The new year is just around the corner, bringing with it ample opportunity to celebrate as we say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024. Gather the family for some fun or head out on the town with your besties—however you choose to celebrate, you'll be sure to have lots of fun at any of these Kelowna spots. 

Celebrate with the Whole Family

Fireworks at Big White Ski Resort

Fireworks at Big White Ski Resort 

  • The long-running and popular Valley First New York New Years, presented by Festivals Kelowna, is back! This family-friendly event takes place downtown in Stuart Part and at the Kelowna Community Theatre, including live entertainment, activity stations, games, and more. The evening caps off with fireworks, which happen at 9 p.m. to align with New York's time zone so the little ones can enjoy the experience, too.
  • Both Big White Ski Resort and SilverStar Mountain Resort will also have fireworks displays on New Year's Eve.
  • McCurdy Bowling Centre is offering all-you-can-bowl starting at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve, so set your sights on scoring as many turkeys as possible (that's three strikes in a row, for those who may not know).

Savour Local Flavours

Dine and Stay


  • Both Lakeside Dining at Hotel Eldorado and Maestro's at Manteo are offering multiple seatings for their 3-course New Year's Eve dinners—Hotel Eldorado will also have live music by DJ. Once you've dined on the delicious fare and toasted the new year, why not take the elevator to your room instead of having to make your way home?
  • The Cove Lakeside Resort makes it easy to have a romantic getaway with that special someone thanks to its NYE 2023 Package. The package includes a two-night stay in one of the resort's suites, along with a bottle of bubbly and keepsake flute glasses, sweet treats from a local chocolatier, and festive swag—check in on December 30 or December 31. 
  • OAK + CRU at the Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort is hosting two seatings of their 'Ring in the New Year' dining experience fixed with elegance and gourmet delights. Choose from their 5 pm - 7:30 pm or 9pm + seating with a live band. Enjoy a luxurious stay after your NYE celebrations in the hotel (that hot tub will feel great in the morning!).
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Have Some Laughs

  • Award-winning comedian, Dave Nystrom, will be performing at Train Wreck Comedy's New Year's event, taking place at the Kelowna Curling Club. The evening will include a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the comedy show, and then champagne at midnight.  
  • Freddy's Brewpub is also teaming up with Train Wreck Comedy to present A Very Nutty New Year courtesy of comedic wizard, Tim Nutt. Separate tickets are available for the Prime Rib dinner being served beforehand. 

Toast the New Year

Kick-Off 2023

  • Keep the good times rolling on New Year's Day and get your blood pumping by taking part in the 10th annual Polar Bear Dip. You'll run into icy cold Okanagan Lake from Tugboat Bay Beach, all in support of Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS), an organization that works to ensure people of all abilities can explore the Okanagan's outdoor playground. 
  • Pranify Yoga is having a New Year's Day Visioning event. Join Dana Skoglund, Master Mindset Coach, for a day retreat of visioning, manifesting and goal-setting to discover how to achieve your biggest goals and make 2024 your best year ever.

Stay tuned to our calendar of winter holiday events for more NYE events happening in and around the city (events are added as they are announced).