Give the gift of tickets this holiday season

Do you have folks on your Christmas list who love the Valley’s big festivals and shows? Tickets to upcoming events make great presents.

Do you have folks on your Christmas list who love the Valley’s big festivals and shows? Tickets to upcoming events make great presents.

At the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, they’ve got some shows on the go to make this Christmas merry and bright, so why not take someone out to celebrate?

Jon and Roy’s Holiday Special, on Dec. 11, a long-standing Island tradition, features some of the West Coast’s best musicians.

The December season on the big stage winds up with A Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas — a Legends of Rock’n’Roll show featuring tributes to Buddy Holly and The Beatles on Dec. 19.

In January, don’t forget that the Cowichan Musical Society is taking over the theatre for its musical, Oliver. Go online to cowichanpac.ca or call the Cowichan Ticket Centre to book these shows.

And, when it comes to wishing someone a Happy New Year, what better way than with some super festival tickets?

Sunfest Country Music Festival is gearing up for a great 2017 from Aug. 3-6 at Laketown Ranch and your friends or family could be part of it. Check sunfestconcerts.com for the latest ticket deals and for up-close-and-personal fans, don’t miss out on early bird reduced rates for stage pit passes, on sale now until Jan 15.

Legends Valley Music Festival is back for a second year at Laketown Ranch from Aug. 23-28. The combination of great tunes and a cannabis expo was such a success in its first year that they’re expanding to five days. Check https://legendsvalleymusicfestival.com/tickets/ for late season summer fun at Lake Cowichan.

The Cowichan Folk Guild proudly presents the Islands Folk Festival, July 21-23, at Providence Farm, featuring acts from near and far in a family-friendly atmosphere.

You can save 36 per cent off the gate price if you purchase a weekend pass before Dec. 23 by going to http://www.islandsfolkfestival.ca.

The Chemainus Theatre Festival has also announced its 2017 season, and, with shows ranging from Pride and Prejudice to Rock Legends: The Sequel to Twist & Shout, there’s a lot of reasons to consider treating your friends to theatre tickets for Christmas. Go to chemainustheatre.ca or call 1-877-565-7738 and give someone the gift of live theatre.