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Christmas Victoria 2020: Getaway & Staycation Ideas

Victoria, BC is one of the most ideal places in Canada to enjoy a festive getaway.

Christmas Victoria 2020: Getaway & Staycation Ideas
Credit: Destination Greater Victoria

From the the twinkling red and green lights of British Columbia’s Parliament buildings to the magical wonderland of the Butchart Gardens, Victoria continues to embrace the festive season in new and adapted ways this year.

Here are a few suggestions on where to stay, eat & drink, and things to do during Christmas in Victoria.

Christmas Victoria Hotel Packages

Magnolia Hotel

Known as the #1 hotel in Canada, as voted this year in the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa (see reviews) is where you might enjoy a staycation this year.

Where to Stay in Victoria, BC: Magnolia Hotel
Credit: Magnolia Hotel

The Magnolia Hotel is located moments from the Inner Harbour, and within walking distance of many of the city’s best restaurants and independent retailers.

With just 64 guestrooms, the Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s boutique nature has adapted well to travel during the pandemic

Kick start the festive spirit with the hotel’s Holiday Shopping Getaway package, which includes a $50 per night credit, to be used towards experiences at The Courtney Room, or pampering gifts from Spa Magnolia or towards the purchase of a plush, luxurious hotel bathrobe, as well as a Beautiful Boutiques Shopping Trail map (print or digital versions) and continental breakfast each morning. Rates start from $209 per night and the package is available from November 12 to December 20, 2020.

For stays closer to the holiday season, the ultimate Victoria Christmas package includes a $75 dining credit towards a delicious, hyper-local feast at The Courtney Room, a spirited holiday welcome gift featuring Baileys Irish Cream and continental breakfast each morning. Rates start from $249 per night, available from December 20, 2020 to January 3, 2021 subject to availability.

The Courtney Room will host a special three-course Christmas menu on December 24 and 25, as well as a nine-course dinner on New Years Eve, with paired wines. Availability is very limited due to reduced capacity at the restaurant so advance bookings are recommended.

The Inn at Lauren Point

The Inn at Lauren Point (see reviews) has two holiday packages this season: Celebrate the Holidays Package and Christmas Dinner Package.

Where to Stay in Victoria, BC: The Inn at Lauren Point
Credit: The Inn at Laurel Point

Available Dec 1 – 30, the Christmas Holiday package includes Waterside accommodation with a range of room types and prices to choose from; Bottle service of house red or white wine; and charcuterie & cheese plateComplimentary parking.

Available for stays through December 25, the Christmas Dinner package includes complimentary parking, relaxing waterfront accommodation and festive welcome treat from the pastry team.  On Christmas day, have Christmas Dinner in Aura Restaurant or let them serve your dinner in your room.

Hotel Grand Pacific

Hotel Grand Pacific (see reviews) is offering a Christmas Package includes:

Where to Stay in Victoria, BC: Hotel Grand Pacific
Credit: Hotel Grand Pacific
  • Nightly luxury accommodation
  • A nightly three-course Christmas Dinner per adult
  • Daily breakfast per registered adult
  • and complimentary parking

Christmas Things to Do in Victoria

Visitors to Victoria can enjoy a number of safe seasonal activities this year, including:

You might also like my general guide on Top Things to Do in Victoria.

Christmas Brunch & Dinner in Victoria

Check out my post on where to enjoy Christmas dinner, brunch, turkey-to-go in Victoria.