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British Columbia

Victorian Christmas at the Grand Empress

Wondrous festive lights illuminate Victoria and the Inner Harbour! Celebrate at the Fairmont Empress, enjoy a festive light display at The Butchart Gardens and Tea at the Empress.
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Program No. 18099RJ
Length
5 days
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1,979
British Columbia

Victorian Christmas at the Grand Empress

Wondrous festive lights illuminate Victoria and the Inner Harbour! Celebrate at the Fairmont Empress, enjoy a festive light display at The Butchart Gardens and Tea at the Empress.
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5 days
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Program No. 18099 RJ
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Revel in the spirit of the season amid the history and ambiance of charming Victoria and the opulent, turn-of-the-century Empress Hotel. Presentations and field trips mingle with horse-drawn trolley rides and traditional sing-alongs as you stroll the historic streets of Victoria and learn of Canadian holiday traditions. On Christmas morning, immerse yourself in holiday atmosphere as carolers wander the hotel halls.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Witness the magical holiday transformation of magnificent Butchart Gardens with a display of thousands of twinkling lights.
  • Be regaled with true accounts of how Christmas was celebrated during the days of Fort Victoria and the gold-rush era.
  • Take part in one of Victoria’s grandest traditions — Afternoon Tea at the Empress — and top off Christmas Day with a festive dinner.

General Notes

Christmas dinner dress code is semi-formal, with a jacket and tie requested for gentlemen. Max of 80 participants, divided into groups for activities.
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