Kelowna Weekend Events December 2-3rd

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A Festive Weekend in Kelowna: Sensitive Santa, Winter Street Market & Light Up, and Polar Pancake Pajama Party

Embrace the enchantment of December Events in Kelowna as the city transforms into a winter wonderland. This weekend, join the festivities with three unmissable events. From the heartwarming Sensitive Santa experience to the vibrant Winter Street Market & Light Up in downtown and the delightful Polar Pancake Pajama Party in West Kelowna, joy is in the air. Discover the magic, laughter, and community spirit that define this festive season in Kelowna. Welcome to a weekend of winter delight!

1. Sensitive Santa – A Magical Experience for all

Date: December 3rd, 2023
Time: Appointment-only visits
Location: The District Mall, Downtown Kelowna, 565 Bernard Avenue

Quincy & Tracey Vrecko, in collaboration with Kelowna Actors Studio and Autism Okanagan, are thrilled to present the 9th annual Sensitive Santa event in Kelowna. This heartwarming initiative brings the joy of meeting Santa to families with loved ones on the Autism Spectrum, creating a sensory-friendly environment at their new location in The District Mall.

Experience the full North Pole village magic with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves! The Vreckos understand the challenges for children with sensory sensitivities to visit Santa, and with the support of Autism Okanagan and Kelowna Actors Studio, they’ve made it possible for families to enjoy this festive tradition.

Sensitive Santa Important Info:

  • Appointment-only visits ensure a smooth and private experience.
  • No music and dim lights create a sensory-friendly environment.
  • After-hours and private bookings eliminate large crowds.

Don’t miss this magical opportunity on December 3rd, 2023, as Kelowna comes together for a heartwarming experience in partnership with Autism Okanagan and Kelowna Actors Studio.


2. Winter Street Market & Light Up – Kick Off the Holiday Season!

Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Kelowna, Stuart Park

Get ready to kick off the holiday season at the Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market & Light Up on December 2, 2023, at Stuart Park. This festive outdoor celebration is free and features artisan and market vendors, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and even Photos with Santa!

Indulge in hot chocolate by donation (proceeds to the Central Okanagan Food Bank) as you explore the market and shop at downtown businesses. Stay in the heart of Kelowna for dinner or holiday cheer with friends as the light-up ceremony begins at 5:30 PM.

Celebrate the season in style with the Winter Street Market & Light Up, bringing the community together for a day of festive fun.


3. Polar Pancake Pajama Party – A Morning of Winter Delight

Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Westbank Lion’s Community Hall, 2466 Main Street
Price: $7 per child, $12 per adult (includes full breakfast, photo booth, tattoo station, cookie decorating, and craft stations)

The City of West Kelowna invites you to the Polar Pancake Pajama Party, a delightful morning filled with winter crafts, activities, and a full breakfast for kids under 12 and their parents/caregivers. Pre-registration is required via phone @ 778-797-8800.

Make memories in your coziest pajamas as you enjoy a festive breakfast, engage in winter-themed crafts, and capture the moment at the photo booth. With activities like cookie decorating and craft stations, this event promises a morning of joy for the whole family.

Join the City of West Kelowna on December 3, 2023, for a Polar Pancake Pajama Party – a perfect way to start the day in the spirit of winter delight.

Thanks for joining us through these December events in Kelowna, we’ll see you there!


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