Written By Holly Brooke Places / Restaurants / Victoria Dec 18, 2014 Where to Dine Out on Christmas Day: 2014 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestWith Christmas right around the corner, many of us have begun to feel that old familiar mix of excitement and, well, panic. Suddenly, so much to do and so little time! Then on top of all the planning and shopping is the great Christmas dinner — who will step forward to take on the task of cooking? Yes, the holiday season is all about family, festivities and food, though not everyone is over-the-top inspired to don the apron and station themselves in the kitchen for days on end. Maybe you’re travelling this Christmas and will be away from home, or maybe you just don’t do Christmas. But you still need to eat, right?Fortunately Victoria boasts a variety of hotels and restaurants to meet your holiday dining needs, and we’ve compiled a list of just who is open on Christmas eve and day. It can be tricky at the best of times finding the right place to eat, especially during the holidays. We’ve put together a list of options in town that will suit a variety of appetites on Christmas day.Be sure to double check each place’s website for hours, prices and times, and make sure to CALL AHEAD and reserve your table!Blue CrabThree course menu: $65.00 (2:00 PM to 8:30pm)Phone: (250) 480-1999WebsiteButchart GardensThe Dining Room: serving a 5 course Christmas dinner- $80.00The Blue Poppy: winter themed menu – varied pricesTelephone to reserve your seat: 250-652-8222WebsiteChateau Victoria – Clives Classic LoungeStandard Menu and DrinksTelephone: 250-361-5684WebsiteThe Hotel Delta – Lure Restaurant3 course dinner – $54.00 (bar seating only at this point)Telephone: 250-360-5873WebsiteFairmont EmpressChristmas Eve Dinner (Dec 23 and 24): $65.00 per adult, $32.50 per childChristmas Buffet Brunch: $45.00 per adult, $22.50 per child (Reservations 8am – 1pm)Christmas Day Buffet: $99.00 per person, $49.50 per child (Starts at 3:00pm)Full Christmas Dinner in the dining room: -$165.00 per adult, $82.50 per child (Reservations starting at 4:15 pm)Telephone: 250 389-2727WebsiteThe Marriott Hotel – Fire and Water Festive Dinner Buffet: $85.00Phone: (250) 480-3800WebsiteLaurel Point Inn – Aura Restaurant Brunch in the Terrace Ballroom: Adults $65.00 – Children 6 $32.50 – under 5 free (10:00am to 2:00pm)Telephone: (250) 414-6739WebsiteOak Bay Marina Restaurant – WAITLIST ONLYChristmas Eve: 5-7pm (regular menu and special 3 course Holiday Menu $45.00)Add your name to the waitlist: (250) 598-8555WebsiteStrathcona Hotel – Sticky Wicket PubChristmas: 2 Course dinner (prime rib or turkey) – $28.00Turkey only: – $22.00Phone: (250) 383-7137WebsiteSooke Harbour HouseChristmas: 4 course dinner – $95.00(250) 642-3421Reservations only (later seating available at this point)WebsiteSwans HotelChristmas Breakfast Buffet: $23.00 (9:00am – 1:00pm)Christmas Dinner: 3 Course menu – $45.00Phone: (250) 361-3310WebsiteHarbour Towers – Vic Steak House Christmas Eve: Four course menu- $42.00 (4:30-8:30pm)Telephone: (250) 480-6578WebsiteWestin at Bear Mountain – Bella MontagnaHoliday Luncheon: Thursday and Friday until December 19, – $29.00 per person. (11:30 – 2:00pm)Christmas Eve Seafood Buffet, Christmas Brunch & Dinner: Adults – $63.00, Children 6-12- $30.00Telephone: (250) 391-7160 Toll Free: (888) 533-2327WebsiteHAPPY HOLIDAYS! SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Holly Brooke Holly Brooke is a true B.C. gal. Having lived on the west coast most of her life, except for several years in the Kootenay's where she canoed and fished and lived in a tipi, she's very much at home outdoors and in the kitchen. ... Read More You may also like Chefs / Culture / Destinations / Elsewhere / Travel May 7, 2019 An Introduction to Letters from Lyon to EAT I have spent my career thus far with a few goals in mind: climb the brigade of each kitchen I set foot in, put in my time and become “chef”. ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... 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