Celebrate the best of Downtown Courtenay at the annual Moonlight and Magic Celebration this Friday November 20th! Head down for incredible offerings all day long from local merchants and get a head start on the holiday shopping by shopping local. Then from 5 - 9 pm take part in a night of fun, friends and fiery festivities! Christmas Tree Light Up, Street Performers and Market, Live Music Events, Roving Choirs, Magicians, Aerialists and Fire Spinners, FREE face painting, shopping and dining specials and more!
Special celebrations start at 5.
Special Moonlight and Magic Programming kicks off on the CVAG Plaza with the launch of the annual Comox Valley Art Gallery Christmas Craft Fair and a special performance by the Comox Valley Children's Choir. Over 60 regional artists and crafters take part in this much anticipated annual fairwhich is open till 9 pm Friday Night! Then head over to 5th and England at 5:30 for the community Christmas Tree Light Up with special guests the Comox Valley Military Wives Choir, Comox Valley Poet Laureate Kevin Flesher, Mayor Larry Jangula and an encore performance by the Comox Valley Children's Choir.
Head back to Duncan Ave and the CVAG Plaza for 6 pm when Hawaiian-Canadian musician Anela Kahiamoe gathers folks around the fire on the CVAG Plaza for great concert for all ages. Check out the Moonlight Market, get your face painted and find your front row viewing spot for the fiery spectacle with NOVA Fire Spun Arts at 7 pm on Duncan Ave. After the show the fun continues with roving performers, street magicians, dining and shopping features and other special events at local pubs and restaurants.
Check out these live music and magic events.
Local restaurants, pubs and cafes are in the Moonlight mood too. In between your shopping adventures you can cozy up with a delicious snack, sweet treat or a tasty drink and take in some great entertainment! Singer Songwriter Tereza Tomek plays Union Street Grotto at 7:30 pm. An encore performer at the Elevate Arts Festival, Tereza's stories and songs take listeners on a journey of discovery! Down at Zocalo's Jazz lovers can take in the Anderson Jazz Syndicate from 7 - 9 pm and enjoy some tasty tapas! The much loved Jilli Martini Band plays Billy D's 8:30 till late and kids 12 and older are welcome to attend with their parents. Over at Imperial Square, home of Gladstone Brewing, Guerrilla Pizzeria and Mudsharks Coffee Bar, Magician Greg Ladret performs at 6 pm followed by a sweet line up of local music talent right till 10 pm!
Ever been part of a Pop Up Choir? Join community choir leaders Wendy Nixon Stothert and Jenny Forslyn for a community Pop Up Choir and sing Van Morrison's Moondance with friends and family! The Pop Up Choir meets at 7:30 next to the Hub on Duncan Ave for rehearsal and then at 8:45 join them on the steps of the CVAG Plaza for their performance! This fun filled community building choral event is open to everyone!
Looking for a schedule?
Want to know what's happening when? And where? Here's a quick glance of activities!
5:00-9:00 Moonlight and Magic Live Music Events, Performers & Creatures throughout Downtown!
5:00 pm Comox Valley Children's Choir - CVAG Plaza
5:15 pm Comox Valley Military Wives Choir - 5th and England
5:30 pm TREE LIGHTING w/ Poet Laureate Kevin Flesher and Mayor Larry Jangula - 5th and England
5:40 pm Comox Vally Children's Choir - 5th and England
6:00 - 7:00 Anela Kahiamoe plays the CVAG Plaza
6:00 - 7:00 Just in Time Choir Roving Performances
7:00 NOVA Fire Spun Arts live fire and dance performance - Duncan Ave
7:30 Pop Up Choir rehearsal with Wendy Nixon Stothert and Jenny Forslyn - all welcome - Duncan Ave
8:45 Pop Up Choir Performance - CVAG Plaza
Experience the difference in Downtown Courtenay.
The hectic Christmas season feels just a little different in beautiful Downtown Courtenay. Eclectic shops and eateries offer unique gifts for everyone on your list and in between you can take time for connecting with friends and family. Take the time this holiday season to relax and catch up over sweet desserts, share a pint listening to live music, bring your kids to special family movie events at the Sid, support local artists at local craft events, explore the Museum, browse for books and celebrate our vibrant and colourful Downtown. Explore the new shops and services springing up downtown and re-discover the old fashioned feeling of shopping local!
Don't miss the Comox Valley Christmas Parade on Sunday November 21st at 2 pm
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