Alberni Valley Holiday Events

Now that we’ve said goodbye to our warmer-than-usual fall weather, we are (rather briskly) reminded that our Holiday Season is quickly approaching and, although most children will be disappointed, thankfully snow is not in the immediate forecast. This season promises to bring many fun filled Alberni Valley holiday events, from winter markets to festive concerts, there is plenty to do, see and shop!

Markets, Music & More Markets! (Updated for 2023)

Tis the season for Winter Market and Craft Fairs in the Alberni Valley. These are a fantastic way to spend a few hours checking out the Valley’s local artists, bakers and creators showcase their talents. With so many options we thought it best to give you a list of what, where and when:

Holiday Specials From Our Favourite Choirs!

Timbre! Choir Event Alberni Valley Tourism

Timbre! Choir

Date: Sunday, December 10th – 2:30pm
Location: ADSS Theatre (map)
Tickets: Adults $15 | Children & Students (Under 18) $5

The Alberni Valley’s Timbre! Choir invites you to join them for A RHAPSODY OF CHRISTMAS. Full details can be found on our Events Page or the Timbre! website.

Barkley Sounds Community Choir presents Sing Noel

The Barkley Sounds Community Choir

Date: Sunday, December 3th – 2:30pm
Location: Alberni Valley United Church (map)
Tickets: Adults $15 | Children (Under 12) $5

This year the Phil’s Harmonics String Orchestra is featuring Jeremy Rainer. He is a 13 year old viola phenom from Nanaimo. He will be performing the Telemann Viola Concert in G. You do not want to miss that! Full details can be found on our Events Page.

Urbanstreet Choir's Christmas Concert

Urbanstreet Choir’s Christmas Vibes

Date: Saturday, December 2nd – 7:30pm
Location: Alberni Valley United Church (map)
Tickets: Adults $12 | Children (Under 12) $6

Celebrate the season with a little Urbanstreet pizzazz! Full Details on our Events Page.

Check out the Dawg Pound

A part of the Alberni Valley Multiplex, the Weyerhaeuser Arena is the centre for all things ice related. It boasts twin ice sheets for hockey, figure skating and recreational skating. With their season already underway the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs are a fun way to spend an evening taking in some hockey action. Known all around the province for having the best fans in the BCHL, a Bulldogs experience is sure to not disappoint. Checkout their season schedule, buy tickets and more on the Bulldogs website.

And if it Does Snow…

With plenty of hills (hence the “Valley” in Alberni Valley), if we do get snow be sure to grab your sled or toboggan and get out there. A local snow-day favourite is Williamson Park. Children and adults alike all turn out to get in on some downhill fun. With the added bonus of a Tim Hortons located just across the street, you can pickup your hot chocolate or “double double” and warm right up.