Tofino’s Sea of Lights: Saturday December 4th, 2021

Tree Illuminations, Festive Boat Parade and Gifts Galore at Tofino Resort + Marina

Embrace Tofino’s unique take on festive cheer, whether in person or virtually from the comfort of home, with Tofino Resort + Marina’s Sea of Lights celebration taking place on the resort and live-streamed on Saturday December 4th. 

Festivities start from 4pm with s’mores and hot chocolate by donation around the fire pit (thanks to the Tofino Fire Department) and at 5.30pm, a Christmas Market will open in the Upper Hatch with gifting ideas from Central Westcoast Forest Society, Agnes Wolfe, The Hobbyist and more. At 6.30pm, those at home are invited to join in virtually via Facebook LiveInstagram Live or YouTube as Tofino Resort + Marina illuminates a 12 ft tall, towering outdoor Christmas tree with over 1,000 twinkling lights, to caroling by the Tofino Children’s Choir. 

After that, the attention shifts to the water where a glittering Sea of Lights boat parade will glide past the resort’s Marina from 6.45pm to 7.15pm. For those interested to participate in the floating light up, Sea of Lights registration is available until December 1st. The most decorated boat will receive a gift certificate to 1909 Kitchen

“We are proud that our Sea of Lights and tree light-up has become a community holiday tradition and a wonderful way to mark the start of the holidays,” says Christopher Fehr, General Manager of Tofino Resort + Marina. “We are excited to welcome both guests and locals to celebrate the start of the festive season.”

Whether planning a trip to Tofino or looking to stay local this festive season, Tofino Resort + Marina’s expanded retail options offer a range of thoughtful gifts for loved ones, available to purchase online or in person at the resorts. Brand new cookbook Island Eats: Signature Chefs’ Recipes From Vancouver Island And The Salish Sea, features recipes from 1909 Kitchen along with a wealth of culinary inspiration for the year ahead; high-quality Anián Modern Melton Wool Shirts and toques are the perfect gift for outdoor lovers; and Islander Reels will delight any fishing enthusiast. Give the gift of adventure and escape to nature with a customized gift card to a range of Tofino Resort + Marina’s unique experiences. 

For those looking to give back, Tofino Resort + Marina’s Fish for the Future Fund welcomes donations either online or on resort: for every Tofino Brewing Co. Blonde Ale that’s ordered at The Hatch Waterfront pub, $1 goes directly to supporting healthy fish stocks in the Clayoquot Sound.

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About Tofino Resort + Marina
Adventure seekers coming to battle the waves, foodies drawn to the unique tastes of Tofino’s incredible culinary scene and ocean lovers looking for a hip home base – Tofino Resort + Marina is the perfect place to experience the spirit of the wild, west coast. Inspired by adventure, Tofino Resort + Marina is the only full-service resort situated on the inlet, and is just a short stroll from Tofino’s artisan boutiques, surf shops and Pacific flavours of this ruggedly refined ocean-side community. Experience the on-site Marine Adventure Centre, offering ocean excursions that take travellers beyond the end of the road. Indulge at signature restaurant 1909 Kitchen showcasing ingredients sourced and foraged from Tofino’s ocean, shoreline and forests, and enjoy West Coast rustic design and enticing food and drinks at The Hatch Waterfront Pub. Home to Tofino’s largest private marina with 58 slips and space to moor vessels of up to 130 feet, plus Tofino’s only waterfront fitness centre, Tuff Fit.