Family Friendly Events

Saturday, December 9th

Great Nanaimo Toy Drive

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion, Teens

Help Nanaimo make this the greatest Toy Drive we have had to date. Starting Nov. 16-Dec 16 you are encouraged to donate an unwrapped toy(s), gifts, books and stuffed animals for children 0-16. Gifts for our teenagers are always in need. Items can be left at the different drop off sites around town...

Commercial Christmas

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Family Friendly, Seniors

Our December featured exhibit will be "Commercial Christmas", displaying historical photographs of downtown Nanaimo’s Christmas scenes. 

"Handmade for the Holidays" Craft Fair

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Children, Community, Family Friendly, Free, Markets, Shopping & Fashion

“Our ‘Handmade for the Holidays’ market (10am-4pm) will feature handmade crafts from over 70 Island-based artisans. Check out crafts like handmade cards, decorations, scarves, jewellery, soap, candles and more! Raffles will be held for a variety of gift baskets, and children will be able to write a...

Jin-me Yoon Spectral Tides

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

Nanaimo Art Gallery presents Spectral Tides, a solo exhibition of new work by renowned Korean born Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon. Through video, photography and installation, Spectral Tides features projects set on two islands that are important to the artist's life and work: Vancouver Island,  ...

Pet Pictures with Santa

Saturday, December 9, 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. We'll take a high-quality photo of your pet(s) with Santa and...

Gingerbread Village

Saturday, December 9, 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....

Melted Bead Christmas Ornaments

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 2:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Come and make up to 6 melty bead ornaments; many designs to choose from. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome. Please call, message or email us at lostartsclub@outlook.com to register; class size is 8 participants. Cash payment at the door or e-transfer or Paypal accepted.

Winter Harp 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:30pm | Arts, Children, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation Pre-Show Chat 2:45pm in Harmac Room Audience-favourite Winter Harp returns this season with a stunningly beautiful show in celebration of winter and Christmas. This world-class ensemble of harps, medieval instruments, flutes, violin, percussion and...

25TH Anniversary of the Singing Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm | 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...

25TH Anniversary of the Singing Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 9, 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...

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