City’s downtown celebrates holiday season with free events

NANAIMO - The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association is hosting Holi-date, various free holiday activities in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo’s downtown is lighting up with Christmas cheer this December to ring in the holidays.

The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association is hosting Holi-date in various areas downtown and in the Old City Quarter.

The Christmas trolley rides return this year and run Saturday (Dec. 5) and Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

On Friday (Dec. 4) the Old City Quarter kicks off its Light up a Life Campaign with a community singalong at 102-437 Fitzwilliam St., 5-6 p.m. to benefit Haven Society.

Saturday (Dec. 5) A Cappella Plus hosts a free concert at Santa’s Workshop in the Vancouver Island Conference Centre from 2-3:15 p.m.

Island Bel Canto singers are carolling throughout the arts district Dec. 12 starting at 2 p.m.

Moonshine Mollys perform a free concert at Diana Krall Plaza Dec. 19, 2 p.m.

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