I love this time of year. The sun is getting up later so I stand a chance to catch the sunrise. Mornings are chilly and best spent wrapped in a wool sweater. In fact, it’s time to bust out all my woolies. Theres outdoor fun to be had!
In Esquimalt during the month of December there is an outdoor movie playing every Tues, Wed and Sat. At the Delta you can bring your chairs and snuggle up under the stars or head over to parking lot behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre for a drive in movie night.
Have you been over to the Oak Bay Village for the Light Up? If not, this year add it to your calendar. The street is closed to cars, there are lots of games for the kiddos, vendors roasting chestnuts, all the shops are open for Christmas shopping and the best part, once dusk come the entire village is light up with lights.
The truck parade. Enough said. THIS is my favourite event of the year. If you don’t know it’s a parade. Of trucks. Dripping with Christmas lights. They convoy from Ogden Pt. to Western Speedway. Go! If you’re around the inner harbour, the Lighted Ship Parade happens on the same night.
If you saw my last post you already know I’ve set a goal for myself to check out as many Christmas markets around town as humanly possible.
American Thanksgiving. AKA orphans Thanksgiving. An excuse for turkey in November, I’m in! Canadian Thanksgiving is dominated by family but my friends and I love to cook and look for any excuse to have people over and feed them. Free to get as foodie as our little hearts desire. Smoked turkey, THE BEST STUFFING YOU’VE EVER TASTED, roasted Brussels sprouts & other veg, kale salad, local wine, beer, cider, gin.
#BCStorm. My best friend and I used to live around the corner from each other in James Bay. During the winter one of our favourite things to do was to head to Ogden Point Cafe, grab a coffee and watch the waves crashing over the breakwater.