Christmas Concerts and Flash Mob

During the Downtown Light Up last weekend there was a Christmas flashmob by Trinity Baptist Church.

Here is the video, as choreographed by Creators Arts Centre:

Christmas Concerts/Events in the coming week:

Willow Park hosts their ever popular Living Nativity this weekend.

Showtimes are as follows:

Friday,     Dec 9th: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec 10th: 4:30,5:30.6:30,7:30pm
Sunday,   Dec 11th: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30pm

For more information go to: http://www.castanet.net/events/living_nativity/8270

Who's that Baby? (Friday, December 9th) - An evening of Christmas music presented by St Pauls United Church: http://www.castanet.net/events/whos_that_baby/8071

Emmanuel Baptist Church (15th Ave, Vernon) is hosting an interactive Bethlehem Marketplace

You can barter for goods with real shekels, be entertained by our travelling minstrels and interact with the animals.


Hidden Gem: Saturday, December 10th Bo.ttega Farm Inn in the heart of South East Kelowna is hosting their first Christmas Open House featuring some of the Okanagan's Finest Artists, Crafters & Musicians.

Admission is $2 with all proceeds going to the Kelowna Foodbank, children are free. For more information go to: http://www.castanet.net/events/christmas_market_at_bottega/8183

Dec 15th: Magical Christmas Tales - Celebration Singers Style! For more information go to: http://www.castanet.net/events/magical_christmas_tales-celebration_singers_style/8049

My personal favorite will be Greg Sczebel and Friends at the Streaming Cafe.

The show will be simulcast on Castanet!

If you don't know who Greg is check out the videos below. He is one of the Okanagan's top musical exports.

He’s taken home nine Covenant Awards (Canadian Gospel Music Association) plus been nominated three additional times. He’s been a finalist, a semi-finalist, and a third-place winner in the well-known International Songwriting Competition (ISC). He’s been a finalist and a two-time Grand Prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, another big one.

He’s won four Shai awards (formerly the Vibe awards). He won a Western Canadian Music Award for his album Here To Stay. And, at the pinnacle for Canadian musical artists, he has won two Junos, one in 2005 for his first album (Here To Stay), and the second this year for his newest album (Love and the Lack Thereof).

Saturday December 17 at 7p.m. and  9:30p.m, Greg Sczebel and friends: Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time.

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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