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Oak Bay Beach Hotel makes holiday films a part of the season

Open to the public, a series of Christmas favourites will be available for viewing
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Ralphie from A Christmas Story. (Movie still)

This December, Holiday Movie Nights return to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, all part of a package that starts with a FARO pizza and ends with a movie.

“The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is known for creating these magical Christmas moments and we realized more than 10 years ago that these films were an important part of a lot of people’s Christmas,” said Anneke Avila, Marketing Manager at the hotel.

“We are screening a variety of films in our David Foster Foundation Theatre so people can gather up friends and family and see these fantastic films. It’s really a way to get into the spirit of the season.”

Guests can choose from a variety of modern or classic holiday films to attend, including Elf, A Christmas Story, A White Christmas, Home Alone, Miracle on 34 Street, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Die Hard, and It’s A Wonderful Life.

And although some may question why going out to see these films is necessary when many people could simply stream the movies at home, Avila maintains that the home option just isn’t the same.

“There’s something about tradition. Our guests are there with their loved ones and watch these films the way they were meant to be see, on a big screen in the dark as part of a community,” she said. “And they come back every year.”

The other benefit of seeing the films in this way is that the hotel donates a portion of every ticket sold to the David Foster Foundation to help the community. The spirit of giving is, after all, a big part of Christmas as well.

See the list of dates and movies playing at oakbaybeachhotel.com/events/calendar.

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