Experience the joy of giving when you visit the Festival of Trees in Tally-Ho’s beautiful sleigh!
2 Hours – $245 per sleigh
Includes a $20 donation to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!
Saturdays and Sundays only from December 4, 2021 to January 2, 2022
The Festival of Trees is a cherished community tradition in Victoria, serving our community for 30 years. Once again, the halls of the Bay Centre will be transformed into a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, all thanks to sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals.
At Tally-Ho Carriage Tours we are passionate about bringing the magic of the horse to children of all ages. Watching a child’s eyes light up at the beauty and magnitude of our amazing draft horses is heartwarming to the core. We hope that all children have an opportunity to experience this, and all that life has to offer; but sadly, for some children and their families, illness prevails. BC Children’s is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children.
The Festival of Trees is a key fundraiser for BC Children’s, and we are proud to once again participate in this event! Our horse-themed tree, complete with photos of our herd and a stunning 3 ft Clydesdale wood-carving by master carver, Ryan Cook), will once again be displayed at the Bay Centre. (Psssttt… the Tally-Ho tree won the coveted Kids Choice award [and associated bragging rights] in 2019!)
Begin your adventure at our harborside location in Victoria, BC where you will meet your magnificent sleigh horse and coachman/(woman). Your sleigh will be decorated for the holidays with garlands and soft lights, and your favorite holiday music will be playing softly in the background.
Travel a short distance to the Bay Centre, where the Festival of Trees is being held. Spend a full hour awing over the beautifully decorated trees. While this event is all about the kids, it also may have a little bit of competition for best-tree bragging rights for the local businesses and private supporters, who allow their creativity to swell and hone their decorating skills to create jaw-dropping holiday art!
While we LOVE getting to decorate our tree and showcase the amazing wood-carving, this tour is about raising funds to help kids and their families! Included in your tour, Tally-Ho will make a $20 donation to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. However, while visiting the Festival of Trees, guests are encouraged to also vote for your favorite tree (cost $5 per vote), again, with all proceeds going towards mental health programs at BC Children’s Hospital.
If you like our tree, or just want to help us raise funds, please consider donating trough the Tally-Ho fundraising page!
Your horse-drawn sleigh will return to the Bay Centre to pick you up and whisk you away for a 45-50 minute tour around Victoria’s Inner Harbor and surrounding area. Sing your favorite holiday carols as you meander through the pedestrian-only zone of Old Towne Government Street and enjoy the sparkling holiday lights on the boats, Empress Hotel and Legislative buildings!