As the leaves continue their graceful descent, and the chill in the air becomes more pronounced, there's a unique charm that sweeps over Kamloops in November. Fall is in full swing, and the promise of the upcoming holidays lingers in the air. It's a time when the city comes alive with a different kind of vibrancy, offering a wealth of experiences for those who are ready to embrace the cozy and enchanting side of Kamloops, and to stock up on all the essential holiday gifts. From outdoor adventures to indulgent culinary delights and cultural events, there's no shortage of things to do in our picturesque city during the crisp days of November.
Kamloops Fiddlers Potluck Dinner and Dance Night
Heritage House - 100 Lorne Street
November 4th, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and embrace the lively tunes at the Kamloops Fiddlers Potluck and Dance Night on November 4th. For just $6.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members, you and your whole family can step into a world of musical enchantment. The event promises a toe-tapping good time, where the delightful melodies of fiddles and the beat of dancing feet blend together to create an unforgettable evening. It's not just a night for music enthusiasts but a heartwarming community gathering where locals and visitors come together to share great food, cheerful company, and an all-around joyful experience. Mark your calendars and come on down for a memorable night of music, dance, and the kind of spirited fun that defines Kamloops.
Kamloops Symphony - Romeo and Juliet
Sagebrush Theatre - 1300 9 Ave
November 4th, 7:30PM
Get ready for an evening of love, drama, and symphonic flair, as the Kamloops Symphony presents 'Romeo and Juliet'. Picture Romeo and Juliet's passionate romance, feuding families, and star-crossed destiny, all set to the enchanting rhythms of the orchestra. It's like Shakespeare meets symphony, with a touch of musical magic. Join us for a night where love conquers all—well, at least for a few captivating hours—and experience the 'greatest love story ever told' in a whole new light. Bring your passion for the arts and your sense of adventure; this performance is sure to make your heart swoon. Be sure to purchase your tickets here!
Kweseltken Kristmas Artisan Market
Coast Hotel and Conference Centre - 1250 Rogers Way
November 12th, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Get ready to jingle all the way to the Kweseltken Kristmas Artisan Market in Kamloops, where holiday cheer and creativity collide, and local artisans and crafters bring their A-game to help you find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift! It's the season to be merry, and what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than by shopping for unique, handcrafted treasures? This market has something for everyone on your Nice List.
Christmas at The Courthouse
Old Courthouse Gallery - 7 Seymour Street West
November 18, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Get ready to unwrap the magic of the season at Christmas at the Courthouse! Every year, the Old Courthouse Gallery transforms into a winter wonderland of festive treasures, and this year is no exception. The Old Courthouse becomes a merry shopping haven, with the entire building decked out in holiday cheer. Local vendors come and fill the building with all your holiday gifting essentials, sure to make you a Holiday Hero.
Sip and Shop Artisan Market
Monte Creek Winery - 2420 Miner’s Bluff Road
November 18th + 19th, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Get ready for a double dose of delight at the Sip and Shop Artisan Market at Monte Creek Winery this month! Whether you're a wine enthusiast eager to sample complimentary wine tastings in the Tasting Room or a keen shopper on the hunt for unique local treasures, this event offers a perfect blend of indulgence and discovery. With local vendors setting up shop in the charming Greenhouse, you'll find one-of-a-kind gems that are as exceptional as the wines themselves. Gather your friends and family, and join us for a day that promises to be a memorable celebration of wine, shopping, and community. Cheers to that!
Shrek the Musical
Sagebrush Theatre - 1300 9 Ave
November 23rd to December 9th, 2023
Evenings | 7:30pm
Saturday Matinees | 2pm
Wednesday Tea Matinee | 11am
Get ready to laugh, cheer, and be ogre-the-moon excited as Western Canada Theatre brings the beloved fairytale to life in their performance of Shrek! Happening later this month until early December, this show is a magical journey into the whimsical world of everyone's favourite green ogre. Expect dazzling costumes, catchy tunes, and a cast that's so talented, they might as well have been trained by a talking donkey. Don’t miss out on the fun—gather your fellow fairy tale lovers and prepare for a night of laughter, love, and happily ever after. Waffles not included, but pure entertainment is guaranteed!
Wreath Workshop with Little Blue Barn Flowers
Monte Creek Winery Greenhouse - 2420 Miner’s Bluff Road
November 25th - 12:00PM, 1:45PM, 3:30PM
November 26th - 12:00PM, 2:00PM
Get into the holiday spirit at Monte Creek Winery’s wreath-making workshop with Little Blue Barn Flowers! For $100 (+tax) per person, you'll have all the materials you need to create a stunning wreath for your door, plus expert guidance. And it gets even better—your ticket includes a glass of red, white, or mulled wine to sip on while you craft. With 12 spots available per workshop, you can join with friends or family or simply enjoy some 'me time' in the beautiful winery greenhouse with inspiring views. Choose between a boho or traditional wreath design to suit your style.
Santa Claus Parade - Victoria Street, Downtown Kamloops
November 26th, 4:00PM
Gather 'round, holiday enthusiasts! The heart of downtown Kamloops is about to erupt with the most joyful, spirited celebration of the year—the Santa Claus Parade! It's that time when the streets transform into magical colours and the air resonates with the infectious sounds of holiday cheer. You won't want to miss the spectacular array of floats, each one a masterpiece of creativity. The anticipation builds as each float glides by, adorned with shimmering lights, smiling locals, and a storybook charm that’ll warm your heart. But wait for it—Santa Claus himself graces the grand finale, perched upon the last float. So, mark your calendars, bundle up in your coziest winter wear, and make your way to downtown Kamloops to partake in the festivities.
November in Kamloops is like a buffet of experiences waiting to be devoured! Whether you’re busting moves on the dance floor, creating wreaths fit for a holiday magazine, chuckling at Shrek and Donkey's antics, or shedding a tear (or twenty) over the timeless Romeo and Juliet—this month’s got something for everyone.
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