Christmas and Other Winter Holiday Activities in Kamloops, BC


2015 Holiday Activities in Kamloops, British Columbia

The cookies have been made, the wrapping is done,

It's time to relax and have a little fun!

Join Tourism Kamloops, and the City too,

For a Holiday Celebration that includes you! 

There are tons of Christmas and Holiday activties happening all throughout the city this winter so get in the spirit and check some out!


Adult Craft Night @ Downtown Kamloops Library – November 19th, 2015

Adults: let your inner kid play and join us for a craft night! Come make a holiday wall hanging with local DIY specialist Colleen Pastoor from Lemonthistle on Thursday November 19 at the downtown Kamloops Library at 6:45pm. Call 250-372-5145.


Christmas at the Square @ St. Andrews on the Square – November 20th and 21st, 2015

November 20 & 21. Friday 2 – 7pm. Saturday 10 – 4 pm. Admission by Donation to the Kamloops Heritage Society. For more information please contact 250-377-4232 or


Pick your Tree @ Woodward Family Christmas Tree Farm – November 28th to December 20th, 2015

We have hay rides, a concession, Christmas sing-a-longs, a big bonfire and mulled wine on weekends, all centred around the magical experience of choosing your own fresh tree.  We are open daily for the season beginning Saturday, November 28th until December 21st 10am to 4pm AND the tasting room at the winery will be open as well. More information here.


Tangled Tinsel Event - Sip & Shop in Style @ The Coast Convention Centre – November 26th, 2015

Join us at our 4th annual Shopping event, we now have a fabulous name for our night - Tangled Tinsel Event! Sip & Shop in Style! Skip the stress of the mall, skip the huge lineups, join us and grab a glass of wine from the cash bar set up in the room...and browse some amazing businesses to shop for the season in style! Shop for gifts, or shop for You! We have some fabulous business women joining together to provide you with a fun, shopping experience! 5PM to 9PM. Click here for more information.


Lights in the Night @ Kamloops Art Gallery – November 26th, 2015

Join the annual Lights in the Night shopping event in downtown Kamloops to celebrate the holiday season and the beauty of a winter's night. Come and see us at the Gallery store on this special night and receive refreshments and free gift-wrapping. Members discount available. 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Phone 250-377-2400 for more information.


Christmas @ The Courthouse – November 28th and 29th, 2015

This annual event showcases many quality items for sale by artists and artisans in the beautiful venue of the Old Courthouse building. Vendors interested in participating should print the application form here and bring it in to the Courthouse Gallery. One of the members will contact you. You are invited to enjoy the food, music and fun while shopping for Christmas gifts and treasures. Parking is available at the Courthouse and any City of Kamloops lot. The old Courthouse is also wheelchair accessible! For more information phone 250-314-6600.


Santa Claus Parade @ Downtown Kamloops – November 28th, 2015

The parade begins at 2nd & St. Paul -travels North on 2nd Avenue and East on Victoria St. to 6th Avenue where it will disperse in the 600 Block Victoria St.. The parade runs from 11am to approximately 12:30pm. Click here for more information.


Swim with Santa @ Canada Games Aquatic Centre – December 5th, 2015

Join Santa Claus for his annual dip at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. 1:00pm - 4:00pm.


Games, Gatherings and Toys @ Kamloops Museum & Archives – December 5th, 2015

Join us for hot chocolate and games plus have your picture taken in our "Let It Snow" photo booth. An all-day event. For more information phone 250-828-3576.


Seniors Lights Tour @ Sandman Centre – December 10th, 2015

To register please call 250-828-3500 and quote program #245532.


Wildlights Festival @ BC Wildlife Park – December 11th, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016

Bring the whole family down to check out the light show at the BC Wildlife Park! Click here for more information.


Kamloops Symphony presents Christmas with the KSO @ Sagebrush Theatre – December 12th and 13th, 2015

This is a Kamloops Symphony festive tradition, featuring music inspired by the season and showcasing soloists from our community. Music Director Bruce Dunn finishes the programme by turning his baton to the audience. Come sing along with us! Click here for more information.


Santa's Alpine Visit @ Sun Peaks Resort – December 12th, 2015

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is on his way, and once again he is making a stop in Sun Peaks! Don't miss your chance to get those last minute gift requests in, get your picture taken and even meet some of his elves! Enjoy festive music, find that perfect Christmas gift by visiting on of our onsite vendors, taste some authentic Maple Taffy made right on the snow and more!   Pictures with Santa: 3:00pm - 5:00pm. FREE


Choral Rhapsody @ Sagebrush Theatre – December 15th, 2015

Local Choirs will be presenting a delightful selection of Christmas carols with sing-a-long in between sets for the audience. 7:00pm. For more information phone 250-828-3611.


CP Holiday Train - December 17, 2015

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again on November 27 and will be visiting over 150 communities across their network. Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. Everyone who attends is encouraged to donate food and money which stays in their community. The CP Holiday Train will arrive in Kamloops on December 17th at 5:05pm at the north side of Interior Savings on Lorne Street.  Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the event start time to see the train pull in. Click here for more information.


Kamloops Heritage Railway Presents: The Spirit of Christmas – December  17th to 21st, 2015

Departures: December 9th & 10th at 7pm, 11th at 4pm. As well as December 17th at 7pm, 18th at 4pm and 19th at 7pm. Click here for more details.


Victorian Christmas @ Kamloops Museum & Archives – December 19th, 2015

Before 1837, Christmas, as we know it, was basically unheard of. The Victorian era transformed the idea of Christmas to be centered on the family. Join the Museum Interpreter to explore traditional games and stories and create crafts reminiscent of a bygone era.  10:00am-12:00pm. $4. For more information phone 250-828-3576.


Christmas Science Tricks @ BIG Little Science Centre - December 19th, 2015

Crazy fun science demonstrations are used to try and explain some Christmas mysteries. How does Santa get down a chimney? And more! This show includes some of our favourite interactive demos. 11:00am and 1:30pm


Holiday High Tea @ The Brownstone – December 20th, 2015

What a better way to visit with friends and family than over an afternoon traditional high tea. With a Victorian feel, carols, and music. Join us for dinner theatre with a twist! Tickets available at Brownstone and they sell out quickly! Brought to you by BC Living Arts. For more information phone 250-851-9939.


Cantabile Singers - Making Spirits Bright @ St Andrew's Presbyterian Church - December 20th, 2015

The Cantabile Singers of Kamloops present a joyous choral Christmas concert featuring a classic tale about the true meaning of gift giving. This magical evening of song and story is sure to help get you into the Christmas Spirit. 7:00 pm. St Andrew's Presbyterian Church (1136 6th Ave). By donation.


Christmas Party with Serious Dogs @ The Blue Grotto - December 23rd, 2015

A Christmas Wholiday, Customer & Industry Appreciation Party. Door Prizes, Drink Specials and a Photo Booth. Doors open at 8:00pm. 21+ event. No cover charge.


Christmas Dinner @ Romeo's Kitchen + Spirits - December 25th, 2015

Enjoy a holiday buffet from two convenient buffet serving reservations: 4:00pm and 6:30pm.

Adults: $34 Seniors: $29 Kids 6-12: $18 Kids 0-5: $10.   Please call 250-372-5312 for reservations.


Beauty and the Beast The Panto! @ Sagebrush Theatre – December 24th to 31st, 2015

Join the Laughing Stock Theatre Society for their 5th Annual Traditional British Panto!  All kinds of new surprises in store this year! Audience interaction, candy handouts, slap stick and all the bad jokes you can handle! Cheerio! Off to the Panto you go! Matinees: Dec 24, 26, 28, 30 & 31 - 1:00pm. Evenings: Dec 26 & 29 - 7:00pm. Click here for more information.


Stay tuned for more 2015 holiday events!