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Great Holiday Events in West Kelowna

2022 Ho Ho Holidays Event Guide

It’s time to get festive! There are some great holiday events taking place in West Kelowna over the coming weeks. Use this handy Ho Ho Holidays Event Guide and make the most of this holiday season.

From Light Up events and craft markets to wine touring and photos with Santa, there is lots of holiday cheer to enjoy on the Westside in December!

 

HOLIDAY EVENT LISTINGS

Festival of Trees Light Up Celebration| November 25 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Mission Hill Family Estate | 1730 Mission Hill Rd | website link

Celebrate with the community at the 6th Annual Festival of Trees at Mission Hill Family Estate benefiting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Revel in the holiday spirit at the opening event, with live music, mulled wine and hot chocolate, and holiday treats prepared by their culinary team. Welcome the holiday season while helping to meet the goal of $50,000 in donations to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. This is a ticketed event.

 

Holiday Wreath Class | November 27 | 11:30am – 4:00pm
Little Straw Vineyards | 2815 Ourtoland Rd | website link

Enjoy an afternoon of creativity, wine and holiday spirit! All supplies are included in the ticket price, along with complimentary nibbles and a glass of white, red or mulled wine.

 

Christmas Charcuterie Wreath Class | November 27 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
The Gallery Winery | 2233 Witt Rd | website link

Learn how to make fun wreath-themed charcuterie platters and impress your guests at your next Christmas party. This special Christmas-themed charcuterie class is hosted by Give Them Brie. Ticket includes a platter, food products, wine tasting and jelly.

 

Festival of Trees Winery Experiences | November 26 – January 5
Mission Hill Family Estate | 1730 Mission Hill Rd | website link

Enjoy a brilliant forest of sparkling, sponsor-decorated trees, set outdoors on the covered Terrace and Loggia.
To further get in the holiday spirit, book a seated tasting of their Terroir and Legacy Collection wines paired with estate-grown fare. Includes a special tour of the beautifully decorated trees throughout the barrel cellar and tasting hall. All trees are sponsored in support of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. $15 from every tasting benefits the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

 

Light Up on Brown Rd | December 2 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm | Fireworks @ 8:30pm
Brown Rd | website link

Light Up will take place on Brown Road with the flipping of the switch happening at 6:00pm. There will be food vendors, kid’s activities and several community groups participating in this year’s event. Stop by the photo booth, roast some marshmallows, drop off a letter to Santa, try some crafting, watch the Zamboni bring Santa to help light up the street, or just come for the lights!

FIREWORKS! Subject to weather, these high-altitude fireworks will be set off at 8:30pm and can be viewed from any place in Westbank Center.

 

Light Up West Kelwona

 

The Festive Market | December 2, 3:00pm – 7:00pm | December 3, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Quails’ Gate Winery | 3303 Boucherie Rd | website link

Celebrate the holiday season at The Festive Market at Quails’ Gate. Enjoy a glass of wine around the fire with live, local entertainment all while checking gifts off your holiday list from their local artisan market.

 

Sip into the Season | December 3 | various wineries | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Wineries of the Westside Wine Trail | website link

Discover the magic of winter along the Westside Wine Trail with their annual Sip into the Season event. Visit participating tasting rooms for complimentary wine tastings with cookie pairings. Get your free ticket here, with an optional, but encouraged monetary donation to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

Participating wineries include: Beaumont Family Estate, Ciao Bella Winery, Grizzli Winery, Indigenous World Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate, Mt Boucherie Winery, Niche Wine Co, Off the Grid Organic Winery, Quails’ Gate Winery, Rollingdale Winery, and Volcanic Hills Estate Winery.

 

 

Christmas Market | December 3 & 4 | 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Grizzli Winery | 2550 Boucherie Rd | website link

Celebrate the holiday season and shop locally curated artisan vendors, festive photo booth, mulled wine and wine tastings. Family & Pet Friendly!
The market features a wide selection of curated vendors and artists in BC that guarantee an amazing holiday shopping experience. Grizzli Winery proudly supports professional, local talent including established brands, up-and-comers, and Etsy sellers.

 

 

Adventsmarket | December 3, 9:30am – 4:00pm | December 4, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Dogwood Nursery | 3417A Paynter Rd

The 10th Annual Adventsmarkt returns to Dogwood Nursery. This Christmas market features local vendors, food trucks, fresh BC grown Christmas trees, gifts, boughs, poinsettias and more!

 

Bakers’ Market | December 3 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
The Gallery Winery | 2233 Witt Rd | website link

A Bakers’ Market featuring some of the Okanagan’s top pastry chefs! Reggae Fusion Food Truck will also be onsite serving up their fantastic Caribbean styled food.

 

 

Polar Pancake Pajama Party | December 4 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Westbank Lion’s Community Hall | 2466 Main St | website link

A fun morning of cookie decorating, crafts, and a pancake breakfast. This holiday event is for children under 12 years of age and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required. Call the Recreation and Culture Department at 778-797-8800 for more information and to register.

Polar Pancake Pajama Party

 

JPC Holiday Open House | December 10 | various times and locations

The second annual JPC Holiday Open House returns to Black Swift Vineyards, Crown & Thieves, the hatch, The Hatching Post and Truck 59 Ciderhouse. Each location will have a mini holiday market featuring local vendors and all tasting fees are by donation with proceeds going to the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

Black Swift Vineyards | 2345 Boucherie Rd | 11:00am – 5:00pm
Take a photo in the festive photo area, grab a s’more kit and get into the Xmas spirit

The Hatching Post | 2850 Boucherie Rd | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Join in on the fun at the Xmas wreath contest and from 12:00pm -4:00pm, meet the brewer and sample from the tanks. A special smokeshow holiday brunch will take place from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

the hatch | 3225 Boucherie Rd | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Come warm yourself by the campfire while sipping on full glass wine pours all while enjoying some live carolling.

Truck 59 Ciderhouse | 3887 Brown Rd | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Stop by to enjoy some hot mulled cider or roast a few s’mores on the campfire. After that, get your pictures taken with Santa Tom, from 11:00am – 3:00pm and get crafty at the Xmas craft creation station.

Crown & Thieves | 3887C Brown Rd | 110:00am – 7:00pm
Crown & Thieves will be reaching into your pockets with Charitable Silent Auctions and Angel Share will have tasting stations for charcuterie, wine, cider, tacos, sliders, cocktails and desserts.

 

Christmas Market | December 10 & 11 | 12:00pm – 6pm
Grizzli Winery | 2550 Boucherie Rd | website link

Celebrate the holiday season and shop locally curated artisan vendors, festive photo booth, mulled wine and wine tastings. Family & Pet Friendly!
The market features a wide selection of curated vendors and artists in BC that guarantee an amazing holiday shopping experience. We proudly support professional, local talent including established brands, up-and-comers, and Etsy sellers. Visit the Grizzli Christmas Market inside the tasting room!

Christmas Market Grizzli

 

Christmas Market | December 17 & 18 | 12:00pm – 6pm
Grizzli Winery | 2550 Boucherie Rd | website link

Celebrate the holiday season and shop locally curated artisan vendors, festive photo booth, mulled wine and wine tastings. Family & Pet Friendly!
The market features a wide selection of curated vendors and artists in BC that guarantee an amazing holiday shopping experience. We proudly support professional, local talent including established brands, up-and-comers, and Etsy sellers. Visit the Grizzli Christmas Market inside the tasting room!

 

Twinkle Tour | December 1 – end of December | various locations
Want to know where the best holiday light displays are in town? Take a self-guided tour of all the Twinkle Tour entries and see West Kelowna twinkle and shine. Winners will be announced on December 2oth. Find a mobile-friendly map of all the locations on the Twinkle Tour website. The map will be updated as new locations are submitted.

 

 

Dining in the Domes
Location: Frind Winery | 3725 Boucherie Rd | website link

Dine in magical domes on the lakefront property of Frind Winery. Slip away for an evening under the stars and enjoy a specially curated dinner menu prepared by amazing chefs along with a pairing of Frind wines! Menus change on a weekly basis. The minimum reservation in each dome is 4 guests and the maximum is 6 guests. Brunch in the Dome is available Friday – Sunday.

 

Dining in the domes holiday event

 

Want to do a holiday staycation? We have some great B&Bs and hotels to stay at!

 

Enjoy the holiday cheer this season and don’t forget to tag us or use #VisitWestside in any of your photos – we love seeing people have fun!