HOLIDAY EVENTS

The 2023 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.

 

Kweseltken Kristmas Market

Nov 12 |10am - 5pm
1250 Rogers Way (Coast Kamloops Hotel)

The Kweseltken Farmers and Artisans Market will be holding one last market before the end of the year: a special Kristmas Market just in time for all of your holiday shopping needs! Find the perfect gift or pile up on stocking stuffers for the whole family, for there will be so many beautiful creations to choose from.

Woodward Christmas Trees & Winter at Privato

Nov 18 - Dec 23 & Dec 27 - 31 2023
5505 Westsyde Rd.

Experience the magic of the season at Privato's Winter Wonderland, where festive cheer fills the air. Enjoy free entry to explore activities such as hayrides, Santa photos on weekends, and cozy up by the open fire pits with s'mores kits. Capture family memories in picturesque areas and select the perfect Christmas tree from Woodward Christmas Trees. Indulge in wine and cider tastings, and bring your well-behaved furry friends to join the celebration. Exclusive perks await Wine and Cider Club members. Join us for a joyous celebration of the holiday season!

Shrek the Musical at Western Canada Theatre

Nov 23 - Dec 9, 2023
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Ave.

Celebrate the holidays with WCT this season! Based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film that captured the hearts of adults and kids of all ages, this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical brings the magic of the beloved movie to life on stage with catchy new songs, hilarious hijinx, and a treasure-trove of classic storybook characters…with a twist. Laugh-out-loud fun for the whole family, with a heart of green that proves beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Santa Claus Parade

Nov 26, 2023 | 4:00pm
Downtown Kamloops

The 43rd annual Santa Claus Parade returns to downtown Kamloops. This year's theme is A World of Celebration! It's an ode to holiday celebrations from around the world.

Christmas Community Celebration

Dec 2, 2023 | 3:00 - 7:00pm
Spirit Square at Yew Street

Celebrate the holidays at the annual Christmas Community Celebration with the North Shore Business Improvement Association, now at the vibrant Spirit Square/Yew Street! Join the festivities with Santa, the Kamloops Performance Company-Elves' hip hop dance, and the lighting of a 19ft tree. Enjoy treats, face painting, photos with Santa, and festive shopping, making this a joyous kickoff to the holiday season for the community.

Welcome Winter Block Party

Dec 9, 2023 | 12-4pm
300 Block Victoria Street

The Welcome Winter Block Party presented by Dearborn Ford Kamloops is back on December 9th from 12-4PM! Join us for an afternoon of local shopping, holiday crafts, warm drinks, and all the festive vibes (including a visit from the man himself!)

Sun Peaks Holiday Kick-Off

Dec 9, 2023 | 1-4pm
Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks presents the 11th annual Holiday Kick-Off. The village will be alive with lights and sounds of the holiday season. Enjoy your favourite holiday drink from a local café while you stroll through the village shops on your way to the Artisan Market to pick up some last-minute gifts. 

Monte Creek Holiday Artisan Market

Dec 9 & 10 2023 | 11-5pm
Monte Creek Winery | 2420 Miner's Bluff Road

Indulge in the festive spirit at Monte Creek Winerys' Second Annual Holiday Artisan Market in the Greenhouse. Sip on the delightful flavors of Monte Creek Winery's mulled wine as you explore a winter wonderland of local artisan vendors. Discover unique holiday treasures and enjoy a cozy shopping experience surrounded by the warmth of the Greenhouse. Join us for a delightful day of holiday cheer and support local artisans as you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.

 

Wildlights Festival
at the BC Wildlife Park

Dec 15, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024 | 4-9pm
9077 Dallas Dr. 

The BC Wildlife Park's Wildlights Festival returns for the 2023/24 season. Their team worked incredibly hard to set up nearly 1 million lights, endless light displays, and picture perfect scenes to capture holiday memories.

In partnership with the Canucks Autism Network, December 15th is a sensory friendly night. 

Christmas with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

Dec 16, 2023 | 2pm & 7:30pm
Dec 17, 2023 | 2pm
Sagebrush Theatre | 1300 9th Ave

Get into the holiday spirit with our annual celebration of the festive season! Featuring the KSO Chorus and students from the Kamloops Symphony Music School, this concert boasts a sparklingly jolly programme with traditional hits from the Baroque to today, full of opportunities to sing along to your favourite carols.

CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLIDAY TRAIN

Dec 16, 2023 | 5pm
Sandman Centre

‚ÄčThe Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will return to the rails this season on its first cross-continent tour in three years, following virtual concerts in the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021. The train will again raise money, food and awareness for local food banks in communities along the CP network. Musical performers in Kamloops will include Tyler Shaw and Kiesza with the show set to run from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m

Kamloops Wine Trail Holiday Open House

Dec 17, 2023
Monte Creek, Privato, Sagewood Winery 

It's our most favourite time of the year... Sip in to the season with our annual Holiday Open House. Shop for all your holiday wine and gift needs while sipping on your favourite white or red. More details to come soon. 

THE RANCH HOLIDAY SLEIGH RIDES

When there's snow on the ground | 10:30-3pm
Prichard, BC

Experience the magic of winter in Pritchard, just a short drive from Kamloops! Enjoy family fun with enchanting sleigh rides, available when the snow arrives. Reservations in advance are required. For only $15.00 per person, you'll also get hot chocolate, a cozy fire, and roasting sticks. Hurry, as spots fill up fast, especially during the festive Christmas season. Email theranchbc@gmail.com to reserve your spot and create lasting memories in the snow.

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.