parade and the Merrython.