Oak Bay Christmas Social coincides with Gallery Walk

Oak Bay Village will come alive Thursday night with a host of festivities

  • Dec. 2, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The inaugural Oak Bay Village Christmas Social swings onto the Avenue Thursday.

Coinciding with the 11th annual Avenue Gallery Walk, the village invites visitors to drop in for an old fashioned evening of lights, meeting friends and neighbours and celebrating the best of the season. Shops and galleries from Foul Bay Road to Monterey Avenue will remain open for festive activities.

“We wanted to welcome the community for an evening of Christmas cheer. It’s an opportunity to see friends and neighbours and enjoy an evening of Oak Bay Village hospitality,” said Elizabeth Smith, president of the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association that organizes and funds the event.

Harris Gilmore and the Mojos will perform an outdoor set of their lively blend of R&B, Reggae, rock and multi-genre mashups adjacent to Athlone Court at 6:30 p.m..

The Victoria Shakespeare Society will perform a selection of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays at various locations along Oak Bay Avenue. Performances will be held at 6:30 and 7:30 on the plaza at Monterey Avenue and in front of Gage Gallery at 7.

Athlone Travel is hosting pet photos with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Photos are by donation to the Oak Bay Firefighters non-essential equipment fund.

The Art on the Avenue Gallery Walk will include special receptions with artists in attendance from painters and jewellers to sculptors and wood crafters in galleries throughout the village.

Get more detail about individual gallery offerings under the calendar listings online at visitoakbayvillage.ca.

 

reporter@oakbaynews.com

 

 

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