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Concerts  


Kelowna Kiwanis Festival

Dec 12 Various Times
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

Online registration opens Dec. 1, for the 94th Kelowna Kiwanis Festival in 2020 at http://KelownaKiwanisFestival.com. Deadline for registration is Jan. 22/20. See news release featuring local 2019 festival high achiever Hailey Lewis who also has...

St Paul's United Church Christmas Concert

Dec 12 7:00 PM
St. Paul's United Church, 1130 Springfield Rd, Kelowna

St Paul's United Church presents a musical celebration featuring Pepper Choplin's Go Sing It On The Mountain, with Choirs directed by Sylvia Clerke. Free Admission. Donations gratefully accepted. A stunning musical evening, not to be missed! Two...

Bluegrass Slow-Pitch Jam

Dec 12 7:00 PM
Bluegrass Slow-Pitch Jam, 1130 Windermere Court, Kelowna

Are you learning to play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro or upright bass? A slow-pitch jam is a fun and welcoming way to improve your playing and learn to play with others.

Theatre  


Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Nutcracker

Dec 12 4:00 PM
Caravan Farm Theatre, 4886 Salmon River Rd, Armstrong

Get ready for a spectacular retelling of Tchaikovsky’s Holiday Classic: The Nutcracker, as re-imagined for the outdoors by Director Manon Beaudoin. Featuring a cast of five actors, Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, and the beauty of the winter...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dec 12 7:00 PM
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

New Vintage Theatre and Willy Wonka invite you and your family to his chocolate factory for a delicious magical adventure December 6-19 at The Mary Irwin Theatre at Rotary Centre For The Arts.

Film  


Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts

Dec 12 6:30 AM
First Mennonite Church, 1305 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC , Kelowna

a film about a devastating decision, made over 500 years ago, which continues to profoundly impact Indigenous and Settler people worldwide. Pope Alexander VI ruled that the lands being discovered by European explorers at the time were “empty”...

Wineries  


Wine & Cheese \" The Perfect Pairing\"

Dec 12 4:00 PM
Great Estates Okanagan Wine Experience Centre, 21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton

Wine and Cheese “The Perfect Pairing” $25.00 p/p Serving wine and cheese together feels like a no-brainer but which wines work best with which cheeses? From red and white wine to dessert-styles, join us to discover the wine secrets of...

Taste of the Season Wine & Food Pairing

Dec 12 5:00 PM
Great Estates Okanagan @ The lakeside Resort, 21 Lakeshore Drive , Penticton

Each month, we create specially designed food pairings to go with a selection of exclusive wines from the Great Estates Okanagan portfolio that celebrates what's special and timely for the season. October Happy Hallowine 5:00 PM...

Fantastical Polymer Earring DIY Evening

Dec 12 6:30 PM
Red Rooster Winery, 891 Naramata Road, Penticton

MuD polymer house & Red Rooster Winery have teamed up to bring you a fantastical polymer earring DIY evening just in time for the holidays. Spend an evening at Red Rooster with Anna, the local woman behind MuD polymer jewelry, as she helps you...

Dances/Parties  


Thursday Night Dance

Dec 12 7:00 PM
Parkinson Activity Centre, 1700 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

Dance every Thursday 7 - 10 p.m. 1700 Parkinson Way. Enjoy a great old-time dance with a live band. Vic & Co play foxtrots, polkas, 2-steps, waltzes, schottisches. cha cha, rumba and probably anything you want to request. Admission is $6.00 for...

Salsa Thursdays

Dec 12 8:00 PM
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna

Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna presents SALSA THURSDAYS 8pm Singles, Couples, All levels and ages 30 minute lesson with dance to follow 421 Cawston Ave. V1Y 6Z1 (250)717-5304 $10/person or $15/2. Great exercise for body and mind. Make...

Seasonal  


Soak up the Season at the Vancouver Aquarium

Dec 12 10:00 AM
The Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Make a splash this festive season at the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 60,000 creatures, and amazing shows daily, there’s something for everyone this holiday season. • The holidays aren’t complete without a visit to see Scuba Claus....

Okanagan ChristmasFest Dec 12, 13, & 14, 2019

Dec 12 5:00 PM
Kanata Hotel and Conference Centre, 2429 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, Kelowna

Enjoy Tunes of the Season, Sip and Savour hot beverages and Holiday Treats Visit our indoor Christmas Tree Walk in support of the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Okanagan ChristmasFest presented by The Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference...

Christmas Tales (Ft. Shari Ulrich)

Dec 12 7:00 PM
New life centre, 2041 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia , Kelowna

Shari Ulrich joins Russ Rosen, Justyn Rees and Graham Ord to make a stellar cast in this fun, interactive, compelling re-telling of the first Christmas story. Dramatist/storyteller Justyn Rees with musicians Shari Ulrich (JUNO Award winner), Russ...

Crafts/Markets  


LIght Up the Arts

Dec 12 10:00 AM
Summerland Arts & Cultural Centre, 10105 Main St.Summerland, Summerland

Visit the Summerland Community Arts Council's Christmas Gift Market starting on Friday, November 29th at 4 pm. 10105 Main St. in downtown Summerland. We'll be open Tuesday to Saturday until December 24th. Shop for unique handcrafted art and gifts...

Drop In - Pick a Project

Dec 12 10:00 AM
Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio, #102 - 1974 Moss Court, Kelowna

Rustic Chalk Decor now offers Drop In time, where you can come in on a whim & paint a beautiful wooden sign with over 20 design choices, OR book ahead and choose from several of our most popular projects! We always have the following...

Sip & Create - Wooden Coasters & Signs

Dec 12 6:30 PM
Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio, #102 - 1974 Moss Court, Kelowna

Sip some wine & embrace your creative side with us at the Rustic Chalk Decor DIY Studio! Come solo or as a couple, or come with your girlfriends, and make a festive wooden sign for your holiday home decor, or make a custom coaster set - we have...

Art/Exhibitions  


Artists of the Okanagan

Dec 12 9:00 AM
Peachland Art Gallery, 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC, Peachland

This coming Saturday, November 9, the final exhibition of the year will have arrived. All Okanagan artists will have had the opportunity to offer their best works prior to the Christmas gift-giving season. This year 42 artists will be showcasing...

Feature Exhibit: Steeped in our Traditions

Dec 12 10:00 AM
Lake Country Museum and Archives, 11255 Okanagan Centre Rd. W., Lake Country

Steeped in our traditions is a new exhibit featured at Lake Country Museum and Archives. It includes a handmade Girls Festival Doll display and illustrates the importance of tea and the ceremony around consumption.

Under 500 Exhibition and Sale

Dec 12 10:00 AM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2019 through December 23, 2019 Art Drop-Off Dates: Works can be dropped off or shipped to the gallery between Friday, October 18, 2019 and Thursday, November 7, 2019. Each year the gallery puts a call out to artists...

Hockey: More Than Just A Game

Dec 12 10:00 AM
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna

Hockey is many things – shinny on a frozen pond, the sweat-soaked smell of a locker room, a winning wrist shot, a roaring crowd. But most of all, it is an enduring national passion that brings Canadians together regardless of geography,...

Under 100 Exhibition

Dec 12 10:00 AM
Lake Country Art Gallery, 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country

The Under 100 exhibition/art sale shows over 700 pieces of artwork that are all priced under $100, with new art being added every Wednesday. We are open 10-4 pm, 7 days a week and until 9 pm on Thursdays, with a Night Market on Dec 5, from...

Ornamented + Long Night's Journey Exhibition

Dec 12 11:00 AM
PDCAC Gallery at the Leir House Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave, Penticton

The PDCAC presents a dual themed group exhibition, Long Night’s Journey + Ornamented featuring artists from across the Okanagan. A Long Night’s Journey explores the darker days as we slip through time to a new year. Ornamented is a celebration...

Keeping and Preserving Your Photos Part II

Dec 12 12:30 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

Preservation + Conservation Workshops We create, receive, and keep records throughout our lives. They have emotional, legal, financial, or administrative value. This series of workshops will explain what should be kept, how to keep it, in which...

Under 500 Exhibition + Sale

Dec 12 5:00 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2019 through December 23, 2019 Art Drop-Off Dates: Works can be dropped off or shipped to the gallery between Friday, October 18, 2019 and Thursday, November 7, 2019. Each year the gallery puts a call out...

The 7 Stages of Blank - Ski Movie Screening

Dec 12 7:30 PM
Slackwater Brewing, 218 Martin St, Penticton

Join us for an exclusive Penticton screening of the new movie from Salomon and The Blank Collective – The 7 Stages of Blank. In the pursuit to capture the seven stages we all go through as skiers throughout a season in the...

Courses  


Taoist Tai Chi®

Dec 12 10:00 AM
Francophone Cultural Centre, 702 Bernard Ave, Kelowna

Join classes anytime! You are welcome and encouraged to participate in as many classes as you like. To join simply attend the class of your choice and and talk to the instructor. Start your path to better health. Everyone welcome! Questions?...

Preservation + Conservation Workshops

Dec 12 12:30 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

"Keeping and Preserving Your Photos Part II" We create, receive, and keep records throughout our lives. They have emotional, legal, financial, or administrative value. This series of workshops will explain what should be kept, how to keep it,...

Rosé Styles: BC & Around the World

Dec 12 7:00 PM
Okanagan College - Penticton Campus, 583 Duncan Ave. West, Penticton

An educational tasting session, with Pénélope Roche, to learn and experience Rosé styles from B.C. and around the world. You must be 19 years of age to register for this class.

Family Fun  


Child Minding (Ages 0-5)

Dec 12 Various Times
Kelowna Family YMCA, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC , Kelowna

Parents, enjoy a workout or swim in the facility while your children are in the care of qualified staff and volunteers. We provide supervised play with age-appropriate toys, arts, crafts, and special care for babies. 1.5 hour time limit. Days:...

Salt Dough Ornament

Dec 12 3:30 PM
Westside Learning Lab, Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre #216 - 525 Hwy 97 South West Kelowna, BC., West Kelowna

Make salt dough ornaments - Create your own salt dough and make a hand imprint to take home to dry. Also, paint a premade salt dough ornament at the Lab. Parent/caregiver must stay with their school aged children at this event. This is not a...

Kids Day Camps  


JKA Shotokan Karate Thursday (Ages 4-10)

Dec 12 3:15 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

The beginner kids will learn traditional karate basics and get the opportunity to train in the newest, most innovative athletic methods to improve the students’ potential. This class will help our students better understand the importance...

[email protected]

Dec 12 3:45 PM
Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton

This drop-in program is open to those aged 11 to 14 on Thursday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:45pm. Students draw, paint and focus on projects of particular interest to them. [email protected] is starting up again for fall 2019! The first class will be...

Youth leadership Development (Ages 12-15)

Dec 12 4:00 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

Making an impact starts here. Our Youth Leadership Development program will help teens get to know themselves better while learning fundamental leadership skills and making new friends in a fun, inclusive environment. Through a variety of...

Boys In Action (Ages 10-14)

Dec 12 6:00 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

This program is just for the guys! Our awesome leaders use a variety of fun, active and engaging activities to promote healthy living, encourage positive friendships and give boys an opportunity to build on lifelong skills.

Girls Unite (Ages 10-14)

Dec 12 6:00 PM
Kelowna Family Y, 375 Hartman Road, Kelowna

We want all girls to embrace their unique qualities and shine bright like a star! Have your girl join our inspiring leaders to participate in activities designed to celebrate, encourage and empower girls as well as build strong friendships and...

Meetings  


Penticton Toasties-Toastmaster meeting

Dec 12 4:45 PM
Penticton Recreation Centre, Uptairs meeting room 2, 325 Power Street, Penticton, Penticton

It’s the little things that make a big difference to being effective communicators: your approach, attitude, and how you feel all affect how you speak. Think of giving a speech as having a conversation and not as a performance which must be...

*NEW SMART RECOVERY MEETING*

Dec 12 7:00 PM
Metis Community Services Society of BC, 147 Park Road, Kelowna

SMART Recovery is an addiction recovery program that is a leading alternative to the twelve step approach. A 4-point program that teaches us to; 1) Build and Maintain Motivation 2) Cope with urges 3) Manage Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours...

Non-Profit  


12 Days of Tastings at the BC VQA Wine Info Centre

Dec 12 1:00 PM
BC VQA Wine Information Centre, 533 Vees Drive, Penticton

Join us at our annual 12 Days of Tasting as wineries from all over the Okanagan take a turn pouring their wines in these great complimentary tastings. December 12- Clos du Soleil (Keremeos)  December 13 – Corcellettes (Keremeos)  December...

Comedy  


Totally Free Open Mic Comedy at Dakoda's

Dec 12 7:00 PM
Dakoda's Sports Bar & Grill, 1574 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna

This is where Kelowna's top comics test out their newest material! New comics, experienced comics, and everyone in between . We often have as many as 40 comics on the show! This is a big event and its free! 2 hosts! 2 feature showcase spots!...

Sports  


OGC Kinder Gym Parent & Tot

Dec 12 9:00 AM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your child ages 2.5-4 years old to our Terrific 2\'s &3\'s Parent & Tot class every Thursday from 9:00-9:45 am. This 45 minute parent participation class will be led by a NCCP certified gymnastics coach to introduce your child to the...

OGC Kinder Gym

Dec 12 10:15 AM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your child age 4-5 years old to our Fabulous 4's class every Thursday from 10:15-11:15 am. This 1 hour independent class will be led by a NCCP certified gymnastics coach to introduce your child to the sport of gymnastics. Kids will be active...

OGC Preschool Drop-in

Dec 12 10:30 AM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Can't commit to an entire session of classes? Drop In instead! We offer preschool drop-ins for children 5 years of age and under every Thursday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult and up to 3 children per adult....

OGC Kinder Gym

Dec 12 3:15 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your child age 5-6 years old to our Fantastic 5's class every Thursday from 3:20-4:20 pm. This 1 hour independent class will be led by a NCCP certified gymnastics coach to introduce your child to the sport of gymnastics. Kids will be active...

OGC Intermediate Girls Classes

Dec 12 3:30 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Intermediate Girls #1 class every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm. This 1 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor follows our Foundations Girls class and is the next step for your child to continue...

OGC Intermediate Girls Classes

Dec 12 4:30 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Intermediate Girls #2 class every Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm. This 1.5 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor follows our Intermediate Girls #1 class and is the next step for your child to...

OGC Foundations Girls Classes

Dec 12 5:15 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Foundations Girls class every Thursday from 5:20-6:20 pm. This 1 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor will introduce your child to the sport of gymnastics. The girls will follow a certification...

OGC Advanced Girls Classes

Dec 12 6:00 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your girls ages 6-14 to our Advanced Girls class every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm. This 2 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor follows our Intermediate Girls #3 class and is the next step for your child to continue within...

OGC Tumbling Co-ed Classes

Dec 12 6:15 PM
Okanagan Gymnastics Centre , 365 Hartman Rd, Kelowna

Bring your kids ages 8-13 to our Tumbling class every Thursday from 6:20-7:20 pm. This 1 hour class led by a NCCP certified gymnastics instructor will introduce your child to tumbling. In this class athletes will be working on cartwheels, front...

Pubs/Clubs  


LEGION LUNCH THURSDAY

Dec 12 11:30 AM
KELOWNA LEGION, 1380 Bertram Street, Kelowna

LIVER & ONION LUNCH plus Chef Special Lunch at the Legion every Thursday 11:30-1:00pm. Come join us from some home made meals! Everyone welcome! Members and guests welcome! Anyone can become a member!

Taste of the Season Monthly Wine & Food Pairing Series - The Holiday Feast

Dec 12 5:00 PM
Great Estates Wine Experience Centre, 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton

The Holiday Feast Thu, Dec 12, 2019 Venue: Great Estates Wine Experience Centre | 21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton Time: 5:00pm Price: $25 per person Wines to go with that special holiday meal from first to last course Featured wine and food...

Memphis Blues Acoustic Music With Poppa Dawg

Dec 12 5:30 PM
Memphis Blues BBQ House 289 Bernard Ave, 120-7841 Highway 97, Kelowna

Rick 'Poppa Dawg' Halisheff plays live acoustic blues, soul and Americana music from 5:30 til 8:00. Blues and BBQ in downtown Kelowna and fun for the whole family!

Blind Tasting

Dec 12 6:00 PM
BC VQA Wine Information Centre, 533 Vees Drive, Penticton

Have you ever wondered what it is like to taste a without knowing what it was? Learn how in this great seminar! With no preconceived ideas of what the wine is, blind tastings can heighten your senses and make you dive more deeply into the...

Blues at Dunnenzies with Super Wicked Awesome

Dec 12 8:00 PM
DunnEnzies Pizza and Parlour , 4638 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, Kelowna

Super Wicked Awesome featuring Karl Hourigan is playing blues and rock and more at Dunnenzies In the Mission on Thursday December 12.

Thursday Night Blues With Poppa Dawg & Friends

Dec 12 9:00 PM
Blue Gator Bar & Grill, 441 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna

Blues, Soul, R&B and Motown live music with Rick 'Poppa Dawg' Halisheff, Grant Jones and Greg Donskov from 9 til Midnight and no cover charge!

Trivia/Gaming  


Trivia Thursdays at Kelly O'Bryan's West Kelowna!

Dec 12 8:00 PM
Kelly O\'Bryan\'s West Kelowna, 3470 Carrington Avenue, West Kelowna

Tremendous Trivia is pleased to present an evening of fun, challenging, and always entertaining trivia games at Kelly O'Bryan's West Kelowna! Included are general knowledge questions for all ages and abilities, a visual round, 2 Name That Tune...

The Emcee Presents Thursday Night Trivia

Dec 12 8:30 PM
97th Street Pub, 2400 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, Kelowna

Join us for a fun filled, interactive and entertaining evening of Trivia on Thursday Nights at 97th Street Pub! The Emcee Entertainment combines traditional Pub Trivia with a focus on entertainment, fun and laughter that you won't find anywhere...

The Emcee Presents Thursday Night Trivia

Dec 12 8:30 PM
97th Street Pub, 2400 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, Kelowna

Join us for a fun filled, interactive and entertaining evening of Trivia on Thursday Nights at 97th Street Pub! The Emcee Entertainment combines traditional Pub Trivia with a focus on entertainment, fun and laughter that you won't find anywhere...

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