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UsedCrew Around Town: Holiday 2018 Edition


Lets get festive! The UsedCrew is excited for another holiday season just around the corner. We’re whipping out our best ugly sweaters and eggnog in preparation for a cheer-filled holidays. Here’s what the UsedCrew has on-the-go over the holiday season:


Festival of Trees – November 15, 2018 – January 7, 2019

On average, 22 kids from Vancouver Island are treated at BC Children’s Hospital everyday – that is almost one every hour.

The Festival of Trees is a community tradition and has become the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in Victoria. The event provides tree sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their community spirit and transform The Bay Centre into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees.

Trees are on display from November 15, 2018 until January 7, 2019. Support BC Children’s Hospital by making a donation and voting for your favorite tree. Funds raised through this event help meet the most critical health needs of kids in our community.

Visit for more information.



Fight 4 The Cause – December 1, 2018

Fight 4 The Cause returns to Victoria Saturday December 1st, 2018 where we combine social boxing, community involvement and red carpet glamour for an unforgettable evening. This 7th annual event will once again take place in The Fabulous Carson Hall and be catered by the master chefs of The Fairmont Empress Hotel.

 This will be the time to look your best while knowing that at the same time you are giving back to your community; this year we are in support of Help Fill A Dream, Bridges for Women, Brazilian Cultural Foundation, Esquimalt Fire Charitable Foundation.

Fight 4 The Cause is an evening of boxing & black tie entertainment where we bring back old school Hollywood glamour to the sport all for a great cause – we look forward to seeing you there but if you can’t make it please consider donating online!


Creative Craft Fairs – November 9-11, 2018

Every year, Creative Craft Fairs offers a true extravaganza of outstanding arts, crafts, and demonstrations with our popular 3 day event at Victoria’s Pearkes Rec Centre.

Attended by thousands of visitors each year, the fair offers over 125 exhibitors presenting crafts, gourmet food, fine art, photography, clothing, glass art, jewellery, bath and beauty products, woodwork, high quality imports and much more.

This will be our 27th year at Pearkes Rec Centre – we hope to see you there!

Fri, Nov 9th: 11am-7pm | Sat, Nov 10th: 10am-5pm | Sun, Nov 11th: 10am-4pm



9th Annual Vintage Holiday Fair presented by – November 9-10, 2018

Shop and celebrate the holidays in vintage style! Yes, find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for yourself and loved ones this year! Scoop upcharming, vintage, holiday decorations, ornaments and more for you and your home too…all while enjoying our vintage-style entertainment. Hooray!


Shop over 40 booths filled with glorious, vintage, retro and antique, one-of-a-kind treasures (including holiday decor, ornaments, clothing, jewelry, accessories, collectibles, oddities, housewares, paper goods, ephemera, treats and more!) 2 FLOORS!!!

We have such an amazing show planned for you, your friends and family! Fun for everyone! Invite them all!


Gingerbread Showcase – November 17 to January 6, 2019

The Gingerbread Showcase is Habitat Victoria’s premier fundraising event. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, this event is presented by the Victoria Real Estate Board and hosted at the elegant Parkside Hotel & Spa. The Showcase brings together professional and amateur bakers from Vancouver Island and highlights their creativity, while supporting the work of Habitat Victoria.

​Last year more than $51,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of more than 25,000 visitors who made a visit to the Showcase as part of their holiday tradition. All donations go directly to helping bring strength, stability and independence to families living in need of decent, affordable housing.


Parkside Hotel and Spa

810 Humboldt St


9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily

​from Nov 17 to Jan 6


Merry & Bright Holiday Auction – November 27, 2018

Tis the season! Join us for a live and silent auction, a complimentary tasting hour, and delicious cocktail catering at our signature holiday fundraiser in one of the city’s most beautiful downtown venues, The Atrium. The perfect (almost) end to our 30th anniversary. All proceeds support Intrepid Theatre.

Naughty or nice, this is one holiday event you want on your calendar! Theatre tickets, gift packages, and unique one of-a-kind experiences will be up for auction and make the perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas List.



Christmas Craft Beer Show – November 30 – December 1, 2019

The best part about beer is that it can be enjoyed at any time of the year. It should be celebrated in the same manner.

Most beer festivals are held throughout the summer months to take advantage of the beautiful relationship between warm weather and cold glass of suds. There are few things that go together so well, but having to wait through fall, winter and spring to get together again and see what is occurring in the industry by celebrating the delectable flavours seems very short sighted.

To bridge the gap, we have decided to have everyone raise a mug of holiday cheer and join us for our 3rd annual Christmas Craft Beer Show at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

In our estimation, this is a great concept that will allow the multitude of fantastic local micro-breweries to gather together to display their seasonal products as well as their brewery favourites to both beer lovers and food and beverage professionals ahead of the holiday season. This is an out of the box event for the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, but one we believe is needed in Victoria and will allow for all involved to garner exposure ahead of the most significant holiday season of the year and a chance for us all to enjoy a happy and prosperous New Year!

BC SPCA Bake Sale and Fundraiser – December 1-2, 2018

Join us for a fun and friendly bake sale to support shelter animals! This pet and kid friendly event will feature:

*Santa photos by donation

*baking for pets and people

*amazing raffle baskets

*silent auction

*new and gently used pet supplies for sale

*Wild Arc booth

*SPCA merchandise for sale


All money raised at this event goes to support shelter animals in Victoria


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