4 Free Holiday Activities to Do in the Southern Okanagan that Won’t Hurt your Wallet  








No matter what season it is, the list of things to do in Penticton is endless! Trying out a new restaurant on Main Street, renting a snowboard at one of the many regional resorts or shopping at a downtown boutique are all great local options. However, in December, spending extra money on Christmas shopping is unavoidable. Rather than spending your hard-earned cash on costly attractions, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to explore the valley instead. Don’t break your budget. Make these activities your “must-do’s” this December:

Munson Mountain Hike

Summer hiking isn’t your only opportunity to climb up mountains! This winter, bundle up the whole family (hot chocolate filled thermoses optional!) and head up Munson Mountain for breathtaking views of the Southern Valley and Okanagan Lake. Some people call this local attraction “the Grand Canyon of Penticton,” so you know it has to be good! Plus, you’re saving money and getting exercise by visiting a local attraction.

Wine Touring! 

Often when visiting South Okanagan wineries, you’re looking at spending a bit of money. A little hint to reduce costs when sipping this December? Visit the smaller vineyards as they usually offer free tastings. But, supporting the winery and purchasing from their selection is still highly recommended. I’m sure you’ll forgive the extra spending when you’ve experienced award winning Penticton wineries complete with astounding views that you won’t soon forget.

Christmas Lights Viewing  Looking for December events in the Okanagan? The most beloved activity of all is finding out where to find the best Christmas lights in Penticton! Over the years, some popular homes showing off festive holiday lights have been found on Huth Avenue, Edna Avenue, Carmi Avenue, and Dewdney Crescent, just to name a few. And of course, driving through downtown is a great way to see all of the Christmas spirit within the city.





  When searching for inexpensive family activities in the Okanagan Valley, Penticton has volunteer opportunities that you should really consider over the Christmas season. A great idea when looking to give back? The Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign. Every December, the Salvation Army is on the lookout for volunteers to help out those in need year-round. You can also find more places in need of help here.

No matter what’s on your winter bucket list, there’s all sorts of winter and Christmas events happening all over the Okanagan that don’t cost a thing. Markets, public skating, visits with Santa… there’s never a shortage of affordable attractions when living in the valley.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Penticton to Welcome KIDZ BOP, the #1 Music Brand for Kids, in March 2020!

KIDZ BOP World Tour

Saturday, March 7, 2020
South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
Doors: 6:00PM | Show: 7:00PM

Tickets: Start at $35.00 (additional fees apply)


KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, in partnership with Live Nation, announced today The KIDZ BOP Kids first-ever headlining Canadian tour with a stop in Penticton on Saturday, March 7.

The KIDZ BOP Kids, Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for nine consecutive years, are bringing their interactive family-friendly concert experience to new cities and will perform some of today’s biggest global pop hits live on stage. The concert features awesome set design, costumes, exciting choreography, and tons of cool surprises! Dads even have the chance to show off their best dance moves on stage during the “Daddy Dance Off.”

Tickets start at $35.00* and go on sale Friday, September 27 at 10:00AM. Tied to the fall leg of the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019, KIDZ BOP will release their new album, KIDZ BOP 40, on November 15.

KIDZ BOP World Tour 2020 Canada Dates

21-February – London, ON – Centennial Hall
22-February – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Sqaure
23-February – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
28-February – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
29-February – Regina – Conexus Arts Centre
1-March – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
6-March – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
7-March – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
8-March – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the US, KIDZ BOP is the No. 1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” KIDZ BOP has sold over 20 million albums and generated over 3 billion streams since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums. For more information, visit www.kidzbop.com.

Tour Sponsors
Subway Fresh Fit for Kids® and KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM’s Channel 77 are official partners of the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019. Subway Fresh Fit for Kids® is a leader in offering on-the-go families balanced, customizable meals, and better-for-you kids’ meals. SiriusXM’s KIDZ BOP Radio (Ch. 77) features The KIDZ BOP Kids hosting a 24/7 party, which includes today’s biggest hits, sung by kids for kids.

Get in the holiday spirit with Johnny Reid’s “My Kind of Christmas” at the SOEC this December ❄️⛄

“My Kind of Christmas Tour”

Saturday, December 14, 2019
South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
Doors: 6:30PM | Show: 7:00PM

Tickets: Start at $39.50 (additional fees apply)


Widely known for his energetic stage performances, Johnny will embark on a national cross-Canada My Kind Of Christmas Tour that will cover 23 dates including a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday, December 14. Tickets for the tour start at $39.50* and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 27 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office, over the phone 1-877-763-2849 or online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com. Fans can also visit Johnny Reid’s website for exclusive presale details.

Already a chart-topping, multi-platinum selling artist in Canada, Johnny’s songwriting resonates with audiences across the globe and that will continue with this new Christmas EP, a perfect mix of originally penned ‘soon to be holiday favorites’ including “My Kind Of Christmas” with a Johnny Reid take on some hidden holiday gems including “Merry Christmas Everyone”, a classic brought back to life in the 80’s UK pop phenom ‘Shakin’ Stevens. See the full track listing below.

Since arriving on the music scene over 10 years ago, critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. Born and raised in Lanark, Scotland, the blue collared soul singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by album sales totaling over 1 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours.

‘My Kind Of Christmas’ Tour Dates:

November 16      Orillia, ON                           Casino Rama*
November 18      St. John’s, NL                      Mile One Centre
November 20      Halifax, NS                           Scotiabank Metro Centre
November 21      Sydney, NS                          Centre 200
November 22      Moncton, NB                      Avenir Centre
November 23      Charlottetown, PE              Eastlink Centre
November 25      Kingston, ON                      Leon’s Centre
November 26      Oshawa, ON                        Tribute Communities Centre
November 27      St. Catherine’s, ON             Meridian Centre
November 28      Hamilton, ON                     FirstOntario Concert Hall
November 30      London, ON                         Budweiser Gardens
December 1         Kitchener, ON                     Centre in the Square
December 3         Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
December 4         Winnipeg, MB                     Centennial Concert Hall
December 5         Regina, SK                           Conexus Arts Centre
December 7         Calgary, AB                          Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
December 8         Lethbridge, AB                    Enmax Centre
December 9         Edmonton, AB                    Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
December 10       Dawson Creek, AB              Encana Events Centre
December 11        Prince George, BC              CN Centre
December 13   Penticton, BC                     South Okanagan Events Centre
December 14       Abbotsford, BC                   Abbotsford Centre

*A non-Live Nation event