South Cowichan, you can start off your holiday season with a couple of good old fashioned Christmas variety shows for the whole family.
The Mill Bay Christmas Variety Show will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mill Bay Community League Hall, next to Kerry Park Arena.
The following week, on Sunday, Dec. 11, you can enjoy the Cobble Hill Christmas Variety Show from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cobble Hill Hall.
Both events will lift your hearts with lots of holiday spirit, not to mention music, singing, and dancing, organizers promise.
Local musicians will be featured, including Taivan Caldwell, Elly Hamilton, the Killam family, Jamie Johnstone, Huckleberry Duo, Melissa Flint, Arbutus Music Club and In Harmony.
The Brenda’s Brats choir produces both shows and will be offering up choral pieces and solo performances from choir members as well. Last year the Grinch made an unexpected appearance, so organizers are urging everyone to keep their eyes open for surprises this year.
Admission is by donation to the local food bank so don’t forget to bring some non-perishable items.
Both venues feature plenty of parking space, and refreshments will be served.