Fun Things to Do in Nanaimo This Holiday Season

Fun Things to Do in Nanaimo This Holiday Season

Fun Things to Do In Nanaimo This Holiday Season

Nanaimo Yacht Club – Christmas Light Cruise

When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6:00 pm

Beginning at 6 pm in the Nanaimo Harbour, decorated boats decked out in Christmas lights will travel around Nanaimo Harbour through Newcastle Channel to Departure Bay and then return. Head out to any of these points of interest to watch them cruise and sail by.

The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive and Holiday Train

Location: Steve Marshall Ford (3851 Shenton Road, Nanaimo)
When: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 5:00
The beautiful Holiday Train will be lit up for you to enjoy while you drop off a new, unwrapped toy for The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive. The train will be parked on the tracks for a couple of hours in front of Steve Marshall Ford, and Santa will be beside the train handing out candy canes. This is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather!

Skate with Santa

Location(s): Frank Crane Arena & Nanaimo Ice Centre
Frank Crane Arena: Wednesday, December 21 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Nanaimo Ice Centre: Thursday, December 22 from 6:15 – 7:45 pm
Skate with Santa and get the chance to tell him how good you’ve been this year! When making the list of fun things to do in Nanaimo this holiday season, this one was an absolute must!

Winter Wonderland Skating Events

Location: Frank Crane Arena
When: Dec 24 – 11:45 am – 3:00 pm
Dec 26 – Dec 30 from 11:45 am – 4:45 pm & 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Join the fun at Frank Crane Arena! The whole arena will be transformed into a SNOW GLOBE for the event, and the loonie skate sessions include free skate and helmet rentals. Everyone Welcome!

Tubing at Mount Washington

The snow tubing park in Mount Washington is another great fun activity that you should not miss this year. This is the most fun your kids could have without skis – as they could swirl, spin, slide, and take selfies.
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