Children Events

Saturday, November 25th

Quarterway School Craft Fair

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Education, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

Our 27-year-old playground is scheduled for removal by our school district and our PAC is fundraising for a Nature Inspired Playground. We will have 45 vendors of all sorts of handmade, homemade, and from the heart creations! We will also have A LOT of raffle baskets - including a travel basket...

Pet Pictures with Santa

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Family Friendly

Santa Paws is coming to Nanaimo on three different Saturdays to spread good cheer, pose for family and pet photos, and help Spirit's Mission raise funds for our life-saving work for companion animals in Northern BC. For just $10, we'll take a high-quality photo of your pet(s) with Santa...

Light up a LIfe

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:00pm | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

The Old City Quarter is hosting the annual Light up a Life from Nov. 27-Dec. 21. Our kickoff event is on Nov. 27 where trees will be lit, treats and warm drinks by donation with holiday music to sing along to. Bring a shoebox to decorate and/or goods to put in it. For those of you who bring items...

Gingerbread Village

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:00pm | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Major Events

B. Gingerbread Homes is back again with holiday magic, festive cheer and fun family activities! Join us at Gingerbread Village, located in the Vancouver Island Conference Center, to vote on your favorite gingerbread house, decorate cookies, and visit with Santa and other holiday characters. B....

Sing for Pure Joy!

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:30pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Family Friendly, Health & Fitness, Music, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Raise your voice in glorious song with heart-felt melodies, soulful gospel songs and rousing spirituals, mesmerizing chants, luscious layered songs and rousing rounds. Every voice is welcome. No experience is needed - only the desire to make joyful sounds together! All songs are taught in the...

Amish Rag Rug

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Choose from a variety of pre-torn fabrics strips to create your own unique rag rug. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome; $25/person or per family making 1 rag rug. You are welcome to bring your own cotton fabric if there are specific colors you are wanting to make your rug from ($5...

Sunday, November 26th

Red Cross Babysitter Training

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:00am | Children, Education, Talks & Workshops, Teens

The red cross babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. This updated curriculum provides improved learning when it comes to the first aid and giving the appropriate care in the event of an...

Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 9:30am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink

From 9:30-11am come and enjoy a breakfast with Santa which includes pancakes, bacon, pastries, fresh fruit juice, tea and coffee. While you're here you can also make some Christmas crafts, get your face painted, visit with Santa and much more.

Cedar & Yellowpoint Artisans 2017 Country Christmas Tour

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors

Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Tour November from 10am–5pm daily.Take this fun and free self-guided tour.Pick up a map at Visitor Centres or at the Waterfront Gallery and start planning your tour. It’s always fun with a carload of friends.

Nov.25&26-"Deck the Hall" Christmas Craft Market

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Business, Children, Community, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Festivals, Food & Drink, Free, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

The Cowichan Exhibition is hosting their 5th "Deck the Hall" Christmas Craft Market! Many talented artisans, & craftspeople will be showing a wide variety of products just in time for the Christmas season. There will be lots of parking, customer appreciation draws and a concession!...