Family Friendly Events

Saturday, November 25th

Elegant Threads

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Family Friendly, Free, Shopping & Fashion

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners are hosting their annual one of a kind sale, packed with unique, quality handcrafted clothing, household items and hand spun yarns. There will be a silent auction of members handiwork plus demonstrations of weaving and spinning. All members of the public welcome.

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...

Jin-me Yoon Spectral Tides

Saturday, November 25, 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,  ...

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....

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...

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...

Nanaimo Clippers vs Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 6:00pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Hockey, Sports

Nanaimo Clippers at home against Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 6PM.


Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 7:00pm | Community, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Music

Fifteen foggy years ago, Mark Hiscock and Chris Andrews were double booked at a local pub. Rather than cancel, they decided to play together, and so was born Shanneyganock. Joined by longtime bassist Bob Pike, and Billy Sutton on drums, the group has since charmed audiences with their stirring...

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra; Baroque Bouquet

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 7:30pm | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music

The NCO plays an all-Baroque program featuring guest organist, Jenny Vincent, to play Concerto for Organ, Op. 4, No. 2 by Händel and also to team up with Music Director, Karl Rainer, to play Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Minor for Organ and Violin. As well, the Orchestra will play a strikingly varied...

Sunday, November 26th

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.