Visit Santa in Okanagan

Is there anything more exciting than sitting on Santa’s lap, and whispering exactly what you want for Christmas? Well, we want to make to make sure that all Okanagan kids have that chance, so we’re sharing all the locations, dates and times the Jolly Old Man will be visiting our community! Drop us a line if you know if an event not in our list. And have fun!


IMAGE STUDIOS AT VILLAGE GREEN MALL

What: Visit Santa in the centre court of Village Green Mall! Cost is $23 and you get two poses included and are available for digital download.

Where: Village Green Mall, Vernon -map-

When: December 1st – 23rd

More Info: Book your spot -here-

**They are asking that all people ages 12+ who want to sit with Santa be vaccinated


VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT O’KEEFE RANCH

What: Bring your own camera and take a photo with Santa! Bonus: pets are welcome to come as well and snap a pic with the big guy. Also featured will be live music, roasted chestnuts, decorated historic houses, a gingerbread house contest, model trains and more!

Where: O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon -map-

When: December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th (10am – 4pm)

More Info: Admission to Victorian Christmas is by donation. Advance tickets not needed.

**Vaccine passports not required


KELOWNA ACTORS STUDIO AT ORCHARD PARK MALL

What: A holiday meet and greet with Santa! All visits are private and you book your appointment in advance. Package includes one printed photo with digital images sent to your email.

Where: Orchard Park Mall, Kelowna -map-

When: December 1st – 24th

More Info: Reserve your spot at -here-


PICTURES WITH SANTA AT EAST KELOWNA MARKET

What: Bring your camera and your best smiles for socially distanced photos with Santa! No tickets needed – the event is free! Please wear a mask while in line if you’re unable to socially distance properly.

Where: East Kelowna Hall, Kelowna -map-

When: November 28th (11am – 1pm) and December 12th (11am – 1pm)

More Info: Check out more info about this great market -here-

**Vaccine passport not required


A REEL CHRISTMAS MARKET AT RUSTIC REEL

What: A festive outdoor market with amazing local vendors. Bring your pup for a photo with Santa!

Where: Rustic Reel Brewing Co., Kelowna -map-

When: November 27th (11am – 9pm) and November 28th (10am – 5pm)

More Info: Donations from pet pictures with Santa will go to Paws It Forward.

**Vaccine passport not required


RUTLAND WINTER LIGHT UP

What: Artisan market, crafting, live entertainment, carolling, hot chocolate and SANTA!

Where: Rutland Centennial Park, Kelowna -map-

When: November 28th (12pm – 4:30pm)

More Info: Check out more info -here-


GRIZZLI WINERY CHRISTMAS MARKET

What: Photos with Santa! Also indoor and outdoor holiday shopping, mulled wine by the glass, wine tastings, raffle draws, live music and performers.

Where: Grizzli Winery, West Kelowna -map-

When: December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th (11am – 4pm)

More Info: Family and pet friendly! No tickets required.


PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT BARLEY MILL BREWPUB

What: A family friendly events with Santa photos in front of “Santa’s Sleigh.” Photos are by donation with proceeds going to our local hospital.

Where: Barley Mill Brewpub, Penticton -map-

When: November 27th (1pm – 5pm)

More Info: Bring your own camera! Spots are first come, first served – grab a ticket number when you arrive!


PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT NEVERLAND TEA COTTAGE

What: Pictures with Santa by donation with 100% of money raised going towards the not-for-profit Naramata Daycare.

Where: Naramata Tea Cottage, Naramata -map-

When: November 27th (9am – 3pm)

More Info: Please email naramatasanta@gmail.com with a range of times you’ are available and you will have a time slot assigned to you.

Light Up The Vines

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SATURDAY NOV. 23, SATURDAY NOV. 30 AND SUNDAY DEC. 1, 2019

Light Up The Vines runs 3 — 8 p.m.

Summerland’s Bottleneck Drives 18 wineries, 3 cideries, brewery, and distillery will open their doors and turn on the holiday lights from 3 pm to 8 pm. Visitors can ‘Sip ‘n Shop’ their way along Bottleneck Drive and enjoy tastings, live music, holiday lights and special discounts on some of the region’s best wines, ciders, beer, and spirits. Just in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. Some of the tasting rooms will offer special treats like warm spiced cider or mulled wine, bonfires, complimentary snacks like crepes or bratwurst and DIY s’ mores to name a few.

Visitors also have a chance to win a prize package valued at over $500 by collecting five stamps with a ‘Light up the Vines’ passport. Available at participating tasting rooms along the way.

*Tasting fees may apply and include donations to Critteraid and the Summerland Food Bank.

Christmas Light UP @ Silver Star

One of our biggest nights of the year is back! Come up and enjoy the magic of SilverStar’s annual Christmas Light Up!

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Join us for a night of festivities to kick off the holiday season. We’ll have fun for the whole family: everything from local crafts and talents, hot food and drinks, sleigh rides, fire dancers, fireworks, Santa Claus and more. All in the heart of our mountain village. This is one fun-filled night you’ll definitely not want to miss out on!

*Please note: Our parking lots fill up early (before 5pm) for this event. Please car pool and take advantage of local shuttle services. There will be shuttles running from the parking lots to the village and it’s recommended to park in E lot so that you don’t miss anything while searching for closer parking.

Cost: FREE

New this year: We will be offering $10 sightseeing rides ($30 for 4) on the gondola! There’s nothing quite like seeing the village lights from the top of the mountain inside a cozy gondola cabin. If you’re lucky with your timing, you may even witness the fireworks during your ride! There will be multiple locations in the village to purchase a sight seeing ticket. The gondola will be running from 5pm to 7:30pm with last cabin loading at 7:20pm.

*Season pass holders ride for free

  • Friday, November 29, 2019
  • 5:00 PM  7:30 PM
  • SilverStar Mountain Resort123 Shortt StreetBC, V1B 3M1Canada

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* Please double check date, time and location with the host, as this information is subject to change *