The Tour of Lights Contest runs until December 23. Tour Downtown Sidney and vote for your favourite holiday window display. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and take in the holiday magic. Cast your vote at

Horse & Carriage Tours until December 22 from noon to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a traditional carriage ride for $40 through downtown Sidney. Up to 6 people per carriage, reservations are recommended to secure your spot at 250-880-0456.

Carol Singers on the Avenue Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm until December 22. Sing along with the wandering holiday carollers as they spread holiday joy throughout Sidney.

The Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade & Sail Past, presented by Peninsula Celebrations Society, is on December 1 from 5-6pm. The parade begins on Resthaven Drive and turns onto Beacon Avenue. Afterwards, stroll to the Sidney waterfront around Beacon Park to see the Lighted Boat Parade.

The Winspear Festival of Trees runs until January 5 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Take in the display of creatively decorated trees and bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Peninsula Santa’s Helpers toy drive or an item for the Sidney Lions Food Bank and give back to the local community this holiday season. Be sure to vote for your favourite tree.

Sidney Museum’s Toys ‘N’ Teddies Exhibit runs from December 1 to 31 at the Sidney Museum. With a focus on toys from the 1970s to 1990s the Exhibit should prove a “walk down memory lane’ for adults, and a visual time machine for children to enter their parents’ world of toys. As a special treat, there will be Teddy Bears at play throughout the Museum displays.