The Royal BC Museum, with support from our partners, is proud to present the first annual WinterFest outdoor multicultural holiday market, December 2 and 3.

Celebrating arts, culture and community, WinterFest brings together the best parts of the holiday season. Food, warm drinks and multicultural performances pair with local vendors for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Music, dance, food and a market featuring the work of local artisans and sellers are set to make this a true celebration of the holiday season. Find the perfect gift for that hard to shop for someone on your list, get yourself a special treat, or grab a snack and stay for a show.

December 2 & 3
11 AM–7 PM
This is a free outdoor, semi-tented event, so dress for the conditions.

December 2

11–11:10 AM

Land acknowledgment and welcome to the territory

11:10–11:45 AM

ANSWER (dance performance)

11:45 AM–12 PM

Greetings from the Honourable Lana Popham, Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

12–1 PM

Cookeilidh (Celtic band)

1:20–2:20 PM

Joy of Life Choir and BC Youth Fiddle Orchestra

3:00–3:15 PM

Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club (lion dancers)

3:30–4:15 PM

Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dancers

4:30–5:30 PM

Drum Victoria

7:30–8:30 PM

One Man Pride and Prejudice (Ticketed event in Old Town—SOLD OUT)

December 3

11 AM–1 PM

Capital City Syncopators

1:15–1:45 PM

Alma de Espana Flamenco

2–3 PM

Pablo Cardenas: Cuban Jazz

3:15–4 PM

Uminari Taiko

4:15–5 PM

The Carillon Carol Along

5–6 PM

Esquimalt Dancers

6–7 PM

Kendall Gender Drag Show

7:30–8:30 PM

One Man Pride and Prejudice (Ticketed event in Old Town—SOLD OUT)

Confirmed vendors:

  • Arianna Zimmerman Art
  • Cephalopods Ink-orporated
  • Creature Comfort Collective
  • Dave Nicholson Photography
  • Eastern Woodland Art
  • Elkin Art and Design
  • Flourish Beautea
  • Gina Mar
  • Gina Thompson
  • Goat Soap Sisters
  • Grandma's Apothec
  • Hamsterheid Productions
  • Haus Sausage Company
  • Heart Seed Creative
  • Horne & Fynn
  • Little Bird Studio
  • Oak & East
  • Olive & Gold
  • Paul Creasey
  • Radroot Creations
  • Sparklelily Jewels
  • SunTrio Farms
  • Susan Hellard Pottery
  • Tajah Arts
  • Tanya Appleby
  • The Scent for You
  • Uncouth Chocolate
  • Vancouver Island's Own
  • Wallace Craft Chocolate

...with more to come!