Photo credit: Susan McAlevy. Walking on Rathtrevor Beach

Monthly Events

  • Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild, 9:30, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre



  • Arbutus Toastmasters, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Monday at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.


  • Ballroom Dancing, Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association, Bradley Centre, Coombs, September 24 – November 12


  • Oceanside Community MakerSpace – a community work space for hobbyists. Open house every Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For info call 250-594-2893



  • Qualicum Beach Farmers’ Market, 8:30am, Qualicum Beach, Veterans Way, 644 Memorial Avenue

November 30 & December 1 — 3rd Annual Christmas Craft Fair, 10:00am-4:00pm, Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club, 2250 Fowler Road

December 1 – Coombs Pancake Breakfast & Flea Market, 9:00am-1pm, Coombs Rodeo Grounds, 2601 Alberni Highway

December 1 — 8th Annual First Nations Artisan’s Faire, 9am, Qualicum First Nation Hall, 5850 River Rd, Qualicum Beach

December 3 — Cookies and Carols Christmas Light Up, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Atrium – Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East

December 6 — Craig Bay Choristers Christmas Concert, 7pm, $15 Tickets available at Mulberry Bush Bookstores and may be available at the door.  Knox United Church, 345 Pym Street, Parksville

December 6-8, 13-15, 18-22 – VIUs Milner Christmas Magic, outdoor Christmas light show, 5 to 8:30pm, last entry 8pm, Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 West Island Highway

December 6-7, 13-14, 20-215th Annual Magical Nights of Light, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, 6pm-8pm, Prepurchased tickets only. Includes shuttle ride from Craig Street.

December 7-8 — Nanoose Bay Christmas Crawl Studio Tour, 10am, self-guided tour of Nanoose Bay artists and artisans

December 7 — Lighthouse Christmas Craft Fair, 10:00am, Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay

December 7Oceanside Christmas Home Tour, presented by Rotary club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise, 10am, self-guided tour of 7 decorated homes. Qualicum Beach, $25 tickets available at Mulberry Bookstores (QB and Parksville), Shoe Inn (QB), Close to You (Parksville) and Petal and Kettle (Parksville)

December 7 — St. Anne’s/St. Edmund’s Christmas Bazaar, 10am, St. Anne/St. Edmund’s Anglican Church Hall, 407 Wembley Road

December 7 & 14– Errington Christmas Craft Fair 10am, at Errington War Memorial Hall, 1390 Errington Road

December 8 – SECOND SUNDAY MARKET & PANCAKE BREAKFAST 8am, Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way

December 8 — Christmas Concert with Tony Booker and Friends, 2:30pm, The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

December 10 — Oceanside Women’s Business Network (OWBN) Girls Night Out! A night of festive fun and networking at The Bayside Oceanfront Resort, 240 Dogwood Street. Tickets available online at

December 12 — Holiday Season Open House with MLA Michelle Stilwell, 5pm, Serious Coffee Parksville, 1209 East Island Hwy, Parksville

December 14 – Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance with Anela & The Experimenters Dance Band, MacMillan Arts Centre, 2pm – 4pm Tickets available at MacMillan Arts Centre

December 14 — Christmas on the Farm, 10am, free family event, Morningstar Farm, 403 Lowry’s Road, Parksville

December 21 — One Crazy Day Christmas Market, 10am, Morningstar Golf Course, 525 Lowry’s Rd, Parksville

December 21 — Solstice Evening Open Golden Shrine Event, 5pm, Kathok Meditation Centre, 2800 Grafton Ave, Qualicum Beach

December 31The Eclectics 2019 New Year’s Eve 20th Anniversary Celebration, 8pm, Parksville Community Centre, 132 Jensen Avenue East

December 31 — New Year’s Eve with Chevy Ray at Coombs Rodeo Grounds Hall, 8pm, 2601 Alberni Highway, Ticket info:

December 31Smoke’n Water Dinner & Dance, 6pm, 1600 Stroulger Road, Nanoose

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