Oh, the weather outside is… pretty good, actually! No need to hibernate indoors. It’s time to get out and explore all the Christmas events in Kelowna that will have you feeling the holiday spirit! Wondering what activities should take up your time? We’ve got you covered.
Downtown Kelowna Light Up!
December 3rd, 11:00am to 5:00pm
If you thought our downtown core was already awesome, wait till you see it on December 3rd. The Downtown Kelowna Light Up! is bringing all the holiday magic you never knew you needed directly to our town centre. Bring the whole family to the Light Up! for music, entertainment, skating, and the Christmas lighting of the traditional tree at Stuart Park. When it starts feeling a little chilly, head in to one of the many local downtown businesses who offer great shopping and dining experiences. You never know what gift ideas you’ll find and what fabulous meals you’ll eat when you explore the local businesses in Central Okanagan. Oh, and we’ll let you in on a little secret. A man named “Santa” is known to make an appearance. Have you heard of him?
Pictures with Santa
Cedar Creek Winery, December 3rd 12:00PM to 3:00PM
Who said our most prestigious local wineries were strictly meant for sipping? Santa and Mrs. Claus may just love vino too because they’re setting up the workshop at Cedar Creek Winery! Parents, bringing your kids is encouraged for this event. The children will love exploring Santa’s workshop, drinking hot chocolate, and enjoying other fun Christmas activities! Don’t forget your camera! And parents, there’s a special treat for you too: mulled wine. Yum!
Donations go towards the Salvation Army. Gift cards, cash donations, and non-perishable food items are appreciated.
The Nutcracker, Presented by the Canadian School of Ballet
Kelowna Community Theatre, December 9th to December 11th
The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, a great battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Candy Canes coming to life? Ahh, the familiar visuals of one of the seasons’ most beloved plays, the Nutcracker, playing at Kelowna Community Theatre! Whether the Nutcracker is a family tradition or it’s your first time, you can’t miss the beautiful music and the compelling dances that will bring out the Christmas magic in your heart.
Information on how to buy tickets available here.
Duelling Pianos Holiday Party
Holiday Inn, West Kelowna, December 15th
Feeling the holiday stress? Loosen up during an exciting and lively evening at the Duelling Pianos Holiday Party at the Holiday Inn! The Duelling Pianos are coming to Kelowna live from Vegas complete with a champagne reception and a festive prime rib and seafood dinner. It’ll be a night to remember! For one of a kind entertainment, get more details here.
Kelowna’s Largest Office Christmas Party
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, December 16th to 5:30PM to 12:00AM
After what feels like a long year of working, one of the most therapeutic parts of the holidays is celebrating all your accomplishments during an epic office Christmas party. Delta Grand Okanagan Resort totally gets it, which is why they’re holding their annual “Kelowna’s Largest Office Christmas Party”. If you have a small business, Christmas parties should definitely be considered a priority for all that hard work. Event includes a cocktail reception with Santa, a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings, dancing and much more. Information available on the event’s Facebook page.
Kelowna Christmas events are popping up everywhere, so no matter what type of festive activity you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here in the Okanagan Valley. The holidays are a great reminder as to why we love our city so much. It’s a time when neighbours, family and friends come together to really celebrate our healthy community culture. We’d appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you our favorite parts of the Valley and why you’ll surely enjoy living here as much as we do. Get in touch today.