The 2019 Kamloops holiday season is right around the corner. This year’s event line-up includes wine, theatre, parades, Christmas lights, and more. Continue family traditions or create new ones with the family this festive season.
Santa Claus Parade
November 17 | 4pm
The Annual Santa Claus Parade returns to Kamloops. Join Santa and all his friends as he makes his way through Downtown Kamloops this year at dusk. The parade starts in downtown Kamloops at 2nd Avenue and St. Paul Street, runs down 2nd Avenue to Victoria Street and along Victoria Street ending at 6th Avenue.
Season of Change: How It's Made
Fall Edition with Chef Romeo
November 21 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
The Coast Hotel, 1290 Rogers Way
It's that time of year again, fall has arrived. Escape the cold and cozy up at ROMEOs to enjoy a hearty and delicious four-course dinner made right in front of you, paired with beer from a local brewery.
Miracle at Terra
November 23 - December 23
326 Victoria Street
Terra Restaurant will be hosting Miracle at Terra to celebrate the season with a festive menu of signature cocktails, delicious food, and décor. Expect unique and unusual cocktails that play on classic holiday flavours in playful mugs and glassware, from Snowball Old-Fashioned and Run Run Rudolph to the Christmapolitan created by renowned mixologist Nico de Soto. Miracle at Terra will also be supporting a variety of local charities including the RIH Foundation, Kamloops Hospice, and the Kamloops Y Women’s Shelter throughout the month.
The Sound of Music at
Western Canada Theatre
November 28-December 10 | 11am, 2pm, 7:30pm
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Ave.
Join WCT for a family holiday tradition with the beloved story of the high-spirited Maria and the exuberant von Trapp family singers. The most popular musical in history overflows with such memorable songs as "My Favorite Things", “Do-Re-Mi”, and "Climb Ev’ry Mountain". In the lush Austrian Alps in the shadow of the Second World War, the hills are alive with this thrilling and inspiring story of love, the joy of family – and a daring bid for freedom.
Woodward Christmas Tree Farm
November 24-December 20 | 10am-4pm
5505 Westsyde Rd.
The Woodward Christmas Tree Farm has been a part of Christmas traditions for over 20 years. The 20-acre farm is fun for all ages, enjoy a wagon ride that takes you to and from the Christmas tree patch as well as the bonfire, a concession stand where they serve their famous smokies and of course wine tastings at Privato Vineyard and Winery.
Welcome Winter Block Party
December 7 | 12pm-7pm
Downtown, 300 Block Victoria St.
Join in on the fun on Victoria Street where it will be converted to a pedestrian-only walkway. Enjoy a ball hockey game, local craft brew, local cider, and hot food. There will be outdoor seating and fire pits to keep you cozy while catching some live entertainment. Downtown retailers will be open to complete your holiday shopping. This is an all-ages event with plenty of games to play and vendors to visit.
Kamloops Heritage Railway
Spirit of Christmas Train
December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 at 7pm
December 8 + 15 at 4pm
#3-510 Lorne St. (behind the condo units)
Take a whimsical one-hour ride and experience the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas. Start your evening with holiday festivities before you board the beautiful 2141 heritage train, decorated in thousands of lights, you can't miss this old beauty. Don't miss the special guests on board before you take your little ones back to meet the big guy dressed in red himself. Dress warmly as this train has open-air cars but you will be seated in heated closed coaches.
Christmas with Kamloops
December 14-15 | 7:30pm & 2:00pm
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Ave.
Hear festive, seasonal favourites in the Kamloops Symphony's annual celebration of the holiday season. This concert features heartwarming melodies that will delight the whole family.
CP HOLIDAY TRAIN
December 15, 2019 | 4:30pm
The Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne St.
Once again setting out and entertaining hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating over 20 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America. The CP Holiday train arrives in Kamloops on December 15 with music legend Terri Clark, performing a free concert at 5:00pm before heading out to the next destination and wrapping up in the Vancouver area on December 17.
22nd Annual Wildlights Festival
at the bc Wildlife park
December 13-January 5 | 5pm-8pm
9077 Dallas Dr.
Get in the festive spirit by visiting the BC Wildlife Park's spectacular light displays with over 800,000 lights. Spend an evening with the family touring the park by foot or hop on the mini-train. Packed with family-friendly activities, and a snack shack for hungry kids and adults, this event isn't one to miss.