Join in this Tofino holiday tradition! Walk the beaches, then walk around and meet Tofino’s local merchants and entrepreneurs. Participating shops and galleries stay open late into the night on Friday, December 4 for some West Coast cheer and a chance to find treasures for your loved ones while supporting locally-owned businesses throughout the weekend.
Participating businesses include (check back as we add more to the list!):
+ Chocolate Tofino – December 4, 10am-10pm, with complimentary Hot Elixir after 5pm and customers who pre-order their Christmas chocolate, will get free chocolate! December 5, 10am-6pm
+ Common Loaf – December 4, 8am-11pm with DJ music and special food/drink 5pm-11pm. December 5 and 6, 8am-4pm
+ Driftwood Gifts – December 4, open late with sweets and warm beverages. Also a sale all weekend with 25%-60% off storewide – try your luck popping a balloon for your savings!
+ Green Soul – December 4, open until 9pm
+ House of Himwitsa – December 4, open until 9pm, offering 10% off selected items and a stand with 50% off. Anyone who has lunch or dinner on December 4 at the Sea Shanty Restaurant can claim a present at the House of Himwitsa
+ Mark Hobson Gallery – December 4, 10:30am-10pm, Mark in the gallery 6-9pm, Buy 4 art cards & get a 5th free, 10% off calendars & buy 5 get a 6th free, 20% off originals & reproductions (some exceptions apply). December 5 and 6, 10:30am-5:30pm
+ Ocean Outfitters – December 4, 9am-10pm (sale 5-10pm), December 5 and 6, 9am-5pm
+ OCN Garden Centre – December 4, 9am-5pm
+ Pacific Surf Company – December 4, open until 9pm, 10-50% off all retail and used-gear sale! December 5 and 6, 9am-5pm
+ Pharmasave Tofino – December 4, 5pm-8pm, Pick-a-pill at the till to save 5%-50% off your evening purchase, and more great deals in store and throughout the festive weekend!
+ Kuma Tofino – December 4, 5-8pm, hot drinks and treats, Jeremy Koreski will be selling and signing his new book “This is Nowhere”
+ Sacred Stone Spa – December 4, 7pm to late, with discounts on products, refreshments and 15 minute massages by donation to a local charity
+ Shelter – December 4, a seasonal brewmasters dinner to celebrate the release of Tofino Brew Company’s new Dark Lager! Stop by before Jingling and enjoy a shared platter paired specially with feature menu items.
+ Storm Surf Shop – December 4, 5-10pm, offering pure awesomeness!
+ Studio One – December 4, open until 10pm, up to 20% off all Aveda products
+ Surf Sister – December 4, 9am-9pm
+ The Boathouse Creative Studio – December 4, 6-10pm, Claire Watson Illustration and Tofino Soap Company – come and see what they are up to! 381 Main Street (behind Tuff City Radio, formerly the Tea Bar)
+ Tofino Co-op – December 4, open until 9pm, with a double scratch ticket (min 10% discount) offered 4-9 PM at all locations except Gas Bar, and Santa will be at the Food Store 3:30pm-8pm!
+ Tofino Sea Kayaking – December 4, 5-11pm, December 5, 10am-4pm
+ Tuff City Radio – December 4, 6-10pm, snacks and holiday apparal! (formerly Salty Dolls, in the turquoise building on Main Street)
+ The Wedding Place – December 4, 12-9pm, offering 10-20% off all retail items, giveaways (locally made wooden candle holders & Christmas basket), specialty drinks and Christmas baskets!
+ West Side Surf School and Tofino Paddle Surf will be joining forces at the West Side Surf Shop – December 4, open 9am-9pm or later, with apparel, paddleboard accessories, dry bags, leashes and more. December 5 and 6, 9am-5pm
+ First shuttle to town departs Cox Bay Visitor Centre at 5:00pm
+ Last shuttle from toward toward the beaches departs The Shore at 10:00pm
Catch the shuttle at the following stops:
- Cox Bay Visitor Centre
- Jamie’s Rainforest Inn
- Beaches Grocery
- Tofino Botanical Gardens
- Gas N Go
- Marina West
- 4th and Campbell Streets
- Co-op Grocery
- The Shore
The shuttle stops at each location every hour! Look for the stops, marked with big, brght candy canes!