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Thursday, December 18

Seasonal


Free Public Skating - Stuart Park Rink

Dec. 18 6:00 AM       Stuart Park Rink, 1414 Water Street, Kelowna

Ages: All Free Public Skating - Weather & Maintenance Permitting* 6:00am - 11:00pm *Schedule is subject to change...
Santa Visits Orchard Park Shopping Centre

Dec. 18 10:00 AM       Orchard Park Shopping Centre, 2271 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm / 4:00pm – 8:00pm Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm Christmas Eve, 10:00am – 2:00pm...
Bright Nights Train and Plaza at Stanley Park

Dec. 18 12:00 PM       Stanley Park, Stanley Park, Vancouver

Open Until January 4 (Closed on Christmas Day) During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Train and Plaza at Stanley Park...
15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees (Vernon)

Dec. 18 12:00 PM       Best Western Vernon, 3914 32nd Street, Vernon

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas...
New Vintage Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Dec. 18 7:00 PM       Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

Come and see this beautiful classic Dickens play in the lovely Creekside Theatre, perfect for the whole family!

Theatre


The Contest of the Winds

Dec. 18 4:00 PM       Caravan Farm Theatre, 4886 Salmon River Rd, Armstrong

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not...
A Christmas Carol

Dec. 18 7:00 PM       Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

Come join us for this beloved holiday tradition “A Christmas Carol”. The New Vintage Theatre Company’s hit play from last...

Wineries


Wine Tasting and Virtual Tours @ Sandhill Winery

Dec. 18 9:00 AM       Sandhill Winery, 1125 Richter St, Kelowna

Open Daily 9 am to 6 pm Our Urban Winery is now open in the heart of Downtown Kelowna. Join us at the tasting room bar to...
Wine Tastings with Intrigue

Dec. 18 10:00 AM       Intrique Wines, 2291 Goldie Rd, Lake Country

Intrigue Wines, located just off Oceola Rd in Lake Country, invites you to visit our tasting room for complimentary tastings,...
Gray Monk Estate Winery - Wine Tastings

Dec. 18 10:00 AM       Gray Monk Estate Winery, 1055 Camp Rd, Lake Country

Complimentary Tastings are available daily. We are pleased to offer 4 wines for your enjoyment. Selections change daily and...
Wine Tasting @ Road 13

Dec. 18 11:00 AM       Road 13 Vineyards, 799 Ponderosa Road, Road 13, Oliver

We are open 6 days a week from November to Easter. Monday to Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm, closed Sundays and Holidays...
Wine Tasting @ CedarCreek Estate Winery

Dec. 18 11:00 AM       CedarCreek Estate Winery, 5445 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC , Kelowna

CedarCreek Estate Winery is located 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna – making it an ideal destination for locals and those...
Christmas Cocktails with Okanagan Spirits

Dec. 18 7:00 PM       Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, 267 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna

Three themed cocktails, Appetizers and Holiday Cheer hosted in our Craft Distillery

Pubs/Clubs


Live After 5: Jazz Jam

Dec. 18 5:00 PM       Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

Every Thursday there is a live Jazz Jam. We play jazz mostly from "The Real Book". Bring your instrument to play or just sit...
Anna Jacyszyn Trio

Dec. 18 6:00 PM       Ricardo's Mediterranean Kitchen, 415 Commonwealth Rd, Kelowna, BC , Lake Country

Live Music at Ricardo's...tonight Anna Jacyszyn Trio 6pm
Poker - Thursdays

Dec. 18 7:00 PM       Barley Mill Brew Pub & Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton

Free Poker Every Monday & Thursday !! WIN Barley Mill Gift Cards !! Game starts at 7 pm sharp ! Email...
Buzz Trivia

Dec. 18 7:00 PM       Barley Mill Brew Pub & Bistro, 2460 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton

Buzz Trivia hosted by DJ Skye 7pm - 10pm
Thursday Karaoke

Dec. 18 8:00 PM       Freddy's Brew Pub, 948 McCurdy Rd, Kelowna

Enjoy Karaoke after 8pm with Stan the Man!
Extreme Karaoke

Dec. 18 8:00 PM       Creekside Pub & Grill, 3929 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

A different approach to just a Karaoke Night. Join us and you will find out.
FIGHTING ORANGE

Dec. 18 8:00 PM       Minstrel Cafe & Bar, 4638 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

FIGHTING ORANGE - harmonious acoustic duo featuring Dave Beaton and Peter Glockner workin' their way through a heap of great...
Open Mic

Dec. 18 9:00 PM       O'Flannigan's Pub, 319 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna

Thursday nights is Open Mic night at O'Flannigan's Pub with our host Riaz. Bring your instruments, sign up with Riaz then hit...
Open Mic Comedy at Dakodas

Dec. 18 9:00 PM       Dakoda's Sports Bar & Grill, 1574 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

Have you ever wanted to get on stage? Kelowna's veterans alongside first timers try to make you laugh at this free and fun...
Zamboni Brothers

Dec. 18 9:00 PM       Blue Gator Bar & Grill, 441 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna

The Zamboni Brothers this Thursday for some rocking and rolling!
Habitat Presents DJ KONA, BIWWEH & FREQ E MICKEY

Dec. 18 9:00 PM       Habitat (The), 248 Leon Ave, Kelowna

Doors 9pm Visit website for full details.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Dec. 18 9:00 PM       LeVel Nightclub, 275 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Visit website for full details.
College Thursdays

Dec. 18 9:30 PM       LeVel Nightclub, 275 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Head on down to LeVel Nite Club!

Dances/Parties


THURSDAY NIGHT DANCE

Dec. 18 7:00 PM       Parkinson Activity Centre, 1700 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

DANCE to Vic & Co every Thursday night 7 – 10 p.m. Bring a friend and join us at 1700 Parkinson Way. Vic plays a good...
Salsa Thursdays Kelowna

Dec. 18 8:00 PM       Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna presents SALSA THURSDAYS 8-10:00pm Singles, Couples, All levels and ages 30 minute...

Crafts/Markets


Artsolutely

Dec. 18 9:00 AM       Vernon Community Arts Centre, 2704A Highway 6, Vernon

25 of the Okanagans finest artisans for 24 days. Stop by Artsolutely at the Vernon Community Arts Centre in Polson Park. Mon...

Art/Exhibitions


Icelandic Sculptor Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir

Dec. 18 11:00 AM       Mission Hil Family Estate Winery, 1730 Mission Hill Estate Winery, Kelowna

Mission Hill presents "Encounters with Iceland,' a major sculpture exhibition featuring 42 life size works of acclaimed...
5th Annual Under 100 Exhibition Fundraiser

Dec. 18 12:00 PM       Lake Country Art Gallery, 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

Featuring small, affordable works by over 50 Okanagan artists. *All proceeds from sales go to the Artists and to support the...

Sports


Figure Skating: Shall We Dance

Dec. 18 2:00 AM       Memorial Arena, Doyle Avenue, Kelowna

An hour of Adult Ice Skating with official Skate Canada ice dance music. Return to your roots, remember the steps, or learn to...
Public Skate - Memorial Arena

Dec. 18 1:15 PM       Memorial Arena, 1424 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Ages: All 1:15pm 2:30pm *Schedule is subject to change without notice. Please call the public Skating Hotline for up to...

Family Fun


Wednesday Night is Family Night

Dec. 18 12:00 AM       Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave, Kelowna, BC , Kelowna

Every Wednesday from 4p to 8p the Kelowna Curling Club is offering a family pack which includes 1 hour ice time for four people...
Fall Storytime @ ORL Vernon Branch

Dec. 18 10:30 AM       Okanagan Regional Library, 2800 - 30th Ave., Vernon

Fall Storytime at the Vernon Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library Stories, songs and rhymes for kids aged 2 to 5!...
Storytime @ ORL Vernon Branch

Dec. 18 10:30 AM       Okanagan Regional Library, 2800 - 30th Ave., Vernon

Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds Starts September 15th Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30am No registration is...
Fall Storytime for Preschoolers @ ORL Peachland Branch

Dec. 18 11:30 AM       Okanagan Regional Library, #40 - 5500 Clements Crescent, Peachland

Fall Storytime for Preschoolers at the Peachland Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library! Starting Thursday October 2nd...
Rotary Festival of Lights

Dec. 18 3:00 PM       Kerry Park, 1480 Mill Street, Kelowna

A fun Christmas light display for the entire family. This annual event is a cooperative effort by all the Rotary Clubs in...
Mission Lego Builders at the Mission Branch

Dec. 18 3:00 PM       Okanagan Regional Library, 4105 Gordon Dr., Kelowna

Mission Lego Builders at the Mission Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library LEGO of Your Imagination! Join us for a...
Family Après Ski

Dec. 18 4:00 PM       Big White Ski Resort, 5315 Big White Road, Kelowna

After a full day on the slopes with the family, head down to the relaxing family friendly atmosphere of the Moose Lounge in the...

Non-Profit


Kelowna AM Toastmasters

Dec. 18 6:45 AM       Royal Anne Hotel, 348 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna

Get up EARLY in the morning to improve your leadership and communication skills in a fun, supportive atmosphere. If you have...

Fundraisers


Santa Paws

Dec. 18 12:00 AM       MC College , #100 1875 Spall Road, Kelowna

From December 1-December 23, receive 15% off salon and spa services when you drop off your Canadian Tire money at Kelowna MC...
Tis the Season: in support of Kelowna Food Bank

Dec. 18 9:00 AM       MC College, #100, 1875 Spall Road , Kelowna

Donate any non-perishable food item and receive 15% off Salon and Spa services at MC College!
5th Annual Festival of Trees

Dec. 18 10:00 AM       Nk'Mip Cellars, 1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos

Visit this terrific fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital Foundation with 30 fabulous trees on display from November 22nd to...
Annual Under $300 Sale

Dec. 18 10:00 AM       Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

The Penticton Art Gallery currently has on display over 200 art works created by regional artists - both professional and...