Seasonal events to attend that support Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island this holiday season


The holiday season is just around the corner, and you can make plans to enjoy the festivities and give back at the same time! We’re grateful to partner with Hotel Grand Pacific again this season, and together, we will be hosting family-friendly, holiday festivities all season long.

For all events, all proceeds will support Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

Cookies and cocoa

Dates: December 1 to 27

Times: 10 am – 5 pm

Cost: By donation

Location: Hotel Grand Pacific

What: Each day during the holiday season, festive cookies and hot chocolate will be available by donation in the Hotel Grand Pacific’s Pacific Dining Room and Lounge. While passing through the hotel lobby on your way for cookies and cocoa, be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win WestJet tickets or a two-night stay package at Hotel Grand Pacific. Also in the lobby, there’s festive fun for the kids. Find colouring sheets for the holiday colouring contest for kids, which runs December 1 to 25.


Photos with Santa at Hotel Grand Pacific

Dates: December 1, 8, and 15

Times: 1 pm – 4 pm

Cost: By donation

Location: Hotel Grand Pacific

What: Bring the whole family downtown to have your photo taken with Santa! This is the only spot in downtown Victoria that Santa will be visiting this season, so make sure you pencil these dates into your calendar. As you’re waiting to share your holiday wishes with Saint Nick, get into the holiday spirit by listening to carollers and treating yourself to hot chocolate and cookies, which you’ll find in the hotel lobby.


Pancakes in pajamas with Santa

Date: December 16

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: $25 for kids under 12, $45 for ages 12 and up

Location: Hotel Grand Pacific

Get your tickets:

‘Tis the season to be cozy, so why not stay in your pajamas and join Santa for brunch at Hotel Grand Pacific with the whole family? Be sure to leave time for decorating cookies and making holiday crafts too! There will be a one-day raffle running at the brunch, and you can enter for a chance to win WestJet tickets or a one-night stay package at Hotel Grand Pacific. Be sure to get your tickets fast, as space is limited.


Thank you to our sponsors:


You can also support Island kids this season by donating to our Kids First Fund.