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Saturday December 5, 2015
10AM - 5:30PM

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2015 DOWNTOWN KELOWNA LIGHT UP!

We’re excited. Like it’s-gonna-be-so-super-sweet excited. Santa is comin’ to town for the 27th Annual Downtown Kelowna Light Up! presented by Interior Savings on Saturday, December 5, 2015 and we want to celebrate! Listen to live tunes, and then make some of your own at the Wentworth Musical Instrument Zoo. Get crafty. Start your holiday shopping. Eat. Show off your ice skating skills after some face painting. Sit on Santa’s lap. Take a selfie with a holiday mascot. We even have wine tastings for the adults.

Not enough? No problem. Santa will Light Up a Christmas tree in Stuart Park at 5pm that night. It’s going to be stocking-loads-of-awesome. True story.

Not sure which activities to take part in? It’s probably safest to just do everything. You can pick up a copy of the schedule at participating venues, or download it HERE.

 

2015 LIGHT UP ACTIVITIES

December 5th, 2015 | 11AM - 5:30PM


* Schedule Subject to Change*

Ice Skating! Bring your skates, and show off your Elvis Stojko skills!
All day *weather permitting*
Stuart Park (1414 Water St.)
Free

Santa Shuffle Race 5km Fun Run & 1km Elf Walk in support of the Kelowna Salvation Army. 
9:45am – 11:30am
Rhapsody Plaza in Waterfront Park
Race registration and to donate visit www.santashuffle.ca.

Starlight Lantern Making - Create a beautiful painted paper lantern to light up the winter nights.
10:00am – 2:00pm
Kelowna Art Gallery (1315 Water St.)
$5 / person

Holiday CraftsWith the Rotary Centre for the Arts elves.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.)

Holiday Storytime
11:00am
Okanagan Regional Library (1380 Ellis St.)

Photos with Santa - Bring your camera! Courtesy of Interior Savings.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Laurel Packinghouse (1304 Ellis St.)
Free

EntertainmentSay 'Hi' and sing some songs with Trixie the Clown & Mr. Brown Knows.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Laurel Packinghouse (1304 Ellis St.)
Free

Cookie Decorating - Courtesy of CEFA Early Learning.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Laurel Packinghouse (1304 Ellis St.)
Free

Face Painting, Balloon Twisting & Hot Chocolate
11:00am - 3:00pm
Towne Centre Mall (545 Bernard Ave.)
Free

Apple Cider & Activities - Making History with Kelowna Museums.
11:00am – 4:00pm
BC Orchard Industry Museum (1304 Ellis St.)
By Donation

Musical Instrument Zoo - No more air guitar required. Warm those fingers by trying various instruments from Wentworth Music.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.); Dance Studio
Free

Complimentary Wine Tasting and Mulled Wine Some fun for the adults.
11:00am – 4:00pm
BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop (1304 Ellis St.)
Free

Complimentary 5oz Beer Tasting - When you show your Light Up Schedule.
11:00am - 6:00pm
Tree Beer Institute (1346 Water St.)

Complimentary Hot Punch
11:00am - 4:00pm
Okanagan Spirits (267 Bernard Ave.)

2 for 1 Beer Flights
11:00am - 6:00pm
BNA Tasting Room (1250 Ellis St.)
Prices may vary

Snow Queen & Snow Princess - All the way from Arendelle. Meet and Greet with photos.
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.)
Free

Park & Play Activities - Courtesy of City of Kelowna Active Living & Culture.
12:00pm – 5:30pm *weather permitting*
Stuart Park ( 1414 Water St.)
Free

Bouncy Castle - Inflatable fun.
12:00am – 5:30pm *weather permitting*
Stuart Park ( 1414 Water St.)
Free

Live Piano
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Towne Centre Mall (545 Bernard Ave.)
Free

Festive Food Enjoy popcorn from Kelowna Family Centre and hot chocolate from Kelowna Salvation Army by donation.
Stuart Park (1414 Water St.)

Holiday MascotGet a hug and a photo with Frosty or Rudolf and Big White's Loose Moose & Lucy Moose.
Stuart Park (1414 Water St.)
Free

Live Entertainment in Stuart Park
1:00pm - Kelowna Rock School
2:00pm - Voice Lab
3:00pm - Kitsch n Sync
4:00pm - Zamboni Brothers
Stuart Park (1414 Water St.)
Free

And finally ...

LIGHT UP the tree with Santa in Stuart Park
Come watch Santa Light Up the new 20 foot tree in the new portion of Stuart Park by the ice rink.
5:00pm
Stuart Park (across from City Hall on Water St)
Free

* Photos by T. Hansum & L. Miller

 THANK YOU TO OUR
2015 PRESENTING SPONSOR

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And thank you to our community partners

City of Kelowna
Kelowna Art Gallery
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Kelowna Museums
Okanagan Regional Library
Wentworth Music
Kelowna Salvation Army
Kelowna Family Centre
Big White Ski Resort
Tree Beer Institute
Okanagan Spirits

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Other good stuff

FREE parking on Saturdays on the street and in city-owned parking lots and parkades from December 5th - 31st. Thanks City of Kelowna!

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And coming soon Dec. 18 - 23!

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