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S’mores & Festive Cocktails on the Winter Veranda

The best harbour views for the holidays in Victoria, BC


Victoria’s harbour is alight with Christmas splendour. The fire on the Empress Veranda is crackling. S’mores are roasting. All that’s missing is you…

This holiday season, pull up a chair on the Winter Veranda at the Empress, cozy up by the fire and enjoy a front row seat as the magic of Christmas in Victoria unfolds.

With multiple fire pits for roasting s’mores, blankets and heaters to make you feel at home, the Winter Veranda is sure to be your place of choice this holiday season. From now until December 23, the Empress Veranda is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 4:00 pm – close.

“Coming from a background of lots of snow and cold, the festive season in Canada really isn’t complete without being able to tuck up next to a fire and roast a marshmallow.  We are very excited to offer a cold winter experience to warm winter Victorians on the famed Empress Veranda.” Albert Kirby, General Manager of Q Restaurants. “Our Winter Veranda invites the young and the young at heart to roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and enjoy the outdoors in December.”

While embracing the breathtaking views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the Winter Veranda at the Empress, part of Christmas at the Empress, offers a locally authentic experience. Choose from a selection of festive goodies prepared by the Empress’ culinary team, or indulge in a specialty festive cocktail created by Q Bar’s team of skilled mixologists. Unwind from your busy week while sipping hot chocolate, taking in the calm and restful nature of the city at this time of year.

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