Must See Events

Nov. 24-26 - Winter Wonderland & Art Show at Painters Lodge

TOTALLY FREE TO ATTEND! Experience the magic!

NOV 30-JAN 10 - Festival Of Lights 2017

A MUST SEE Magical evening to get you and your family into the Christmas Spirit!

Community Events

Friday, December 15th

Dec.12-17-Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Major Events, Music, Seniors

Now in its 11th year, it has become a family tradition on central Vancouver Island.  Be sure to include a performance of the Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular as part of your holiday festivities. This year's singing and dancing extravaganza includes musical tributes to The Beatles, Nina Simone, Rod...

25TH Anniversary of the Singing Christmas Tree

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

Generations Church presents our 25th Annual Singing Christmas Tree! Our giant Christmas Tree is filled with over 50 choir members singing new and old Christmas songs. Along with a drama presentation and light show, our performances are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! This year's...

An Old-Fashioned Christmas with "The Tidesmen"

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors

The Tidesmen invite you to celebrate an "Old-Fashioned Christmas". An uplifting evening of traditional Christmas songs to evoke that old-time Christmas spirit.  What a better way to celebrate the holidays than with Vintage Christmas Songs.

Hip Hop's Toys for Tots 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:30pm | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Entertainment, Major Events, Music

The Community Cadence Foundation and Rogue Planet will be hosting the 4th annual Christmas charity event, Hip Hops Toys for Tots from 7:30-10:30pm. The CCF will throw a live performance event including some of the very best up and coming local Hip Hop artists, including Butterfinger Bombsquad,...

Cosmic Bowling

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 8:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Teens

Laser Lights, Disco Lights, and Black Lights. LOUD heart pounding music.  Our bowling lanes even glow in the dark during our Glow Bowling Events! Fridays: 8-11pm Saturdays: 4:30-11pm Sundays: 4-7pm

NOV 17 - DEC 31 - Cornwalls' All-Inclusive Cancun Christmas

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 8:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors

The Cornwalls' are back for another great holiday season! More classic 80’s tunes, cornball antics, and big hair. Will Tommy find true love this year? Come and join their all-inclusive holiday yuletide cheer. “Pure Christmas family entertainment at its best!“ This fabulous show runs from November...

Live Entertainment at "The Nanaimo Bar"

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 9:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music

Live Entertainment series at "The Nanaimo Bar". Dec.1-Mark Crissenger Dec.2-Under The Mountain Dec.7-Monkey Bear Dec.8-Johnny Inappropriate Dec 9-PartyMan Dec.14-A Night w/Steve Plantz Dec.15-Murray Atkinson & Lance Lapointe, acoustic 90's tribute Dec.16-DJ All Good Dec.21-Phil & Dave's...

Saturday, December 16th

Harbour City Football Saturdays

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Health & Fitness, Sports, Teens

Come out on Saturdays from 9am-4pm where we will have games ongoing from U7 to U11 at Beban Park Fields and U12-U18 at Merle Logan Field.

Christmas Craft Fair & Wooden Toy Sale

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:00am | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Community, Family Friendly, Markets, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

20th Annual Wooden Toy and Craft Sale by the 29th Baden-Powell Guild, raising funds to support Scouting and other charities in the Nanaimo area. Three days only.

Dec.1-24-Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 9:30am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Family Friendly, Free, Seniors

From now until Dec. 23 you will see different volunteers set up at 26 different locations throughout Nanaimo. They are busy spreading Christmas cheer while taking in donations for those who are in need during this holiday season. We will wrap up on Dec 24th where everyone will be at Costco. From 9:...