The December Rundown at the Royal BC Museum and IMAX® Victoria


VICTORIA, BC — Looking for something to do this December with family and friends. Well don’t look any further and check out what the Royal BC Museum and IMAX® Victoria have going on.

Royal BC Museum programming and events include:

  • Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Christmas at Helmcken House on December 16, 17 and 23 to 31, from 12 to 2 pm. Step through the doors of the oldest house in British Columbia still on its original site and experience what Christmas was like in Victoria more than 100 years ago. Included with museum admission or membership, or by donation.
  • Attend Live and Lunch on December 13. Learn about silk, lace and pearls from Royal BC Museum’s textile conservator Emma Marentette as she discusses the findings of her research into a 17th century mummified girl’s burial ensemble.
  • Join the Natural History Tour on December 12 and 19 at 2 pm. Pop in for a 30 minute guided tour and uncover some of the highlights and hidden gems of the Natural History Gallery.
  • Listen to the Pandora Chorus perform on December 9 at 3 pm in the museum lobby. The Pandora Chorus is an indie pop rock choir who will be singing songs from Billie Eilish to Bruce Cockburn.
  • Still looking for that perfect holiday gift or want to treat yourself! Check out the fantastic selection from local artisans to children’s toys at the Royal Museum Shop. Open 10 am to 5 pm daily or shop online.
  • Give the gift of year-round entertainment, education and inspiration with the new Combo Pass. Unlimited access to the museum galleries, feature exhibitions, unlimited documentary screenings at IMAX® Victoria, Hollywood discounts and lots more.

IMAX Victoria screening and events include:

  • Get into that holiday spirit with classics like Elf, The Grinch and The Polar Express.
    • Elf: December 8 to 10 and 14
    • The Grinch: December 15 to 17 and 21
    • The Polar Express: December 8 to 10, 15 to 31
      • Don’t forget to wear your cozy PJs for this annual tradition.

For more details on the events and programs visit the Royal BC Museum events calendar and IMAX® Victoria showtimes. Note: The Royal BC Museum will be closed December 25, 2023, and January 1, 2024.

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About the Royal BC Museum: The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. Located in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), we are a hub of community connections in BC—on-site, off-site, and online—taking pride in our collective histories.

For tickets to IMAX® Victoria and the Royal BC Museum, visit: Tickets

Give the gift of a Combo Pass, Museum Membership or IMAX® Annual Pass, visit: Memberships

For information about visiting the Royal BC Museum, visit: Plan Your Visit About the Royal BC Museum


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