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Stuart Park by: Layla Miller

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We’re excited. Like it’s-gonna-be-so-super-sweet excited. Santa is comin’ to town for the 26th Annual Downtown Kelowna Light Up! presented by Interior Savings on Saturday, December 6, 2014 and we want to celebrate! Decorate a cookie to devour. 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 ginormous Christmas tree and the Kelowna Rotary Festival of Lights in Kerry 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.

 

2014 LIGHT UP! ACTIVITIES

December 6th, 2014 | 10AM - 5:30PM


* Schedule Subject to Change*

Ice Skating! Bring your skates, and show off your Elvis Stojko skills!
All day
Stuart Park (1430 Water St.)
Free
* weather permitting*

Santa Shuffle Race Chase those elves and support your local Salvation Army. 
9:45am – 11:30am
Prospera Place Plaza (1223 Water St.)
For registration costs and to sign up visit www.santashuffle.ca. Want to donate to The Salvation Army? Please visit www.kelownasalvationarmy.ca

Park & Play Activities - Courtesy of City of Kelowna Active Living & Culture.
10:00am – 3:00pm (dusk)
RCA Common ( 421 Cawston Ave.)
Free

Bouncy Castle - Courtesy of Downtown Kelowna Association.
10:00am – 3:00pm (dusk)
RCA Common ( 421 Cawston Ave.)
Free

Starlight Lantern Making - Create a beautiful painted paper lantern to light up the winter nights.
10:00am – 4:00pm
Kelowna Art Gallery (1315 Water St.)
$5 / person

Face Painting, Balloon Twisting & Hot Chocolate
11:00am - 3:00pm
Towne Centre Mall (545 Bernard Ave.)
Free. Don't miss entering the Countdown to Christmas Contest for a chance to win $100, $200 or $500 to spend in Towne Centre Mall (no purchase necessary).

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

Cookie Decorating - Courtesy of the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort elves.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Laurel Packinghouse (1304 Ellis St.)
Free

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

Complimentary Wine TastingSome fun for the adults, too!
11:00am – 4:00pm
BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop (1304 Ellis St.)
Free

Holiday CraftsWith the Rotary Centre for the Arts elves.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.)
By food donation to the Kelowna Community Food Bank

EntertainmentSay 'Hi' and sing some songs with Trixie the Clown & Mr. Brown Knows.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.)
Free

Face PaintingAll sorts of fun and beautiful faces thanks to the Fairy Tale Face Painting elves. Activity courtesy of Downtown Kelowna Association.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.)
Free

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

Reindeer Roundup Scavenger Hunt Help find Santa's reindeer in the library before Christmas! All participating families will be entered into a prize draw.
11:00am – 4:00pm
Okanagan Regional Library (1380 Ellis St.)
Free

Tasting & ToursShow your Light Up! schedule and get 15% off a bite, pint or flight! Free tours available with the brewers, too.
11:00am - 6:00pm
Tree Beer Institute (1346 Water St.)

Live Piano - Enjoy live music by Robin Jarman. Don't miss entering the Countdown to Christmas Contest for a chance to win $100, $200 or $500 to spend in Towne Centre Mall (no purchase necessary).
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Towne Centre Mall (545 Bernard Ave.)
Free

Light Up! Your heART Market Join the artists at heART school to start your artful holiday gift shopping. Gifts starting from $5. Come see our space - we could be the host to your next party! Facebook event page.
12:00pm – 8:00pm
heART school gallery (1546 Pandosy St.)
Free admission.

Holiday Movies Enjoy a fun holiday movie by donating a new toy or making a cash donation to the Kelowna Community Food Bank.
Movies and showtimes to be confirmed.
Paramount Theatre (261 Bernard Ave.)

Holiday MascotGet a photo with Frosty, Rudolph, Christmas Bear and Big White Ski Resort's Loose Moose & Lucy Moose.
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Kerry Park (by the 'Sails', 1480 Mill St.)
Free

Festive FoodMini donuts, hot drinks, cotton candy & more.
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Kerry Park (by the 'Sails', 1480 Mill St.)
Prices will vary 

Live Entertainment in Kerry Park
3:00pm - New Vintage Theatre - Come watch a scene from their A Christmas Carol show
3:30pm - Winter Warm-Up Zumba Class with oranj fitness
4:00pm - Zamboni Brothers
Kerry Park (by the 'Sails', 1480 Mill St.)
Free

Blenz on Bernard Evening Art MarketEnjoy a warm drink and check out six local artists selling unique gifts, greeting cards and original art. Facebook event page.
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Blenz Coffee (297 Bernard Ave.)
Free

And finally ...

Santa's LIGHT UP! in Kerry Park
Come watch Santa Light Up! the community tree & the Kelowna Rotary Festival of Lights display.
5:00pm
Kerry Park (by the 'Sails', 1480 Mill St.)
Free

 


 

 Missed out on Light Up! 2013? Check the video below!


* Photos by T. Hansum & L. Miller

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THANK YOU TO OUR
2014 COMMUNITY
PARTNERS

 City of Kelowna

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Towne Centre Mall

 

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Free parking on Saturdays on the street and in city-owned parking lots and parkades from December 6th - 31st!
Thanks City of Kelowna!

 

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Urge to do something good? Love to give back to the community? We need lots of friendly elves to help run this festive, free event. Check out the opportunities and sign up in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link:
      http://vols.pt/JgzZyc 
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. View the volunteer
      opportunities and choose
      your spots!

We will not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email, please contact Brittany (250.862.3515) and we can sign you up manually. Thanks!

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