It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Welcome to the 2023 Okanagan Christmas family activity guide! Back for another year of festive fun, this guide includes everything from light ups to Santa visits to holiday markets and more! This page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available, please check back often! You can also sign up on my home page to receive these guides straight to your inbox, or find me on instagram to stay up-t0-date on local Okanagan events and activities!
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At the bottom of this guide, you will find a section dedicated to organizations in our community that are supporting families and individuals in need this holiday season. Please consider contributing to one of these incredible programs to spread holiday joy this season!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our annual Christmas in Kelowna family activity guide is back for another year of festive fun! This year’s guide includes everything from Christmas tree farms to Christmas brunches, plays and performances, to craft fairs! This page will be updated regularly as more information regarding 2022 Christmas events and activities becomes available. If you don’t see it yet, it’s coming!
Thank you for your support of this fun and free local activity guide. Merry Christmas!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our annual Christmas in Kelowna family activity guide is back by popular demand and I cannot wait to share all the festive fun with you! This year’s guide includes everything from Christmas tree farms, to Christmas brunches, to LIVE (YES, LIVE!) plays and performances, to craft fairs! This page will be updated regularly as more information regarding 2021 Christmas events and activities becomes available. If you don’t see it yet, it’s coming! Please check back often. Thank you as always for your support of this fun and free local activity guide. Merry Christmas!
It’s time to get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Our Christmas in Kelowna family activity guide will look much different this year, but, there are still plenty of ways to get in the festive spirit, and support local businesses. This year’s guide includes everything from Christmas tree farms, to Christmas brunches, to online Craft fairs! This page will be updated regularly as more information regarding 2020 events and activities becomes available so please check back often. Merry Christmas!
It’s no secret we love holiday books– we have a collection for each holiday of the year! Our Christmas collection has grown so large that I put together a Christmas book advent calendar! Below are 24 of our favourite Christmas books that are perfect for counting down to Christmas with children. Opening one book each day makes for a very special Christmas story time all December long.
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!
One of my favourite Christmas traditions is making cinnamon buns to enjoy on Christmas morning. They are the most indulgent breakfast ever, and pair perfectly with presents and a little fancy coffee. This recipe is incredibly easy, and can be put together in five minutes (…as in at midnight after finishing your wrapping!) 😉
Festive baking is one of my favourite things to do! With two little ones, I always turn to recipes that are easy, tasty, and fun. These Christmas tree brownies are super simple, and will have people raving! I brought these to our preschool party last year and was asked for the recipe twice (confession… they aren’t homemade!). I especially love that the decorating is simple and straight forward!
Christmas Eve is a big night at our house, my family has always celebrated Ukrainian Christmas Eve with 12 traditional dishes. (And, of course our own modern spin on some of those dishes!) Its a big, loud, fun night and the tradition I remember most from my childhood. After a night of family and festivities I love tucking the girls into bed and reading them a Christmas story. It is, absolutely, without doubt, my favourite part of Christmas.
I’ve put together a Christmas Eve Box Gift Guide for the Littles- these boxes are perfect for any age, and are especially great for those hard-to-buy-for, have-everything kids. And, who doesn’t love seeing their kids in matching holiday PJs by the tree on Christmas morning? I mean is there really anything better? I love the idea of gifting these to friends and family to end off the Christmas Eve celebrations. You can package them in something like these fun Christmas Eve boxes, or pick up some simple craft paper boxes and dress them up with bows!
We are a holiday-loving family and I’m excited to share a list of local Kelowna family Christmas events and activities to enjoy! From brunch with Santa, to visiting a Christmas tree farm, or checking out some live theatre, there is so much local holiday fun to take in! I’ve categorized this generally under “types” of activities, and will continue to add to the list as details become available, so keep checking back! I hope you enjoy this holiday fun as much as we do!