Chances are good this time of year you’re looking to stay warm and cozy. Typically this means indoor activities or a chance to cuddle up with someone special. From a wee nip of something tasty to discovering your favorite graphic tale, these five things to do in Victoria are sure to satisfy.

 

If you love beer…

Hosted by Canoe Brewpub, Winterbrau features handcrafted winter beers from more than 15 local breweries. As an added bonus, the Brewpub’s kitchen will be throwing down with a variety of tasty treats throughout the entire event. 

 

If you love cuddling…

Carriage rides are always a treat. But, they are particularly enjoyable when the temperatures drop and you want to cuddle next to someone special. Snag a ride by the Inner Harbour. Wrap up in a cozy blanket and sit back as your friendly driver takes you through Victoria’s picturesque neighborhoods.

 

If you love comics…

Thousand of comic books will be on display at the annual Victoria Comic Book Expo. Come peruse beloved copies, see the newest releases, and discover obscure titles.

 

For the lover of all things sweet…

Hosted by the Inn at Laurel PointCanada’s National Gingerbread Festival is a visual feast of edible art. Professional and amateur chefs create unique sculptures out of sweet treats.

 

For the decorative sort…

The highly anticipated Festival of Trees will return November 18. Traditionally hosted by The Fairmont Empress, the annual event is relocating to the historic Bay Center. (Don’t worry. It’s a one-year only relocation due to renovations.) The festival features numerous trees decked in holiday cheer. Admission is free, but with a minimum $2 donation you can vote for your favorite tree. (All proceeds from the festival benefit the BC Children’s Hospital.)