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Sunday, November 26th

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

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Markets, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

Painters Lodge is transformed into your Winter Wonderland Retreat. Decorated with over 30 trees and sparkling awe, an experience for all ages.  Centred around an exquisite Art & Artisan Show & Sale with award-winning artists and master artisans. Friday finishes with Live Jazz, Wine &...

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!...

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.

Family Service

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:30am | Family Friendly

Join us for this kid-directed light-hearted look at one of the 12 Powers we all have. This month, the power is Elimination - our ability to let go of all that does not serve us and make room for all that we desire. A profound teaching, delivered simply with humour and great music. join us!

Canucks vs Rangers

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 11:00am | Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Hockey, Sports

Canucks away against Rangers at 11am on SN and MSG.

Re-Framing Aging Digital Festival

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Family Friendly, Festivals, Free, Seniors

FREE EVENT: You are Invited! ‘Re-framing Aging” Digital Media Contest Screening and Awards. Please join us to view innovative film submissions which aim to change perceptions of entering the third stage of life! The goal of this competition is to inspire Nanaimo to become a more age-friendly,...

Vox ensemble Concert

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm | Arts, Charity Fundraiser, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music

VOX ensemble presents Wait for the Blessed Hope - an eclectic program of choral music in the English Cathedral tradition. Join us for a musical journey from the Renaissance to the present day, in anticipation of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Proceeds to a children's charity. Tickets can be...

Hot/Cold Aromatherapy Pack or Bear

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Make 1 hot/cold aromatherapy pack or bear; many fabrics to choose from and scent with local organic dried lavender, mint or essential oils. This would make a great gift for someone special :) Please message or email us at to register; class size is 8 participants Cash...

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra; Baroque Bouquet

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:30pm | 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...

Island Soul Choir: Make Us Free

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 3:00pm | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music, Seniors, Teens

A new song by Brian Tate, Make Us Free, is the inspiration for Island Soul Choir’s upcoming performance. With all the strife and heartache in today’s world, we need songs like this one that urge us to “shake off the chains that bind us, break down the walls that divide us, bring out the love inside...