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Christmas Magic in Victoria, BC

Steeped in its own special Christmas traditions, and fully decked out for the season, few cities can boast the magical sights, sounds, and aromas of Victoria's Christmas wonderland. The journey begins with a ferry ride from Port Angeles to charming downtown Victoria, one of the most festive Christmas cities in Canada! You can snuggle up for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Old City or go enjoy afternoon tea at the Pendray Tea House. Plus, marvel at the awe-inspiring spectacle of one million twinkling lights at the world-famous Butchart Gardens Christmas Magic display. 

Christmas at The Butchart Gardens

Discover the Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens

Every Christmas, The Gardens are decorated with over one million twinkling lights in splendid displays throughout the 55-acre property. Grab a warm beverage from their Coffee Shop, and walk through the Twelve Days of Christmas display. Keep your eyes alert, you will not want to miss all the secrets The Gardens has to offer!

As you embark on your Christmas journey, listen closely for the sound of carolers singing some of the most notable holiday melodies echoing throughout The Gardens. 

Shuttle transportation from downtown Victoria to The Gardens is offered throughout the Christmas Magic season, so there's no need to bring your own car. Walk onto the ferry, and enjoy the spectacular Christmas displays throughout Victoria! 

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Christmas Magic at The Butchart Gardens with Royal Scot Hotel and Ferry

From $152 USD per person, double occupancy*

Make yourself at home at the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites! Studio and One Bedroom Suites offer full kitchens, and a separate living area with flat screen TV and DVD player. The Royal Scot Hotel is conveniently located just a block from the Black Ball terminal, and is within walking distance of shopping and dining. Enjoy spacious accommodations and relaxing facilities.

Package Includes

- Round trip, walk-on ferry tickets.
- A stay in a spacious Suite at the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites.
- Round trip shuttle bus transportation from downtown Victoria to The Butchart Gardens.
- Admission to The Butchart Gardens.

Important Shuttle Information

Depart from Fairmont Empress: 4:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 6:00pm (running daily)
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 7:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 9:00pm (running daily)
Please Note: You MUST reserve a shuttle time for Christmas Magic. If you reserve the 4:00pm shuttle, you must return at 7:00pm. If you reserve the 6:00pm shuttle, you must return at 9:00pm. The 4:00pm shuttle ONLY departs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 6:00pm shuttle departs daily.

The shuttle departs from in front of the Fairmont Empress. Please check in at the kiosk with the red umbrella 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Your ticket is valid for use once in each direction.

MORE INFO

Please Note: Overnight Christmas Magic packages are only bookable over the phone. Please call 877-386-2202 to book.

Embassy Inn Hotel

Christmas Magic at The Butchart Gardens with Embassy Inn and Ferry

From $159 per person, double occupancy*

FREE BREAKFAST! Stay close to downtown at the affordable Embassy Inn, located steps away from Victoria's Inner Harbour and the Black Ball terminal. Complimentary hot breakfast, free parking, and free wireless internet are all included with your stay. Additional amenities include a sauna and guest laundry facilities. The clean and comfortable rooms and the Embassy Inn's downtown location make it an excellent choice for the budget-savvy traveler.

Package Includes

- Round trip, walk-on ferry tickets.
- A stay in a traditional room at the Embassy Inn.
- Free buffet breakfast.
- Round trip shuttle bus transportation from downtown Victoria to The Butchart Gardens.
- Admission to The Butchart Gardens.

Important Shuttle Information

Depart from Fairmont Empress: 4:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 6:00pm (running daily)
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 7:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 9:00pm (running daily)
Please Note: You MUST reserve a shuttle time for Christmas Magic. If you reserve the 4:00pm shuttle, you must return at 7:00pm. If you reserve the 6:00pm shuttle, you must return at 9:00pm. The 4:00pm shuttle ONLY departs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 6:00pm shuttle departs daily.

The shuttle departs from in front of the Fairmont Empress. Please check in at the kiosk with the red umbrella 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Your ticket is valid for use once in each direction.

MORE INFO

Please Note: Overnight Christmas Magic packages are only bookable over the phone. Please call 877-386-2202 to book.

Inn at Laurel Point

Christmas Magic at The Butchart Gardens with Inn at Laurel Point and Ferry

From $182 per person, double occupancy*

Inn at Laurel Point is located in downtown Victoria on the edge of the Inner Harbour and within easy walking distance of the Parliament Buildings, Victoria Conference Centre, Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, and downtown shopping. For more than three decades, Inn at Laurel Point has been a haven for travellers wanting an authentic West Coast experience and the opportunity to reconnect with nature and with the spirit.

Package Includes

- Round trip, walk-on ferry tickets.
- A guaranteed waterview room at the Inn at Laurel Point.
- A $25 food and beverage credit voucher* per stay per room.
*Vouchers can be used in Aura Restaurant for breakfast, happy hour or dinner. Reservations are recommended. Please visit their website for current hours. 
- Round trip shuttle bus transportation from downtown Victoria to The Butchart Gardens.
- Admission to The Butchart Gardens.

Important Shuttle Information

Depart from Fairmont Empress: 4:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 6:00pm (running daily)
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 7:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 9:00pm (running daily)
Please Note: You MUST reserve a shuttle time for Christmas Magic. If you reserve the 4:00pm shuttle, you must return at 7:00pm. If you reserve the 6:00pm shuttle, you must return at 9:00pm. The 4:00pm shuttle ONLY departs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 6:00pm shuttle departs daily.

The shuttle departs from in front of the Fairmont Empress. Please check in at the kiosk with the red umbrella 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Your ticket is valid for use once in each direction.

MORE INFO

Please Note: Overnight Christmas Magic packages are only bookable over the phone. Please call 877-386-2202 to book.

Christmas sign at The Butchart Gardens

Christmas Magic at The Butchart Gardens with Shuttle and Ferry

From $100 per person

Package Includes

- Round trip, walk-on ferry tickets.
- Round trip shuttle bus transportation from downtown Victoria to The Butchart Gardens.
- Admission to The Butchart Gardens.
Please note that an overnight stay in Victoria is necessary to participate in this package due to ferry scheduling. There is no hotel stay included in this package.

Important Shuttle Information

Depart from Fairmont Empress: 4:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 6:00pm (running daily)
Depart from The Butchart Gardens: 7:00pm (only running Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 9:00pm (running daily)
Please Note: You MUST reserve a shuttle time for Christmas Magic. If you reserve the 4:00pm shuttle, you must return at 7:00pm. If you reserve the 6:00pm shuttle, you must return at 9:00pm. The 4:00pm shuttle ONLY departs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 6:00pm shuttle departs daily.

The shuttle departs from in front of the Fairmont Empress. Please check in at the kiosk with the red umbrella 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Your ticket is valid for use once in each direction.

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Christmas Lights at The Parliament Buildings

Top Things To Do in Victoria, BC During Christmas

Victoria has everything you need for the perfect holiday getaway; whether it's visiting The Butchart Gardens’ Christmas lights display, doing some last-minute shopping, indulging in a traditional winter tea, or attending a festive event.

Read our insider’s scoop on top activities and events to do while visiting Victoria this Christmas season.

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