Christmas and Other Winter Holiday Activities in Kamloops, BC


2016 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 activities happening all throughout the city this winter so get in the spirit and check some out!


Christmas at the Square @ St. Andrews on the Square – November 18th and 19th, 2016

November 18 & 19. Friday 2:00pm – 7:00pm. Saturday 9:30am – 3:30pm. Admission by Donation to the Kamloops Heritage Society. For more information please contact 250-377-4232 or


Craft Fair @ Arthur Hatton – November 20th, 2016

Arthur Hatton PAC is hosting their first annual craft fair which will have a variety of crafters and businesses as well as a concession. 10am to 2pm. For more information click here


Pick your Tree @ Woodward Family Christmas Tree Farm – November 26th to December 22nd, 2016

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 26th until December 22nd 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 24th, 2016

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 24th, 2016

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.


Santa Claus Parade @ Downtown Kamloops – November 26th, 2016

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.


Holiday Craft Fair @ Pacific Way Elementary – November 26th, 2016

11am - 3pm. For more information click here.


Craft Fair @ Kay Bingham Elementary – November 26th, 2016

Kay Bingham PAC is proud to present their 1st Annual Christmas Craft Fair! 10am - 2pm. Admission: Donation towards the PAC. Concession will also be available. For more information please click here.


Christmas Bazaar @ Beattie Elementary – November 26th, 2016

Come one, come all to the Beattie Elementary PAC Christmas Bazaar on Saturday November 26th between 10am and 2pm. Browse the various crafters, small businesses and bake sales. Great gift ideas for Christmas and an opportunity to help fund education for the children of our community. For more information click here.


Christmas Craft Sale @ Heritage House – November 26th, 2016

The Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club Christmas sale will be held in the upper floor of the Heritage House which is located at 100 Lorne Street in Riverside park. Members of the club will be selling their fabulous hand made art, pottery, weaving, knitting, painting, drawing, cards, soap, jewlery, woodworking! This is your one stop shopping for Christmas gifts, you won't want to miss it! 10am to 3pm.


Holiday Open House @ Kamloops Wine Trail - November 26th & 27th, 2016

The wineries are all decked out for the holidays and we invite you to join the festivities at each of our wineries as we celebrate the season on the Kamloops Wine Trail. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, christmas list shopping, exclusive icewine tasting, holiday eats & treats, hay wagon rides, sounds of christmas and photos with Santa! 11:00am to 5:00pm at Harper's Trail Winery, Privato Winery and Monte Creek Ranch Winery.


Kamloops BCSPCA Christmas Craft Fair @ TRU Activity Centre – November 27th, 2016

Join us at the TRU Campus Activity Centre for our annual Christmas Craft Fair! Find that perfect homemade happiness to complete your Christmas collections or to cross that special someone's gift from your to-do list. With over 100 vendors we promise you won't be disappointed! Your attendance will be a Christmas gift to abandoned and neglected animals from our community. Also take part in 50/50 draws for a chance at some extra spending money. $2 admission at the door, children under 5 free. Please support the Kamloops & District BC SPCA this holiday season, the animals thank you! 9:30am to 3pm.


Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers Christmas Dance @ Desert Gardens – December 3rd, 2016

This event will begin at 6:00pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Followed by dancing to the music of the Old Time Fiddlers. Tickets are $40 each. To purchase tickets or for more info please call 250-319-3680.


Craft Sale @ Juniper Ridge Elementary – December 3rd, 2016

Juniper Ridge Elementary PAC Craft Sale and Small Business Market is on again this year. Please join us for amazing vendors, wonderful people and even a hot lunch! Free admission and a door prize raffle! 10am to 2pm.


Christmas @ The Courthouse – December 3rd and 4th, 2016

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.


Seniors Lights Tour @ Sandman Centre – December 8th, 2016

To register please call 250-828-3500 and quote program #260135.


Christmas Open House @ Wilson House – December 8th, 2016

North Shore Christmas Tree Light Up and holiday kick-off open house is on Thursday, November 8 from 5pm-7pm at Wilson House (115 Tranquille Road). There will be a princess party and some super heroes as well as live Christmas music by Nicole Clay. Hot chocolate, eggnog and snacks and coffee.


Wildlights Festival @ BC Wildlife Park – December 9th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017

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


Christmas Market at the Barn @ Sun Meadows Equestrian Centre – December 10th, 2016

We will be holding a Christmas Market at the barn from 2pm to 8pm. We are so pleased to have local potters, glass makers and chocolatiers, along with crafts and gifts for all ages - including the horses and riders on your Christmas List...please come along and have some fun.


Kamloops Symphony presents Christmas with the KSO @ Sagebrush Theatre – December 10th and 11th, 2016

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.


CP Holiday Train - December 15th, 2016

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again on November 25 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 15th at 5:00pm 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  9th to 11th, and 17th to 19th, 2016

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.


Stay tuned for more 2016 holiday events!