The 2020 Kamloops holiday season is around the corner, but things will be a bit different this year. This year’s event line-up is smaller and includes some modified events to keep you, and your family and friends healthy and safe. The events below have implemented new formats and health & safety protocols so you can continue family traditions or create new ones this festive season.


Wildlights Festival
at the BC Wildlife Park

December 11 2020 - January 3 2021 |  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 and new healthy and-safety protocols in place. Running December 11 – January 3, nightly from 5 pm- 9 pm, excluding Christmas Day.

Tickets must be purchased online, in advance on Eventbrite, no tickets will be sold at the door. Only 500 tickets will be sold each night in an effort to limit the number of people. Note, the park is not open during the day, only at night. The Wildlife Express train will not run this year and Santa is going to stay at the North Pole.

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Santa Claus Parade Walkthrough

November 29 - December 29, 2020 
Downtown Kamloops

The Annual Santa Claus Parade returns to Kamloops, albeit it will look a little different this year. Downtown businesses will be decorating their storefronts with lights, ornaments, characters, music and window paint. Locals and visitors are invited to wander or 'drive-through' the downtown core and take in the holiday displays at their leisure. 

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Kamloops Heritage Railway
Backshop Tours

#3-510 Lorne St. (Pioneer Park Entrance)

All aboard! Backshop Tours are now available. Learn about the history of the rolling stock, static stock, and the renowned steam locomotive 2141. Hear stories of the railway history in BC, the Kamloops Heritage Railway, and some of the notorious people attached to them.

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Woodward Christmas Tree Farm

November 21 - December 2020 |  TBC
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 and cider tastings at Woodward's Cider.

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Kamloops Wine Trail Holiday Open House

Various Locations

  • Harper's Trail Winery, 2761 Shuswap Rd. 
  • Monte Creek Ranch Winery,  2420 Miners Bluff Rd.
  • Privato Vineyard & Winery, 5505 Westsyde Rd.

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Sun Peaks Holiday Kick-Off

December 12, 2020
Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort will partner with the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel to bring some free holiday excitement to the village. Don’t miss your chance to get those last-minute gift requests into Santa and have your photo taken with the big guy himself.

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Virtual Event

CP will host a virtual concert in lieu of its regular Holiday Train program.

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Western Canada Theatre

Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Ave.

Join WCT for a family holiday tradition.

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Symphony Orchestra

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. 

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