2019 Okanagan Christmas Family Activity Guide

Christmas activity guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Who’s ready to take in all the Christmas fun?! Y’all know we love holidays, and the lead up to Christmas is truly one of my favourite times of the year. Below you’ll find tons of fun winter family events, from town light-ups, to Santa visits, to holiday market shopping. Wishing you all a magical, merry, holiday season! PS- Don’t forget to enter at the bottom of this page to win an advent calendar!

Kelowna Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farms

Kick off the holiday season by decorating your Christmas tree! And, if you’re extra festive, head to a local tree farm to get your Christmas tree. Grumpy’s Tree Farm is by far the most recommended tree farm in Kelowna. You can help saw down your own tree, and enjoy a campfire with hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies with your family. It doesn’t get more magical than that! Grumpy’s Tree Farm is located off June Springs Rd. Make sure you check the opening times and dates for each of the tree farms; contact them at the info below.

Christmas Light-Ups

Christmas Light up


Mission Hill Winery Festival of Trees
When: Friday November 22 – Friday January 4, 10 am – 6 pm daily (November 22 open house featuring live music and events)
What: Mission Hill’s beautiful estate will be transformed into a dazzling forest of brilliantly decorated trees that evoke the colours, fragrances, and wonder-inducing spirit of the season. Local residents, and visitors, who view the display are invited to vote for their favourite tree in the form of a donation to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Where: Mission Hill Estate Winery, 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna,

Summerland Festival of Lights
When: November 29, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Highlights: 5:00 pm (Santa Parade); 7:00 pm (Light up & Fireworks)
What: This is well worth the drive from Kelowna! Enjoy children’s crafts and activities, live music, food vendors, shopping, a Santa parade and end the night with an amazing fireworks display. This is one of my family’s favourite holiday events!
Where: Downtown Summerland

Silver Star Mountain Christmas Light Up 
When: November 29, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
What: A fun filled night of activities, including local crafts and talents, hot food and drinks, sleigh rides, fire dancers, fireworks, Santa Claus and more. All in the heart of our mountain village. This is one fun-filled night you’ll definitely not want to miss out on! New this year: $10 sightseeing rides ($30 for 4) on the gondola! There’s nothing quite like seeing the village lights from the top of the mountain inside a cozy gondola cabin. The gondola will be running from 5 pm to 7:30 pm with last cabin loading at 7:20 pm.
Where: Silver Star Mountain Resort, 123 Shortt Street, Vernon

Light up Big White 
When: November 30, 6:00 pm
What: The evening kicks off at 6:00pm with a laser show that dances through the Village like the northern lights. Make sure you are in the perfect position outside by 6:30 pm to experience the magic of thousands of LED Lights all coming to life at once. Big White skies will then be lit up by a spectacular firework display.
Where: Big White Ski Resort

Downtown Kelowna Light-up 
When: December 1, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
What: A full day of family friendly activities around Kelowna’s downtown! Arts and crafts, live entertainment, holiday movies, and more!On Water Street indulge in some festive sweets and treats, munch on some delicious street food, or sip your hot chocolate by a cozy fire. At Stuart Park you will find live entertainment, activities for all ages, skating, food, and don’t forget – Santa! The evening will end with lighting up the giant tree downtown.
Where: Downtown Kelowna

Uptown Rutland Light-up 
When: December 8, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What: Crafting, caroling,face painting, Santa, hot chocolate, cookies, and so much more! Official Light up is scheduled for 5pm at Roxby Square.
Where: Roxby Plaza, 2350 Hwy 33 West

Winter Magic at Gellatly Nut Farm
When: December 21 & 22, 4 pm – 7 pm
What: Celebrate the wonder of winter and enjoy lights in the nut orchard at Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. Winter Magic returns for a second year featuring a beautiful light display, tours, hot cocoa and carolers! Festivities on December 21 and 22 include carolers, hot chocolate (bring your own mug), and tours of the Farm House by Gellatly Nut Farm Society volunteers. Or, take a self-guided tour of the lights from December 18 to 20.
Where: Gellatly Nut Farm, 2375 Whitworth Road, West Kelowna, BC

Big White Christmas Eve Festival 
When: December 24, 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
What: Santa & the Grinch, photo booths, hot chocolate & treats, ornament decorating, live music, and more! End the night with the annual Christmas Eve fireworks display at 6:30 pm
Where: Big White Ski Resort

Christmas Light Tours & Displays

Christmas Light Up

Candy Cane Lane is a popular place for a holiday light tour. Many houses on this road decorate for Christmas and you can drive or walk the street. If it’s snowing out we like pulling the kids in a sleigh! Parking  is generally easy, and don’t forget to take your donation to the Kelowna Food Bank (drop bin is located on the corner).

Kelowna Light Displays:

  • Castanet Parade of Lights for listings of light displays
  • More coming soon!

Skating & Winter Activities

Outdoor Skating in Kelowna

Is there anything more Canadian than skating outdoors? The outdoor skating rink at at Stuart Park is not to be missed. Buy some hot chocolate from one of the on-site vendors and warm up around the fire after your skate. Skate and helmet rentals are available on-site.

Kelowna Skating:

More Winter Activities:

Big White Tube With Santa 
December 13, 5 – 7:00 pm. 5:00pm
Happy Valley Adventure Park, Big White Ski Resort

Christmas Plays & Performances

Christmas Plays

The Snow Dragon
When: November 21- December 1, evening and matinee (on weekends) show times available
What: An all ages show! Adults $25; seniors & students $20; child (12 and under) $12
Where: Mary Irwin TheatreRotary Centre for the Arts421 Cawston Ave Kelowna

Rocky Mountain High Christmas 
When: November 28, 29 & 30, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
What: An amazing music celebration of John Denver’s best-known and timeless hits, as well as some of your favourite JD Christmas songs. The performances feature the OSO, Rick and Steve Worrall, the RMH band, soprano Melina Schein, tenor Justin Moore, a youth choir under the direction of Gwen Plitt, and much more. A portion of every ticket sold will go to help raise funds for two amazing organizations: the Boys and Girls Club of the Okanagan, and the Central Okanagan Food Bank.
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1325 Water Street, Kelowna

Christmas Dreams: A Cantata by Joseph Martin & Heather Sorenson
When: November 30, 7 pm
What: Join the Kelowna Community Chorus, and special guests Three to the Bar, for Christmas Dreams: A Cantata by Joseph Martin and Heather Sorenson as performed by our choir at Carnegie Hall.
Where: First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

A Christmas Choral Fundraiser
When: November 30, 6:30 pm
What: White Sails A Cappella Chorus presents, A Christmas Choral(with apologies to Charles Dickens). A new twist on the Christmas classic. Join White Sails A Cappella Chorus for an evening of fantastic barbershop harmonies, light refreshments and silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction and 50/50 draw will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Where: Rutland Centennial Hall, 215 Shepherd Road, Kelowna

Living Nativity
When: December 6-8, daily show times range from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. This is a free family event!
What: Enjoy a musical drama suitable for all ages, called “One King and a Baby”. Then, take a walk through some amazing Christmas scenes from the 70’s while enjoying hot drinks and cookies. The kids will love the Christmas light show out in the parking lot as you leave.
Where: Willow Park Church@33, 439 Hwy 33, Kelowna

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory 
When: December 6 – 19, evening and matinee (on weekends) show times
What: An all ages show! Tickets: Adults $25; children $15
Where: Mary Irwin TheatreRotary Centre for the Arts421 Cawston Ave Kelowna

An Okanagan Christmas
When: December 7, 7:30 pm
What: Join the Okanagan Festival Singers and the Okanagan Children’s Choir as they present a delightful family friendly evening of well-loved Christmas favourites, featuring Jon Washburn’s ‘A Dylan Thomas Christmas’. Both choirs join forces to bring to life a reading of Thomas’ ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ with familiar yuletide songs.
Where: Willowstone Academy, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Ring the Bells featuring Kelowna Community Gospel Choir
When: December 12, 7 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Salvation Army Kelowna, 1480 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna
What: Come and enjoy songs of the season with ‘Ring the Bells’ featuring the Kelowna Community Gospel Choir. Entrance is by donation supporting the Salvation Army Food and Toy program.

Phoenix Rising Singers Present Dixens’ Christmas Carol Project
When: December 13 & 14
What: Dickens’ Christmas Carol Project promises to be a great addition to your holiday season’s activities. It offers entertainment suitable for the whole family. Enjoy a dramatic reading by local actors. This classic literary work will be made more special by the addition of traditional and new choral pieces performed by Phoenix Rising Singers. The evening performances will have refreshments available prior to the start of the show. Performance goers are encouraged to dress as Victorian characters!
Where: Kelowna Downtown Library, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Canadian School of Ballet presents the Nutcracker
When: December 13, 14, 15
What: Kelowna’s original The Nutcracker is back for the 30th year! Experience the magic and wonder of the holiday season with the beloved classic, The Nutcracker. Presented by The Canadian School of Ballet, and featuring Ballet Kelowna’s company of dancers, this magical adventure will captivate audiences of all ages transporting them on an unforgettable journey with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water St., Kelowna

Johnny Reid My Kind of Christmas 
When: December 13, 7 pm – 8 pm
Where: South Okanagan Events Centre, 853 Eckhardt Avenue West, Penticton

A Christmas Carol
When: December 14, 2 pm
What: Penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge is well-known across Victorian London for being far more interested in making money than friends. Above all else, he hates Christmas time and its spirit of giving. But on one particular Christmas Eve, several spirits give Ebenezer the surprise of his life, as they whisk him off on a magical journey through past, present and future, to show him the true meaning of the season.
Where: Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

Frosty the Snowman
When: December 16, 7:30 pm
What: You celebrate every year by watching the animated special that’s been on every holiday season since 1969 now experience the play! The special story follows a group of school children who build a snowman called Frosty and place a magic hat on his head, which makes him come to life with enchanted power.
Where: Kelowna Actors Studio, 1379 Ellis Street

Christmas Concert by the Kelowna City Band
When: December 19, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
What: Get in the Christmas spirit with a free concert by the Kelowna City Concert Band. The program comprises festive music and carols, and includes an arrangement of The Night Before Christmas. Admission is free and donations to the food bank are gratefully accepted.
Where: First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Hear the Music Night- Christmas Kelowna 
When: December 22, 7 pm
What: A night of magical Christmas songs and special guests featring Juno nominee and Christian recording artist Jon Buller and band who will lead a night of favorite carols and worship songs sure to inspire you, especially if love to sing along, or simply enjoy the sounds and spirit of Christmas. It’s a faith-based environment that is exciting, inspiring and inclusive. $25/person; $20/per person group rate (4+)
Where: Mary Irwin TheatreRotary Centre for the Arts421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna

The Winter Sleigh Ride Show The Nutcracker
When: December 10-11: 5 & 7 PM, December 12-January 4: 4, 6 & 8 PM (Run time approx 60 minutes) Visit the website for ticket pricing info as it varies per sleigh and show time.
What: Crackling fires, hot chocolate, magnificent horses, and the magic and mystery of the Theatre. This winter, get ready for a spectacular retelling of Tchaikovsky’s Holiday Classic: The Nutcracker. The Winter Sleigh Ride Show is a professionally produced theatre production staged in up to five locations, outdoors. The audience is transported from scene to scene by horse-drawn sleigh (or wagon, depending on the snow).
Where: Caravan Farm Theatre, 4886 Salmon River Road, Armstrong BC

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
When: December 4 – 22, show at 1 pm and 7:30 pm
What: “Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.  Ticket pricing from $52 & up- see website for details.
Where: Kelowna Actors Studio, 1379 Ellis St, Kelowna

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy
When: December 22, 7:30 pm
What: Off-Broadway Comedians and 3-time IMPRESARIO Award-Winners (London) James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy classic O Christmas Tea — an astonishing show that delights thousands of hearts every holiday season.
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water St., Kelowna

Christmas Trains

Christmas Train

The Summerland Christmas Express Train
When: December 12-23rd, departures at 4:30 & 6:30 pm.
What: See the lights along the rail line, sing carols with Santa and Mrs. Clause, look at beautiful decorations, and enjoy some cookies and candy canes too!
Where: 18404 Bathville Road, Summerland

CP Holiday Train
When: December 14, starting at 5:10 pm (in Sicamous)
What: Although a bit of a drive from Kelowna, catch the decorated CP Holiday Train featuring live entertainment from Terri Clark.
Where: Closest stops are in Sicamous and Salmon Arm, check the website for details!

Spirit of Christmas Train 
When: December 6-21, 4:00 pm
What: A whimsical 1 hour through Kamloops aboard a beautiful heritage train with lights and decorations. Refreshments included.
Where: Pioneer Park, Kamloops

Sleigh Rides

Sleigh Rides

Big White Sleigh Rides
When: See website for dates and times
What: Take a step back in time with a ride on an old fashioned horse drawn sleigh in the winter wonderland of Big White. Cozy up under a blanket and enjoy hot chocolate while gliding through snow covered forest trails during your sleigh ride, a fantastic experience with the horses. This is the perfect family activity as all ages are welcome.
Where: Big White Ski Resort

Silver Star Sleigh Rides
When: December 1 onward. Check website for dates & times.
What: This spectacular 45-minute tour meanders through Silver Star’s pristine wilderness trails to the Wild Horseman’s Cabin. Enjoy the magic with either the Hot Chocolate Ride or the Wild Horseman Dinner Tour. If you are looking for a magical experience at SilverStar, this is it.
Where: Silver Star Mountain Resort

Santa Brunches

Santa Brunch

Predator Ridge Sunday Brunch with Santa
When: December 1, 8 & 15, 9 am – 2pm
What: Gourmet buffet style brunch, photos with Santa & Mrs. Clause and colouring and toys for the kids to play while they wait to meet Santa. Adults $42; Seniors $37; Children (5-12) $22; Children (5 and under) $9.00.

El Dorado Santa Brunch
When: December 7, 14, 21
What: Hot buffet items & pasteries galore! Also enjoy a visit with Santa.

Kelowna Yacht Club Santa Brunch
When: December 8 & 15, 10 am – 2pm
What: Holiday brunch buffet, kids cookie decorating & Santa photos.
Adults $38 Children (6-12) $15.95; 5 & under (free)

Toonie and Toy Santa Pancake Breakfast
When: December 14, 830 am-10:30 am
What: Details coming soon!
Okanagan Mission Hall

Christmas Markets & Festivals

Holiday Market Shopping

November Markets

Manteo Resort Holiday Market 
November 9 & 10, 10 am – 4 pm
Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Road

Wine Not Sip & Shop
November 14, 4 pm – 8 pm
Kelowna Golf and Country Club, 1297 Glenmore Drive, Kelowna

Christmas Artisan Gift Shop
November 15 & 16, 4 pm
East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Road

West Kelowna Christmas Fair
November 15, 16, & 17
2466 Main St, West Kelowna

Sugar Plum Fair
November 16 &17, 11 am – 4 pm
Quail’s Gate Winery, 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

Connect Christmas Fair
November 17, 10 am – 4 pm
Parkinson Rec Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Sip & Shop 
November 20, 5 pm – 9 pm
Oyama Community Club, 15710 Oyama Road

South Rutland Elementary Pictures with Santa & Craft Fair
November 21, 6 pm – 8 pm
200 Mallach Road, Kelowna

Christmas Bazaar hosted by the Hospital Auxillary
November 22, 9 am – 1 pm
Royal Lobby of Kelowna General Hospital – 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna

George Pringle Elementary Craft Show
November 22, 1 pm – 7:30 pm
3770 Elliott Rd, West Kelowna

Kettle Valley Winter Market
November 23, 10 am – 4pm
Chute Lake Elementary, 5240 Lark Street, Kelowna

Immaculata Christmas Craft Fair 
November 23, 10 am – 3 pm
14963 K.L.O Road, Kelowna

Quigley Winter Craft Fair
November 23, 10 am – 3 pm
705 Kitch Road, Kelowna

11th Annual Christmas Extravaganza 
November 23, 9 am – 3 pm
Rutland Centennial Hall, 215 Shepherd Rd, Kelowna

Annual Christmas Bazaar
November 23, 10 am – 2 pm
Mountainview Church, 271 Snowsell St. N., Kelowna

Homegrown Holiday
November 23, 10 am – 3 pm
Kelowna Innovation Centre, 1405 Saint Paul Street, Kelowna

Sandhill Wines Holiday Market 
November 23 & 24, 10 am – 4 pm
1125 Richter St, Kelowna

Winter Wineland 
November 23 & 24, 12 pm – 5 pm
The View Winery & Wards Cidery

Christmas at the Red Barn
November 23 & 24, 10 am – 3 pm
Okanagan Mission Community Hall, 4401 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Earth to Table Vegan Market 
November 24, 10 am – 3 pm
The Laurel Packing House, 1304 Ellis Street

Christmas in the Country
November 24, 10 am – 3 pm
East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Road

Christmas Faire
November 24,
Lakeside School Kelowna, 429 Collett Road

A Heartfelt Christmas Market 
November 24, 10 am – 3pm
1696 Cary Road, Kelowna

Christmas Craft Fair
November 27, 10 am – 2 pm
Missionwood Retirement Residence

Ellison Elementary PAC Christmas Market
November 28, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2400 Fulton Road, Vernon

Elison Elementary School 
November 30, 10 am – 3pm
3735 Parkdale Road, Kelowna

Touch of Christmas Crafters and Vendors Fair 2018 
November 30, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
New Life Centre, 2041 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

St Joseph’s 3rd Annual Christmas Market 
November 30, 10 am – 3 pm
St. Joseph’s Elementary School, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna

Christmas in the Country 
November 30, 11 am – 4 pm
Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm, 4380 Takla Road, Kelowna

Grizzli Winery Holiday Market 
November 30 & December 1, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm/ 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2550 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna

Arrowleaf Cellars Holiday Market 
November 30, December 1 10 am -4pm
1574 Camp Rd, Lake Country

Dogwood Nursery’s Adventsmarkt 
November 30, December 1, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
3417A Paynter Road, West Kelowna

December Markets

Winter Street Market
December 1, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Live music, food vendors, shopping, bonfire, ice skating and Santa!
1430Water Street, Kelowna

Last Chance Christmas Craft Sale
December 1, 10 am
Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country

Kelowna Christian School Christmas Fair
December 6, 10 am – 4pm
Kelowna Christian School, 3285 Gordon Drive

Homegrown Holiday (Night Market)
December 6, 7 pm – 11 pm
Kelowna Innovation Centre

Christmas Craft Fair
December 7, 10 am – 3 pm
Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre, 2376 Dobbin Road, West Kelowna

Craft Culture Holiday Market 
December 7 & 8, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm/ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Prospera Place, Kelowna

Artisans Christmas at the Rotary Centre
December 7 & 8, 10 am – 4 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna

Okanagan Christmas Fest
December 12, 13 &  14
Kanata Hotel & Conference Centre, 2429 Hwy 97
Browse the outdoor Christmas market, enjoy tunes of the season, sip and savour hot beverages and holiday treats! Also tour the indoor Christmas tree walk in support of the food bank.

Christmas Sale at House of Rose 
December 14, 12 pm – 5 pm
House of Rose Winery, 2270 Garner Rd, Kelowna
Chocolate, mulled wine, and specials!

Homegrown Holiday Market
December 14, 11 am – 4 pm
Canoe Cofffe Roasters,  North End Courtyard, 984 Laurel Avenue, Kelowna

Winter Warm-Up and Market
December 14, 10 am – 3 pm
Kelowna Visitor Centre, 238 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna

Kelowna Etsy Collective Market
December 15, 10 am – 5 pm
Sandhill Wines, 1125 Richter Street

Winter Moon Makers Market
December 15, 10 am – 4 pm
Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna

Big White Christmas Craft Market
December 15, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Big White Ski Resort, 5315 Big White Road, Kelowna

A Kewl Christmas Market
December 15, 10 am – 4 pm
Okanagan Mission Community Hall, 409 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Classes & Misc. Activities & Events

For Kids & Families

QB “Christmas Cookie Decorating for Kids”
When: December 7, 10 – 11:45 am
What: A fun and festive cookie decorating event for kids ages 8-13. The workshop will be led by Gelato Master, Victor and his team of elves. All supplies will be provided. Kids will cut, bake, sample, and decorate cookies.
Where: QB GELATO, 1884 Dayton Street, Kelowna

Okanagan Regional Library Visit with Santa 
When: December 11, 6 pm – 8 pm
What: Come and have a visit with Santa! Sit on his knee and tell him what you would like for Christmas, take some photos and enjoy the Christmas cheer!
Where: Westbank ORL Branch, #31 – 2484 Main Street (Hwy 97 S Westridge Mall, West Kelowna

Christmas Puppet Show at the Library 
When: December 12, 13, 14,  11- 11:30 am
What: A festive and heartwarming puppet show! Based on the story The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas by Marie Tibi. Recommended for children 3-6 Years. We welcome the whole family to join the fun! Free tickets are required and are available starting November 21 at the Children’s Information Desk. Please bring a donation to the foodbank.
Where: Downtown ORL Branch, 1380 Ellis St, Kelowna

Kids Christmas Party
When: December 14, 1 pm
What: This is an open event for everyone to come and have some fun and check out some classes for free!
Where: Pacific Top Team Martial Arts, Unit #100-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

Christmas Pony Rides
When: December 15 & 22
What: Join us for a Christmas pony/horse ride. Pony rides are $15 for a 10-minute led ride.
Where: Kyra Londos Training Stables, 6320 Postill Lake Rd, Kelowna

For Adults

Gnome for the Holidays 
When: November 24, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What: Join Veronica Hudj in the Barrel Room for an evening of wine and gnomes! Ticket includes two glasses of wine and all materials.
Where: Intrigue Wines, 2291 Goldie Road, Lake Country

Watercolour Workshop- Christmas Spirit 
When: December 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What: Get in the holiday spirit by painting a Christmas painting in watercolour. Professional artist Janice Keirstead will guide you step by step through many different images while teaching you watercolour techniques. Includes all materials and a coloured mat so you can frame your masterpieces and a glass of your favorite VV wine!
Where: The Vibrant Vine, 3240 Pooley Rd, Kelowna, BC 

Sip and Paint Alcohol Ink Christmas Ornaments
When: December 14, 1 – 4 pm
What: A 3-hour workshop where you will make three Alcohol Ink Glass Christmas Ornaments to take home.
Where: Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, 2845 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

For Pets

7th Annual Pet Pictures with Santa 
When: November 23, 10 am – 2 pm
What: Get your pets photo taken with Santa!
Where: Bark N Fly Dog Daycare and Boarding

Pet Photos with the Grinch 
When: December 13 & 14, 10 am – 3 pm
What: Fundraiser for the Okanagan Humane Society
Where: Social Pets, 2696 Pandosy Street, Kelowna

Give and ShareHoliday Giving

Last, but certainly not least, there are many organizations looking for contributions to help families and individuals during the holiday season. Here are a few ideas:

From our family to yours, happy holidays! xo

A friendly reminder:

*Is there something missing from this list? Please contact me and I’ll be happy to add it! The more the merrier!
**Please note this blog is a compilation of local events & activities. We love to celebrate the holidays and we love sharing a guide for our hometown. This post is not sponsored by any of the listed events or companies, nor are we responsible for any of the events or activities listed here. If you love holidays as much as me, be sure to check out my other Christmas posts, I write about everything from children’s holiday books to gift guides!  Thank you for stopping by. xo


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  1. Hello I have an event the Santa sleigh bus there is an event for it on Facebook it’s great for kids and does the Christmas hampers for the Salvation Army

  2. Hello I have an event the Santa sleigh bus there is an event for it on Facebook it’s great for kids and does the Christmas hampers for the Salvation Army, also great list thank you!

  3. I love the holiday light up that happens downtown!! Great way to get into the holiday spirit. Also, our family enjoys skating on the downtown rink on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

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