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Wondrous décor and festive lights illuminate Victoria and the Inner Harbour: the most joyful season of the year has arrived! Christmas at the Empress is a quintessentially Victoria experience.

Download the full holiday brochure (PDF) & Watch our Christmas at the Castle Video!

s'mores on the veranda

christmas on the veranda

Nov 20 – Jan 2: Enjoy hot beverages, festive treats + s’mores around the fire.

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Holiday Cocktail

Christmas COCKTAILS IN q

Nov 20 – Jan 2: Our crafty mixologists have curated a holiday bar menu of classic festive cocktails. Q Bar was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Bars

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Afternoon Tea at the Empress

FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA

Nov 20 – Jan 2: Afternoon Tea with seasonal offerings and classic desserts.

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Q at the Empress

FESTIVE LUNCH IN Q

Daily lunch featuring seasonal dishes.

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Q at the Empress Tables

Festive Dinner in Q

A symphony of seasonal flavours in a multicourse Pacific Northwest inspired holiday menu.

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CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER

Join us for a festive Christmas Eve Dinner in Q at the Empress

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Roasted Turkey

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER

Elegant five course set menu dinner befitting of Christmas Day.

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Boxing Day Brunch

BOXING DAY BRUNCH

Recharge with Q’s a la carte menu featuring delicious sweet and savoury brunch items.

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Empress Cake

HOLIDAY FESTIVE TO GO

Favourites like Sunday Roast, Turkey dinner and Afternoon Tea to go – from our kitchen to your home.

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Couple enjoying a black tie event

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER IN Q

Before your New Year’s celebrations, dine at Q at the Empress.

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Couple on a staircase

Holi-stay

Book your staycation now and save.

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Champagne bottles

NEW yEAR’S eVE TO GO

New Year’s Eve Party To Go is a stress-free way to entertain, while offering your guests all the elegant trimmings of a proper NYE party.

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give the gift of wellness

Willow Stream Spa – the perfect gift

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Bottles of Champagne

RESOLUTION BRUNCH

After ringing in the New Year, it is paramount that you treat yourself to the best brunch in town.

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Christmas Gift Basket/Hamper

Holiday HAMPERS

A gift basket filled with delectable Christmas bites and holiday treats.

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