15th Annual Nanaimo Artwalk
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1
The 14th annual Artwalk will take place on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st from 11am-5pm.
There are 23 locations throughout downtown, including the Old City Quarter, with 48 artists, this is an excellent opportunity to support your local artists and shops as well as finding the perfect and truly unique gift for the” hard to buy for” person on your Christmas list.
For a brochure with a complete list of participating artists and locations please visit nanaimoartwalk.jimdo.com
Light Up a Life in the Old City Quarter will run from November 30th to December 21st. Proceeds to Haven Society– bring a non-perishable gift item for the Haven Society and enter to win a beautiful gift basket from the merchants of the Old City Quarter. Drop off locations at these participating Old City Quarter merchants: Teak Tree - 437 Fitzwilliam Street, Lobelia's Lair - #8-321 Wesley Street, Sartorial Boutique - 310 Fitzwilliam Street and Sweet Somethings - 309B Wesley Street. This is the 5th year of the “Light up a Life” campaign organized by the merchants of the Old City Quarter to aid the Haven Society. Since 1978, Haven Society has been providing services to women, children, youth and families who have experienced violence.
Horse & Trolley
Saturdays in Dec.
Fred and Barney are back by popular demand! These beautiful Belgian horses will pull the DNBIA Christmas Trolley throughout downtown including the Old City Quarter. This year the horses will have two routes; one from Museum Way outside Santa's Workshop to the Old City Quarter and back and the other from Museum Way outside Santa's Workshop up to Church Street and back. The trolley rides are free but donations are welcome and will run from 12-4pm Saturday, December 7th, 14th and 21st.