Festive Events for All at the Fairmont Empress

If you’re a Victoria, BC local or visiting the city this holiday season, you must make time to stop in at the Fairmont Empress.

The Fairmont Empress is ready to welcome locals and guests this holiday season. From holiday brunches to special dinners, the Fairmont Empress has just the right thing to make your Christmas and New Year’s one to remember.

.The Fairmont Empress

Festive Events

Looking to make this holiday season extra special? Here are some of my favourite events happening at the Fairmont Empress this winter.

Festive Afternoon Tea

The Fairmont Empress has always been known for it’s high tea experience. This holiday season, you’ll find a holiday-inspired menu for afternoon tea.  Christmas carollers are also in the lobby lounge to set the perfect holiday mood.

.The Fairmont Empress Festive Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea:

  • > runs Wednesday through Sunday from November 17 – November 30th
  • > runs 7 days per week beginning December 1
  • > Reservations are highly recommended

Christmas on the Veranda 

Gather around with friends at an intimate fire pit on the veranda at The Empress. Enjoy seasonal hot drinks, festive treats or S’mores! Outdoor heaters and blankets will keep you and your party perfectly warm while you look at Victoria’s sparkling inner harbour. 

More about this experience:

  • > available for walk-ins only
  • > available Thursday – Saturday from 4pm to close

.The Fairmont Empress Smores

Holiday Turkey to go

Looking to spend less time in the kitchen this holiday season? Allow the culinary team at the Fairmont Empress prepare your Christmas dinner. This turkey dinner includes all the traditional fixing. Pick up this feast and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home.

The Holiday Turkey to go:

  • > Serves up to 10 people
  • > must be ordered by Dec 22 at noon

The Fairmont Empress Turkey to go

Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour

One of the most exciting experiences this holiday season is the final stop of the Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour. Make your way to the Fairmont Empress on Dec 12th from 3:00 – 8:00pm to see the festively decorated, twinkling lights of the Coca-Cola Holiday Truck.

During this event, there will be local musical guests and entertainment, snow globe displays and even photo opportunities with Santa!

The Fairmont Empress Coke Holiday Tour

To see all the special festive events happening at the Fairmont Empress this season or to book your stay at a very special rate, check out their Festive Events page.

I’d love to know, which of these events do you most want to experience?


  1. Roasting marshmallows on the veranda looks so fun! And cozy. And high tea! I didn’t know there were these options to do at the Empress.

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