Nanaimo Golf Club Holiday Food Drive

Dec. 2-5 Vancouver Island Market Holiday Market

Nanaimo North Town Centre

The Vancouver Island Market Holiday Market is back at #NNTC this year for an exclusive 4-day shopping experience.
Discover more than 150 local, artisan vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, a beer garden and more at this popular event in the old Sears location.
Thursday, December 2: 4pm-9pm
Friday, December 3: 12pm-9pm
Saturday, December 4: 11am-9pm
Sunday, December 5: 11am-4pm
$5 per day, or $8 for a weekend pass. Kids under 12 are free.

Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 - Milner Christmas Magic

December 3-5, 10-12 & 17-19
Evenings 5:00pm - 8:00pm
with viewing until 8:30pm.

Milner Christmas Magic 2021 returns this year as an outdoor festival of lights. 
Experience the magic of thousands of holiday lights & festive window displays.

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Dec. 4 – Invasive plant removal at Colliery Dam Park

Nanaimo BC Green Party members are putting their money where their mouth is – or at least some serious labour. They will remove invasive plants from Colliery Dam Park. Saturday, Dec. 4, 1 pm. Be at Colliery Dam Park, Wakesiah Avenue and Sixth Street and meet at the picnic shelter near the lower dam. Gear will be provided, but bring work gloves and eye protection, as they will be removing daphne which oozes a skin and eye irritant. There’s hot chocolate  but bring your own mug. For more information, give Julia Roberts a call at 250 754-0602, or email

Dec. 4 - Nanaimo Yacht Club harbour light cruise

The Nanaimo Yacht Club's Christmas Light Cruise begins at 6 pm Saturday, Dec. 4 in Nanaimo Harbour. 
Christmas light decorated boats will travel around Nanaimo Harbour through Newcastle Channel to Departure Bay and return.
This tradition was cancelled last year and we are pleased to bring this civic event back, weather permitting.

Dec. 4-5 –Coombs Christmas Market is back

Dec 4 & 5

Join us for two days of indoor and outdoor vendors with concession, food trucks, and more! Proof of vaccination is required to attend the indoor portion of our event.

Dec. 11 – Oceanside Rotary Club toy drive

Dec. 11 – Parkwood Dr, Nanaimo, 

As there is no float available any longer we will not be visiting your area with our annual parade. Instead, please join us in the park, bring a donation of a new toy for a child under 12, or sponsor a teen for $20. Join Santa & Elves from 12-3pm @ Daynes Park, Parkwood Subdivision, for an afternoon of fun. Rub elbows and take a photo with Santa. There will be activities for the children, music, and local crafters. BBQ hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available.
Buy tickets for our 50/50 draw
The need to help children & families in SD68 is immense this year
Can’t come to the park? visit to sponsor/donate
Hope to see you all soon, and thank you for your support.
Your friends at Oceanside Rotary

Dec. 11– Holiday Train for Nanainmo Toy Drive

Saturday, December 11
See our beautiful Holiday Train and drop off a new, unwrapped toy for The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive at 5pm in front of Steve Marshall Ford in Nanaimo. The train will be parked on the tracks for a couple of hours so come see it while you can! 
Santa will be beside the train handing out candy canes! 
Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event and remember to follow orders as per the Provincial and Federal health guidelines. We ask that if you are feeling unwell, that you please stay home.