Prospera Place’s annual Christmas craft fair is this Saturday and Sunday. - Image: Katie Nugent

Prospera Place’s annual Christmas craft fair is this Saturday and Sunday. - Image: Katie Nugent

Prospera Place craft fair this weekend

Kelowna craft fair leads our community calendar listings

Prospera Place is opening its doors once again for the highly anticipated Craft Culture holiday event this weekend

Entering its 5th year, the event features over 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.

“We aim to cater to all kinds of interests, hobbies and groups so that you can complete all of your holiday shopping in one place.” said event producer Karalyn Lockhart. “The event is an experience in itself where you can look through an assortment of beautiful, high quality, hand-made products, listen to the vendor’s stories, purchase that perfect gift and enjoy entertainment and live music, all under one roof.”

The City of Kelowna Santa Sleigh Bus will be parked in front of Prospera Place Sunday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and families are invited to come see the bus, bring a donation and take a photo with Santa.

Admission is $5 per person and kids under 12 are free with partial proceeds of all door sales donated to Mamas for Mamas.

The event runs Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hambleton Galleries is hosting its 55th annual winter art show on Thursday evening, featuring new works from Stephanie Gauvin, Don Berger, and Branko Marjanovic.

It’s a free event with artists in attendance, and complimentary wine tastings from Sandhill Winery. The all ages event is Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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Gather together as many tuba and euphonium players as you can, bring out the Christmas music and you have TubaChristmas. This year marks the 44th anniversary for TubaChristmas events which are presented throughout the world.

TubaChristmas Kelowna 2.0 with conductor Dennis Colpitts and special guest flute choir Fresh Flutes will be sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. Watch them for free at the Rotary Centre for the Arts Atrium on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.

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The Delta Grand Ballroom is the scene on Sunday of the Kelowna International Choir’s annual Christmas Concert to benefit the local food bank. Admission is by food or monetary donation. This concert is a KIC tradition for the past 22 years that has raised almost $65,000 for local charities.

It takes place Sunday, Dec. 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

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Rad Rover is hosting its inaugural Bark the Halls holiday get-together for the dogs of Kelowna….and their humans.

Bark the Halls is an event for the whole family at the Okanagan Mission Hall, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. Admission is free and on-leash dogs that are well-socialized are welcome.

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Drop-in sessions for crafters, new or experienced are being held every Saturday except Dec. 23 and 30 at the downtown location of the Okanagan Regional Library. Bring along your portable projects, including knitting, crocheting, felt work, bead work and more. There are opportunities to learn new crafts at the event which takes from from 10 a.m. to noon.

For all of our listings on our community calendar go to kelownacapnews.com/calendar where you can view all events and add your community event to the calendar.

 

Katie Nugent                                Prospera Place’s annual Christmas craft fair is this Saturday and Sunday.

Katie Nugent Prospera Place’s annual Christmas craft fair is this Saturday and Sunday.

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