There is something magical about wintertime in the Okanagan, which makes the holiday season a great time to get out and enjoy some of the festive events throughout the valley. If you’re looking for fun things to do in the Okanagan this holiday season, check out this list of upcoming events we’ve compiled that are perfect for the entire family to enjoy!
Festival of Trees @ Delta Grand
When: November 18th, 2022 – January 3rd, 2023
Where: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water St.
What: Gather the family and come down to the Festival of Trees, a local community event where local businesses and organizations come together to support BC Children’s Hospital. Decorated trees are displayed at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Mission Hill Family Estate Winery for members of the community to enjoy and vote on.
Candy Cane Lane Kelowna
When: Month of December 2022 | 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Springvalley community, between Ziprick Rd, Springfield Rd & Gertsmar Rd | Kelowna
What: The 12th annual Candy Cane Lane is a grassroots, neighbourhood-driven celebration of holiday lights. Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation for their drop box, with donations being collected for the women’s shelter, Mamas for Mamas, and the Salvation Army. Donations also go towards the Springvalley Elementary breakfast program and a few select individuals who are going through hard times.
For more information, visit the Candy Cane Lane Facebook page.
Silverstar Annual Light Up
When: Saturday, December 10th, 2022 | 3:00 – 8:00pm
Where: SilverStar Mountain Resort, 123 Shortt St.
What: Spend an evening at SilverStar Mountain Resort and enjoy fireworks, fire spinners, light displays, the Polson Artisan Market, roaming entertainers, and more!
For more information & full schedule, CLICK HERE.
Merry & Bright: Winter Pop-Up Market
When: Sunday, December 11th, 2022 | 12:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Vice & Virtue Brewing Co., 1033 Richter St, Kelowna
What: Head over to Vice & Virtue for a festive, wintery pop-up market in their backyard! Grab a beer and shop local, handmade arts, crafts, decor, and more! A perfect opportunity to finish off any last-minute Christmas shopping.
Menorah Lighting & Display
When: Sunday, December 18th, 2022 | 5:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Stuart Park, 1430 Water St, Kelowna
What: Presented by Chabad Okanagan, this event will celebrate the first night of Hannukah. Watch as the first candle of the Menorah is lit and enjoy traditional holiday foods, as well as festive music and entertainment.
The Nutcracker – Presented by Mission Dance Centre & Company
When: December 22nd, 2022 | 7:30pm & December 23rd | 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Where: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Rd, Kelowna
What: Experience the magic of the season with Mission Dance Company as they present The Nutcracker, featuring their talented and passionate dancers. Each show also offers a silent auction, photos, and poster signings by the stars, as well as a VIP after-performance.