With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to gear up up for the many artisan markets around the Central Okanagan where you will find everything from tasty goodies made from the bounty of local farming to cosy clothes.
We’ve come up with the definitive market list for the season.
Christmas Artisan Gift Shop
Santa’s workshop is open for business Nov. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Kelowna Hall. Every year this two-day event impresses with its juried selection of merchandise, handcrafted by fantastic Okanagan Artisans. The warm and inviting gift shop environment provides a relaxing shopping experience. Browse at your leisure then settle-up at our central cash. An event not to be missed. Admission at the door by donation to ISEE Solutions.
Touch of Christmas Crafts
Your unique one-stop Christmas experience; featuring 80 plus crafters and vendors, 50/50 draw, door prizes, online and onsite silent auction, musicians and performers, Dec. 1 at New Life Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Christmas Craft Fair
Support your local artists and crafters this holiday by visiting the fifth annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Westbank Museum and Visitor Centre, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will find a variety of treasures, including jewellery, crocheted items, tea, miniatures, birdhouses, and much more! The West Kelowna Music School will provide entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A Merry Little Fitzmas Market
Join the Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 12 to 6 p.m. for our Merry Little Fitzmas Market.
Winter Street Market
The Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market returns Dec. 1. Visit Stuart Park and Water Street and explore the festive market, skate on the Stuart Park ice rink, listen to the live music or even meet the big man in red himself. At the market you can indulge in some festive sweets and treats, munch on some delicious street food, or sip your hot chocolate by a cozy fire. Once you’ve taken all that excitement in, finish the night off with the 30th annual tree lighting celebration.
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It's November now so we can start promoting our Holiday event now right? Winter Street Market is less than a month away! Join us on December 1st for shopping, music, sweet treats, entertainment and you might even be able to sneak a photo with Santa. Want more info? Check the link in our bio. #downtownkelowna #winterstreetmarket
Arrowleaf Cellars Holiday Market
Stop by between 1o a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 to meet local vendors and pick up that perfect special something. Admission to this event is free but the winery will be collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the local food bank. Please give generously.
The winery will make a huge batch of complimentary mulled wine and wine tastings.
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On December 1 AND 2, we're inviting our favourite local crafters to set up shop in our winery. This is your chance to discover one-of-a-kindÂ gift ideas and pick up tried and true favourites that are hand-made right here in our neighbourhood. Stop by between 10am and 4pm to meet our local vendors and pick up that perfect special something. Admission to this event is FREE but we will be collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the local food bank. Please give generously. We'll be making a huge batch of complimentary mulled wine and wine tastings at our bar will be available as usual. We hope to see you on December 1 & 2!
Craft Culture Holiday Market
Prospera Place is opening its doors once again for the highly anticipated holiday event, Craft Culture. On Dec. 8 and 9 shoppers will be given the opportunity to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or loved one. Entering its sixth year, this event features more than 175 carefully selected artisans and crafters from B.C. and beyond, ranging from unique housewares to children’s toys. This is the one stop shop to enjoy the days leading up to the holidays, with family and friends. A portion of admission proceeds will be donated to Mamas for Mamas.