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December 9th 2023

Embrace Tofino’s unique take on festive cheer with Tofino Resort + Marina’s Sea of Lights celebration taking place at the resort on Saturday December 9th.

Guests and locals alike are welcome to gather at the Marina from 5pm to toast the festive season and enjoy the seasonal light displays, a towering outdoor Christmas tree, festive craft market Christmas caroling, and more.

Light up the Inlet

Vessel Illuminations

Admire the glistening and twinkling of lights reflecting off the dark waters. View and vote for your favorite decorated vessel.

Have something that floats? Enter the competition and decorate your boat for a chance to win our Floating Sauna Experience.

Find the perfect gift

Festive Market

Our festive market will run from 5pm to 9pm, highlighting a selection local and island artists and vendors, and showcasing their incredible handmade and boutique goods.

Thank you to everyone that signed up to be a vendor. Market registration is now full for this year.

Kick off the Festive Season

Evening Schedule

5pm to 9pm.

  • Enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate by the fire
  • Admire twinkling boats and vote for your favorite
  • Jump on a fire truck
  • Explore the festive market

6:30pm – Join us in the courtyard for our annual tree light up.

6:45pm – Listen to the Pacific Rim Girls Choir sing some classic festive numbers.

7:15pm – Arrival of a special guest, chance to get your picture with Santa.

8:00pm – Best decorated vessel announced.

Funds raised through s’mores, hot chocolate and photos with Santa will be donated to the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department.

If you have any questions please email Matt Birnie at or call 250.726.6110.