November is here and it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit. With festive events and new spaces for holiday celebrations opening, now's the time to celebrate in Kamloops. Party mode: fully activated.

Shop with Santa

Shop local this holiday season and head to downtown Kamloops to pick up the perfect present for loved ones (or yourself!) from some of the amazing vendors in the city, selling everything from board games to jewellery and boutique gifts. Put on your pyjamas and join in the fun at the annual Santa Parade, which takes place on November 27 at 4.30pm with a ‘pyjama party’ theme. Get your glam outfits ready for the Welcome Winter Block Party presented by Dearborn Ford, which will ignite downtown Kamloops on December 10th from 12-7pm  with local breweries and cideries, food, games, a holiday shopping market, and more!

Hit the Brew-cade

Something’s brewing at Bright Eye Brewing! Here you’ll find a new bar expansion (affectionately called ‘the bright bar’) to sit and sip at, as well as new lounge seating for 100 guests, adorned with three new murals by local artist Kelly Wright. Visit the new brewcade (arcade within the brewery) where you can play a game of skee ball and pinball with a pint, test your punching power, compete in a four-way head-to-head Pacman game, or snap a happy memory in the photo booth. An expanded tap list with 14 taps per side of the new 24-seat bar keeps the party going!

Party with the Family

Hosting can be hard work, so let someone else organize your party this year! Next door to the recently opened Zaaz Eatery & Play you’ll find their 3,000 sqft dedicated party space that is the perfect place for a private party, event, or even a business meeting. Choose from one of the party packages that each include a party for eight bugz (kids), with optional add-ons for more services. ‘Ground level’ takes care of the standard set up and clean up with unlimited play, ‘Swinging Up’ includes the first package plus professional, personalized hosting by staff, themed decorations (balloons, cutlery, cups, plates, napkins, backdrop & table settings), and a popcorn bag and juice per child. ‘Reach for the Sky’ includes both packages as well as  a goodie bag per child, one fruit & one veggie tray, a waffle sandwich per child, and music. Customize your celebration with options from professional photography to a catered menu, additional play assistants, game set-up, specialty themed decorations, face painting, a balloon arch, or even a bounce house. Whatever you choose, your little bugz are sure to be jumping with joy.

Celebrate with Moxies

Why wait until December to have a holiday party? Recently rebranded by dropping the apostrophe and ‘bar and grill’ to become ‘Moxies’, the lively downtown restaurant offers hand-crafted cocktails and globally inspired menus designed by Executive Chef Brandon Thordarson. Gather your friends and family and try signature dishes like spicy cashew chicken lettuce wraps to warm you up this winter or say cheers with a CocoRita.. 

Whether you’re looking to get an early start on holiday parties or just want to enjoy a special occasion with family and friends, there is always something, and somewhere, to celebrate in Kamloops. Don't let your travel plans break the bank this year. From boutique hotels to budget motels, let Kamloops be your base for unexpected adventures. Take advantage of travel deals and enjoy savings on your stay such as: gas gift cards, free nights, dining gift cards, and more. 

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