The 2020 Kamloops holiday season is around the corner, but things will be a bit different this year. This year’s activity line-up is smaller and includes some modified events to keep you, your family, and your friends healthy and safe.
December 7, 2020: Several activities have been canceled or modified, please check with the organizer prior to attending.
Storybook Village in Downtown
November 29 - December 29, 2020
The Storybook Village will bring some charm to downtown Kamloops this year. Downtown businesses will decorate their storefronts with lights, ornaments, characters, music, and window paint to reflect various storybook themes. Locals and visitors are invited to wander or 'drive-through' the downtown core in a socially-distanced manner to take in the holiday displays as they shop.
Kamloops Symphony Orchestra Christmas Variety Show
Virtual: Dec 13, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021
The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra has a free show in time for the holidays. Featuring a fun mix of pre-recorded performances of over 40 musicians from the orchestra in a number of different groupings, the KSO Christmas Variety Show is a wonderful program of magical holiday music that the whole family will enjoy.
Kamloops Holiday Gift Guide
While many aspects of the holidays are different this year, some long standing traditions live on, such as home decorating and gift giving. As you plan to treat those you are thankful for, consider shopping local this year. For your foodie friends or those hard-to-shop-for loved ones, here are some ideas to help you find the perfect gift.
at the BC Wildlife Park
Cancelled | Virtual Event details coming soon
9077 Dallas Dr.
With the current restrictions in BC on events, the BC Wildlife Park's annual Wildlights event has been cancelled for this December. Stay tuned for an update on upcoming virtual Wildlight events. If you would still like to support the park and the animals, consider a donation to the BC Wildlife Park.
Top 10 things to do this winter
This winter, find ways to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors with your household. Winter in Kamloops offers ample activities for locals to take in the fresh air and wide-open spaces that surround our area. Frolic in the snow, tantalize your taste buds with local flavours, and refresh your spirits with the top 10 things to do this winter in Kamloops.
Light Up the Lake at Stake Lake
January 1 - 30, 2021 after 4pm
Starting January 1st, enjoy the second annual 'Light up the Lake' event at Stake Lake. With thousands of Christmas lights strung up around the main cross-country green trail around the lake, it's a beautiful sight. Tickets are available at the gate, and cost $10.
Kamloops Film Society Movies
Temporarily Closed | Consider Donating in Support
Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria Street
The Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theatre showcases diverse, high-quality films of the best in Independent, Canadian, and foreign cinemas. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the theatre is temporarily closed. You can still support the Kamloops Film Society this season by purchasing vouchers, or donating directly.
CANADIAN PACIFIC 'HOLIDAY TRAIN AT HOME' CONCERT
December 12, 2020 - 6pm
Canadian Pacific (CP) will donate to food banks in communities along its network and host a virtual concert in lieu of its regular Holiday Train program. Headliners include Serena Ryder and The Trews with additional performances from JoJo Mason, Logan Staats, and Kelly Prescott. The virtual event can be streamed live on CP Rail's Facebook page at 6pm on December 12.
The Snow Must Go On
Virtual: Dec 15 - Dec 21, 2020
Western Canada Theatre is proud to bring you 6 original, locally-produced, free videos which will be released daily at 5pm on the wctlive.ca and on their social channels. Each video is a surprise but they will be approximately 25 minutes long and include musical performances, comedy, classic stories and interactive fun for the whole family.
Meet Santa on the Big Screen
Dec 10, 12, 17, & 19, 2020
Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria Street
In partnership with The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association & Thompson Rivers University, the Kamloops Film Society presents 'Santa on the Big Screen', a virtual visit with Santa. Enjoy a holiday video chat on the gigantic theatre screen in a safe and exciting way. Each family can have a personal and interactive experience with Santa.
Woodward Christmas Tree Farm
November 21 - December 20, 2020 - 10am to 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 and offers you the chance to handpick your perfect Christmas Tree. This year you will need to book a time online in advance to enter the Christmas Tree Patch, as only 50 people can enter at one time. While you visit, stock up on tasty adult-beverage Christmas gifts from Privato Vineyard and Winery and Woodward's Cider.