Along with visiting different neighbourhoods in Kelowna during the holiday season to view Christmas light displays a great way to get into the holiday spirit is to attend some of our community events. Here is a list of a few local events you can enjoy in the coming weeks that will have you singing carols and ready to celebrate the holidays.
1. Summerhill Winery Craft Show and Wine Sale - November 25
Bring the entire family to Summerhill's Christmas Craft show and Wine Sale. There will be shopping, wine sales and plenty for the kids to enjoy! Get into the Christmas spirit and plan a family outing to Summerhill's Christmas Craft show November 25th, 2017.
2. Downtown Kelowna Light Up - December 2
This free community event invites you and your crew downtown to welcome the Holiday season. Live entertainment, activities for kids from 1 to 92, skating, food, and of course, Santa along with the addition of a Winter Street Market. The event finishes with the lighting of the giant tree. Check out downtownkelowna.com/lightup closer to the event for our full schedule.
3. Okanagan Festival Singers Presents Christmas Oratorio - December 2
Hear the 40 soaring voices of the Okanagan Festival Singers under Leroy Wiens as they perform Bach's well-loved Christmas Oratorio, joined by acclaimed soloists and the rich sounds of the Okanagan Festival Camerata Orchestra under Nancy DiNovo. A classical and beautiful start to your Christmas season
4. Sip Into the Season along the Westside Wine Trail - December 3
Sip some wine. See some crafts. Cross some holiday shopping off your list while enjoying an easy afternoon touring the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail. During their Sip into the Season event, visitors travel from winery to winery as they enjoy the works of the artisans and crafters at each location as well as tasty bites and sips.
5. The Nutcracker - December 8 - 10
Experience the magic and wonder of the Christmas season with the treasured holiday classic, The Nutcracker. The Canadian School of Ballet, with guest artists from Ballet Kelowna, will capture the imagination of the entire family transporting them on an unforgettable journey with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker is a Kelowna favourite and a cherished seasonal tradition for audiences of all ages.
6. Luminaria - December 9
The 3rd annual Luminaria festival takes place at the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm. This outdoor, illuminated winter garden event welcomes the season of peace with music, memories and magic for all guests, young and old.
7. Craft Culture Holiday Market - December 9 - 10
Entering its 5th year, the event features over 175 carefully selected artisans and crafters from BC and beyond, ranging from unique housewares to children’s toys. Take the whole family down, and enjoy the kid's area with game and activities, photo booth, and virtual reality demos! Or grab a group of friends and enjoy a glass of wine while strolling the aisles and enjoying the on-stage entertainment and cooking demos. Soaps, pottery, clothing, woodwork, goodies, they’ve got it all.
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Christina Ferreira is the owner of Impact Events & Brand Management located in Kelowna. When not helping businesses with their events and getting their brand out to the world she’s busy exploring the Okanagan’s beaches, wineries, patios and hiking with her dogs Grace and Penny.