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
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 email@example.com with a range of times you’ are available and you will have a time slot assigned to you.