Getting into the holiday spirit in the Okanagan.

With Christmas just around the corner; the malls are bustling with shoppers and Christmas decorations are going up everywhere. If you need a little jump start to get you into the holiday spirit here are some great events 🙂

From kids and family fun to theatre events or taking advantage of our Kelowna wine heritage check out the events happening in and around Kelowna this season.


November 21st to December 1st – Theatre Kelowna Presents Cinderella and the Silver Twig:

“Theatre Kelowna Society’s ‘Cinderella and the Silver Twig’ kicks off the Festive Season with a Traditional Pantomime. Cinderella is still trying to get to the Royal Ball. It seems she is destined to miss the dance once again due to her never-ending list of chores. If only she could meet her prince, fall in love and live happily ever after. She may stand a chance of this ‘dream’ if only a kind, slightly confused Twig peddler can make wishes come true.”

December 4th to December 22nd- Shrek the musical:

“Join Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey, as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the must see musical comedy – SHREK THE MUSICAL!” 

December 6th and 7th- The Nutcracker Ballet

“There is no more loved classical ballet than the perennial favourite The Nutcracker. Filled with fantasy and magic, it has captivated generations of families around the world making it a seasonal tradition. Join Clara as she delights in the Christmas gift of an enchanted Nutcracker that takes her on a magical journey from the comfort of her home to The Land of Snow and to The Land of Sweets”

December 17th to December 21st-  A Christmas Carol

“Celebrate the season with us as we travel with Scrooge and Marley into the past, present and future to discover the true meaning of love, family and Christmas. This Dicken’s classic will delight young and old and will be performed in the historic Laurel Packinghouse.”

Family Events & Craft Fairs:

November 30th- A touch of Christmas fair

“One of the largest Fairs of the Season, this charity fundraiser is hosted by Hands in Service, benefiting mobility and health challenged community members. Your unique one-stop Christmas experience featuring 60+ crafters and vendors, silent auction, gift baskets, live entertainment, door prizes, and more. Partnering with Kelowna Community Food Bank.”

December 7th- 11am to 7pm- 25th Annual Downtown Kelowna Light Up!

“We’re excited. Like it’s-gonna-be-so-super-sweet excited. Santa is comin’ to town for the 25th Annual Downtown Kelowna Light Up! on Saturday, December 7, 2013 and we want to celebrate. Decorate a cookie to devour. Street hockey. Listen to live tunes, and then make some of your own at the Musical Petting Zoo.”

December 7th at Big White- KGH Foundation Big White Sweater Ball

“Saturday, December 7th Happy Valley Day Lodge Reception: 6:30pm Dinner: 7:30pm Pull those vintage sweaters out of the closet and enjoy an evening of retro fun while celebrating Big White’s 50th Anniversary. Come down to the Happy Valley Day Lodge to take in some deluxe food, themed drinks and dance the night away with Easy Fix to the greatest hits from the last 50 years.”

Wine Tours:

November 22nd to December 24th- Winter Wonderland Ice Wine Tour

“Join Distinctly Kelowna Tours on an informative and exciting winter tour featuring late harvest and ice wines from four unique wineries on the Westside Wine Trail.” 

November 1st to December 22nd- Christmas Magical Wine Tour

“Come and enjoy the holiday fun! Visit 3 Christmas spirited wineries and taste award winning Okanagan wines and take care of your holiday shopping at the same. Enjoy listening to the sound of Christmas cheers! Please bring a food item for the food bank. A Christmas appetizer and a holiday drink at Cabana Bar and Grille makes this tour memorable”

We live in such a beautiful city and to really appreciate all that Kelowna and the Okanagan have to offer, get out in your community and take advantage of all the great activities that are available.  For a full list and calendar of events vist theTourism Kelowna website for more information.

Cheers to the season!

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