3 festive Christmas events to check out in Port Alberni this December

  • June 18, 2018

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Christmas is coming up fast, and our community in Port Alberni is already planning lots of great events to bring joy to locals and visitors alike this holiday season. Whether you need to get your holiday shopping done or want to just relax with some bright Christmas lights or live music, we’ve got you covered. See our suggestions below for Christmas events in Port Alberni this December:


Christmas Craft Fair | December 1-3

The second annual Christmas Magic Market returns to Port Alberni from December 1-3, presented by the Uptown Urban Market. This three-day event features a Christmas craft show with local vendors and small businesses who will be selling their unique handmade gifts. There’s no better place to get your Christmas shopping done with plenty of time to spare! Check it out at Hanson Hall from 1-7pm, less than a 30 minute walk away from Best Western Plus Barclay, or less than 5 minute away by car.


The Great Sail Past & Light Up | December 3

Join us for a light up on the water! On the evening of Sunday, December 3rd, lots of boats of varying shapes and sizes will head out on the water to show off their elaborate Christmas light displays. The view from the shore is sure to be simply stunning! The event will also feature barbecue and hot dogs, live music, and a fireworks display. Everything takes place at Harbour Quay, a short 5 minute drive away from Best Western Plus Barclay.


Timbre! Choir presents Now the Bells Ring | December 10

On Sunday, December 10th, our local beloved Timbre! Choir will be performing a beautiful concert of classic Christmas songs, from old to new. Prepare for a festive afternoon with all your favourite tunes, including Angels We Have Heard On High, The Christmas Song, and, of course, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. The show will be held at the ADSS Auditorium, just a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk away from Best Western Plus Barclay. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, and just $5 for children and students under 18 years old. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours soon!


There are so many great Christmas events to check out in Port Alberni this winter! By staying at Best Western Plus Barclay, you get clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations that are centrally located for everything you’ll want to see and do. There’s no better place to plan your family holiday vacation!


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