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What's Happening Dec. 9 - 15 In And Around Vernon?

It is another jam packed week of activities for all ages in the North Okanagan.

Below is a snapshot of what's happening in the coming week.


December 9 2017, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Public Skate @ Centennial Outdoor Rink
The Centennial Outdoor Rink can sometimes be closed due to weather conditions and holiday schedules. For up to date schedules please call the schedule line or visit the website provided.
All outdoor skates are free!

Helmets are mandatory for all youth 10 & under and are recommended for all other skaters.

December 9 2017, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Artsolutely @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Artsolutely is the Arts Council of the North Okanagan’s annual fundraiser, which takes place here at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Artsolutely is an annual shopping extravaganza and Vernon’s one-stop shop for fun and unique hand-made Christmas gifts. Featuring the Okanagan’s best artists selling their finest wares in different mediums such as paintings, drawings, glass, fibre, jewellery, ornaments, pottery, woodcarvings, natural products, and more!
Join us for Artsolutely! The most vibrant art and artisan sale in the North Okanagan. Running from Dec 1-24, find all your Christmas gifts in one spot. 25 of the Okanagan's best artists will be selling their finest paintings, drawings, fibre arts, jewellery, glass, pottery, photography, woodcarvings, soaps, and more!
This impressive annual juried show and sale is the Arts Council of the North Okanagan's 12th annual fundraiser. Art in the Heart of Polson Park!
Mondays-Fridays 9:00 am-7:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am-5:00pm
Sundays 12:00pm-4:00pm

December 24th open 9:00AM-1:00PM

December 9 2017, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Armstrong Farmers' Christmas Market @ The St Joseph's Hall
Come do your Christmas shopping there will be crafts and goodies galore with local vendors!

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lumby Indoor Artisan Market @ The Lumby United Church
Free samples, games, kids circle at 11 am, live music at 1 pm

Arts and Crafts Market, Artisan Market, Vintage Items, Second-hand Clothing
Concession: Coffee, tea, hot dogs, soup, cookies, butter tarts
11 am each Saturday- Kids Activity (story time, puppet show, etc.)
Free cup of coffee and a bowl of soup for Vendors each Saturday. Vendors Fee $10 for drop-in, contact us to be approved as a Vendor.
$7.40 a market for 2017/2018 season ($192 for 26 Saturdays) please note no market on Nov. 11 and Dec.30, 2017.

Grand Opening October 21, 2017, 10 am-3 pm.

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Home for the Holidays! Explore Armstrong @ Downtown Armstrong
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season in Armstrong!

Downtown is a one-stop shopping experience where you can find that perfect something for someone special, find a great card and gift wrap, ship out-of-town parcels, order holiday flowers and pick up groceries - all while enjoying free unlimited parking!

Finished your shopping? There is still lots to do here. Check out the Christmas Armstrong Farmers' Market, enjoy a horse & wagon ride through town, see all the beautiful trees at the 5th Annual Festival of Trees hosted by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery, visit local artisans at The Wild Oak Cafe, Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre or Armstrong Towne Centre Mall.

On the street you will find not-for-profit groups with hot chocolate, treats, strolling carolers and probably even Santa Claus himself!

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Free Gingerbread Man Decorating @ The Vernon Teach and Learn Ltd.
Get into the holiday spirit with FREE Gingerbread Decorating at Vernon Teach and Learn Ltd. December 9, 16 and 23 between 10 am - 12 pm. Hang your Gingerbread Man on your tree, or eat him on your way home. The choice is yours!

This is a ticketed event with limited space.

Details including a link to the tickets page will be posted in the coming weeks.

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Visits with Santa in #DowntownVernon @ The Colour Time Ceramic Studio
Santa will be visiting #DowntownVernon this holiday season. Every Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm, children from Greater Vernon and beyond are invited to our downtown businesses who will be hosting him. Rumour has it that Mrs. Claus might even make an appearance.
December 9th @ Colour Time Ceramic Studio

No tickets required! Just show up.

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Letters to Santa @ Castanet
Whether naughty or nice, children of Greater Vernon are invited to Castanet on December 9th between 10 am and 12 pm to write their Letters to Santa.

Just drop in! This is a free, non-ticketed event.

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Gold Mountain Dream Travelling Exhibit @ Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Royal BC Museum’s travelling exhibit Gold Mountain Dream! is on now through to February 24, 2018 at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives. Gold Mountain Dream! – created by the Royal BC Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History – tells the personal stories and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia shores in search of gold. It is a fascinating account of adventure, heartbreak and social upheaval.
Visit the museum and see how the gold rush not only changed the landscapes and lives in BC, but how this monumental event changed China, as people flocked to a rugged land in search of fortune. Admission is by donation.

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sveva Caetani Exhibit @ The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Due to the great response and interest, the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is extending the Showcase Exhibition on Sveva Caetani and her life. The exhibition, located in the Allan Brooks gallery at the museum will remain until December 23rd, 2017 to allow everyone the opportunity to take it in. Admission to the exhibit is by donation
We will also show the 1983 film of Sveva discussing her Recapitulation series on Wednesdays only from 12:00pm -1:30pm.
The museum is open 10am-4:30pm Tuesday to Saturday. For more information please call the phone number provided.

December 9 2017, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Movies @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
Movie show-line – 250-545-0303
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell: A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS – 111 MIN
Showing 3:00PM
Rated 14A
Judi Dench: VICTORIA & ABDUL – 111 MIN
Showing 5:00PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell: A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS – 104 MIN
Showing 7:00PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated 14A
Denzel Washington: ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.  – 129 MIN
Showing 9:00PM – EXCEPT Monday
Rated PG

December 9 2017, 11:00 AM
Free Ornament Decorating @ The Colour Time Ceramics
Get crafty and head to Colour Time Ceramic Studio December 2, 9, 16 or 23 for FREE Ornament Decorating. This is a great way to create a gift from the heart, or to take a break and relax amidst all of the shopping and events. Open to all ages.

This activity it ticketed. Spaces limited.

December 9 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Storytelling @ Bookland
Settle in for a cozy morning of storytelling at Bookland Vernon in Downtown Vernon. This FREE activity has limited space available.

Tickets and further details available in late November.

December 9 2017, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
8th Annual Alternative Gift Fair @ The Schubert Centre
Schubert Centre hosted by Junior Chamber International Vernon. ABNC will present nature-inspired gifts for you to pick up for those on your list. ABNC Memberships will also be available for purchase at this event. Give the gift of nature this year!
The fair offers holiday shoppers an easy way to buy gifts of charitable donations and to support their favourite causes. Each participating organization offers a variety of meaningful “gifts that keep giving” in price ranges that start as low as $10. Shoppers receive cards and inserts, identifying their donations to give to their loved ones.
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December 9 2017, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Victorian Christmas @ The O'Keefe Ranch
Enjoy a festive celebration of good cheer and merriment! Tour the decorated historic buildings, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or cider. Warm your toes with a walking tour of the Mansion, and explore the General Store warmed by the old wood stove. There will be fresh baked cookies available and roasted chestnuts by the fire, alongside Christmas carolers. The kids can stroll through the village by horseback and make some crafts to take home too. New this year, Evangelist Bernhard Kleckers from the New Apostolic Church will be giving a service in the St. Anne’s Church, accompanied by musicians Rob Dinwoodie and Dixon Zalit at 2:30 both days. Gralyn Haller of Gralyn J Photography will be onsite to take your family photos in the Victorian sleigh. Cost: $10 per person at the door or $30 for a family of 5, kids under 5 are free.

December 9 2017, 1:00 PM
The Downtown Vernon Association presents: Free Holiday Movies @ Vernon Towne Cinema
Get cozy and relax at the Vernon Towne Cinema December 2, 9, 16 or 23 with FREE holiday movies. There are 50 tickets up for grabs for each Saturday on the Downtown Vernon Association website. Save or print your ticket and show it to the ticket booth upon arrival. Thanks to City of Vernon - Activate Life parking is free downtown-wide on these days.


Schedule as follows:

December 2 - The Grinch
December 9 - Home Alone
December 16 - The Christmas Story
December 23 - The Polar Express

December 9 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Egg-citing Science @ The Okanagan Science Centre
How many experiments using eggs can we fit into 1 hour?  Come find out!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

December 9 2017, 2:00 PM
Christmas Around The World @ The Trinity United Church
Tickets are still only $12.00, children 12 and under get in for FREE. Tickets are available at The Schubert Centre, and from choir members, and if still available, at the door.
This year our choir is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary. We will be singing carols from a number of different countries, and also have several wonderful carols for the audience to sing along with us.
Our Guest Artist is Christopher Dioughy with some violin and piano. Our Conductor is Terry Logan, with Marjorie Close as our Accompanist.
This concert will surely get you into the Christmas Spirit!

December 9 2017, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Bantam A Female Hockey: Kamloops vs. Vernon @ Kal Tire Place
Come cheer on your local girls!

December 9 2017, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bethlehem Star @ Emmanuel Baptist Church
As you journey through Bethlehem, you'll begin by signing the census, just as those long ago, had to register each family in Bethlehem. Then you'll discover a marketplace, where local traders display their wares and let you sample their products. Use some authentic shekels to purchase items in the marketplace, and pay taxes with whatever you have left!
You'll be transported through time as you enter the town of Bethlehem and see how people would have played, learned the Hebrew language and experience the sights and sounds of one of the most famous places on earth. You'll even have the opportunity to dress up and have your photo taken at our special photo booth, share your memories with friends and family who may not have had the opportunity to visit for themselves.
Finally, there'll be an opportunity to round off the evening with our drama produced exclusively for Bethlehem Star.

December 9 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Gyro Chair Rides @ Okanagan Science Centre
Train to be an astronaut and take a spin on our gyro chair.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

December 9 2017, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Toonie Swim @ The Vernon Recreation Centre
A public swim at a bargain price! $2. All pools will be open and on a rotational basis, the climbing wall, diving board, rapids channel, bubble pit, raindrop, rope swing & slide will be available. Sauna, steam room & hot tub always open. The lap pool will have 3 lanes open.

December 9 2017, 6:00 PM
BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Penticton Vees @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!

December 9 2017, 6:30 PM
The Pirates of Penzance @ 27th Street Theatre
The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.
Tickets are moving pretty quickly! Grab a friend, pick a date, and CALL or Visit Seaton School. TODAY!
Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7:30.

December 9 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Andrew Allen: All Hearts Come Home @ The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
Tickets are:
$30 Adult
$25 Senior
$25 Students
Andrew Allen is back again for another Christmas spectacular... featuring tons of special guests, your favorite Christmas songs, and of course the hits he's known by... including his top 10 tunes, 'I Want You' and 'Loving You Tonight', plus his #1 Holiday Favorite 'I Wanna Be Your Christmas'! If you've never caught one of Allen's shows, you can expect fun stories, great songs, and a multitude of talented musical stylings from a host of local artists and students! 'All Hearts Come Home' has become an annual tradition for Andrew, so grab your tickets before it sells out and come celebrate the best part of the holidays with an evening of music!

December 9 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Virgil Caine @ The Spinners Sound Centre
Virgil Caine is the newest musical project for James Taylor and Charlie Veaudry.
James and Charlie first met more than 10 years ago at neighbourhood jams with other musical friends. Over the years these jam sessions developed into a keen interest to explore a blend of their musical styles. Both are intrigued to delve into what happens when you take a contemporary, rock/jazz/blues electric lead guitar and play it over top of the solid rhythm style of a country/folk/bluegrass guitar. Throw in some vocal harmonies and it sounds like even more fun!
Coming from almost 10 years with The Goods, James is always keen to explore some new sounds.

December 9 2017, 7:30 PM
Two 1-Act Plays @ The Powerhouse Theatre
Him & Her: Him & Her follows the highs and lows of a relationship as they navigate through familiar arguments and the difficult nature of truth. This short, two-person one-act play is written and directed by Keyanna Burgher.

The Whole Shebang: "What if the entire universe was just some nerd's science project?" In a classroom in a dimension far beyond ours, a student is striving for a "Master of the Universe" degree gives an oral presentation on an unusual thesis -- the creation of the heavens and the earth.
$18 All Seats
» Buy Tickets Online Now! «
or call 250-549-SHOW (7469)
Two 1-Act Plays

December 9 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The Lake Country Big Band Presents: The Swingin' Christmas Fundraiser @ The Creekside Theatre
The annual, A Swingin’ Christmas, has become a Lake Country tradition. Through this performance, the band has raised thousands of dollars for the local food bank. This year’s concert is on Dec. 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Creekside Theatre.
This concert marks the end of a long tradition of Atherton family participation. Eddie and Mary provided leadership to the band for 15 years after starting it to give their children and local musicians a chance to play in a jazz band. Mary continued to perform until November 2017. Several of their children joined over the years; Annie on sax, Zach on trumpet and Dominique, Fran, and Mark as vocalists on occasion. Eddie wrote a number of charts for the band including the popular Blues to Go. The Atherton’s contribution to the music community in Lake Country will be missed with their move to Victoria at the beginning of December. Lake Country Big Band

The Lake Country Big Band was formed in 2000 under the leadership of Eddie Atherton. The band is a full traditional big band, including saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Two vocalists also perform with the band. Don MacKay took over directing the group in 2015. Most of the members live in Lake Country and surrounding communities. They’re dedicated musicians who love practicing and performing with the band.
Music is selected from hundreds of charts in the library. Think of the swinging, lively music of Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, and the Dorsey brothers, as well as the jazz greats, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Modern stage band music and arrangements of pop music round out most performances.
Lake Country Big Band has performed at numerous events in the community including Canada Day festivities, Art Walk, Christmas Light Up, and Remembrance Day Services. They have also appeared at various fund-raisers for schools, churches, and community groups.

December 9 2017, 8:00 PM
Evan Wilds @ The Match Eatery & Public House
Evan Wilds will be playing all your favourites 2 nights in a row!

December 10 2017, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday Brunch with Santa @ Predator Ridge
Brunch Reservations are now being taken between 9:00am - 2:00pm. Please BOOK ONLINE or call (250) 542-3436

Get your photo taken with Santa and join us for our annual Christmas themed SundayBrunch this December.
Please note that Santa will arrive at 9:30am and will be leaving each brunch at 1:30pmsharp (no exceptions).

$36.95 adults*
$33.95 seniors*
$18.95 children (6-12)*
FREE! children (5 and under)

Book your reservation online or call (250) 542-3436 or toll-free at (888) 578-6688.

Enjoy our Christmas themed array of amazing brunch items including chef attended food stations, fresh ocean wise seafood, gourmet desserts and a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items.

* Plus applicable taxes & gratuities.

December 10 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Veterans Christmas Dinner @ Royal Canadian Legion
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 is pleased to host their annual 'Veterans Christmas Dinner'.

All veterans and their companion are invited to attend this dinner at no charge.

RSVP to Marilyn at the Legion contact information provided.

December 10 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ramble: Mineral, Vegetable, Animal, Human @ The Caetani Centre
  • $125 for 4 sessions or $50 for an individual class
    • Mineral: Sunday September 17, 1 – 4pm
    • Vegetable: Sunday October 15, 1 – 4pm
    • Animal: Sunday November 12, 1 – 4pm
    • Human: Sunday December 10, 1 – 4 pm
To follow an irregularly winding course of growth or motion is the definition of ramble we work from in this series. Ramble is the pop-up shop of writing workshops, experimenting with a variety of topics. Participants will generate new writing in the richly creative atmosphere of the house and grounds of the Caetani Cultural Centre. Bring clothing suitable for all weather, as we’ll  be going outside for part of each session.

December 10 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Christmas High Tea @ Greater Vernon Museum 
Sip tea and enjoy decadent desserts and good conversation. Once again this tea will be graced by musical talents such as Sally Evans & Molly Boyd! The best HAT contest is also returning so find or make a festive hat for this exciting event.Tickets available @Vernon Museum

December 10 2017, 2:00 PM
Christmas Tea @ Mackie Lake House
Take some time to celebrate and unwind with your friends and family in this beautiful setting and delight in this exquisite Christmas Tea. Capturing the essence of days gone by this Tea features delicate finger sandwiches, tasty scones with Devonshire cream and petit desserts served with special tea blends. Enjoy live Christmas music and a Tour of the beautifully decorated Mackie Lake House with the purchase of your Tea ticket.

At each Tea, our little gift shop will be offering a selection of cards and reproductions of Paddy Mackie's watercolours, custom blended teas and a variety of other items for unique Christmas giving. Treat your friends, your family or yourself to this unique experience at the Mackie Lake House as you celebrate this festive season.

December 10 2017, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Parent and Youth Shinny (12 & Under) @ The Centennial Outdoor Rink
All skating on the Centennial Outdoor Rink is FREE! Helmets, sticks and gloves are mandatory. For more information please click the link or call the number provided!

December 11 2017, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Indoor Pickleball Lessons @ Priest Valley Gym
VERNON PICKLEBALL is offering indoor lessons every Monday at the Priest Valley Gym at the Vernon Recreation Centre on Mondays from 12 to 2pm starting October 16, 2017. Come and have fun!
Equipment is provided, registration is necessary by calling 250-503-6631 or by email [email protected]

December 11 2017, 5:15 PM
The Vernon Film Society Presents: The Other Side of Hope @ The Vernon Towne Cinema
The film consists of two stories that by chance intersect at the forty-minute mark. The first one is about Khaled, a young Syrian refugee who has lost virtually all of his family. Almost by accident, he drifts to Helsinki as a stowaway passenger on a collier to seek asylum without great hopes for his future life.
All seats are $7.00 (Cash only) There is a bank machine in the lobby for your convenience. Advance tickets are available at the BEAN SCENE Coffee House and the theatre, one week prior to each film

December 12 2017, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The 12 Days of Christmas @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
* Please note that all activities are weather dependent.
Join us for Christmas themed activities in the village every afternoon leading up to Christmas Day. All activities will be family-friendly and open to all of our guests.
Where: SilverStar Village Centre
When: Daily from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
All activities will be confirmed closer to Christmas so stay tuned for updates.

December 12 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Planetarium Show @ Okanagan Science Centre
Join us for stories about the night sky.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

December 12 2017, 5:00 PM
SOLD OUT! O'Henry's The Gift of Magi by Maristella Roca @ the Caravan Farm Tour SOLD OUT! 
New York, 1905, Christmas. Della wants a gift for Jim. Jim wants a gift for Della.
Neither of them has enough money, but each of them possesses something precious.
So begins a winter journey of love and sacrifice - with a dose of New York City traffic.
DIRECTED BY Estelle Shook
YOUTH (18 & UNDER) $20 / ADULTS $25
YOUTH (18 & UNDER) $22 / ADULTS $35
REGULAR: DECEMBER 16, 17, 19, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, AT 4PM, 6PM & 8PM
YOUTH (18 & UNDER) $25 / ADULTS $42
HOLIDAY: DECEMBER 21, 22, 23, & 26 AT 4PM, 6PM & 8PM
YOUTH (18 & UNDER) $25 / ADULTS $45
(Prices include tax. Children 3 & under FREE. NO SHOWS DECEMBER 18, 24, & 25)
TICKETS: Call TicketSeller toll-free:  1 866-311-1011 or buy online!

December 13 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Crystals @ The Okanagan Science Centre
Learn about crystals and rocks and make your own crystal snowflake!
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

December 14 2017, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Gyro Chair Rides @ Okanagan Science Centre
Train to be an astronaut and take a spin on our gyro chair.
FREE for members; regular admission for non-members

December 14 2017, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Christmas Cards @ The Vernon Community Arts Centre
Create your very own greeting cards just in time for the holidays! Using a combination of painting and printmaking you will make 2 unique Christmas cards to give to someone special. Call the phone number provided or drop by the Arts Centre to register today!

December 14 2017, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
A Festival of Lights (Hanukkah Celebration) @ The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Activities include building your own Menorah, a giant 6ft Menorah display, and free raffle. Enjoy traditional Hanukkah latkes and jelly donuts and Hanukkah music, as well as traditional Hanukkah gelt for the kids. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Join Rabbi Shmuly Hecht of Chabad Okanagan for the Festival of Lights at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives Thursday December 14th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. A special viewing of a giant 6’ Menorah display will take place as well as a free raffle. Traditional Hanukkah gelt will be given to all the children in attendance.

December 14 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Christmas Craft Night @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Christmas Craft nights are fun for the whole family. Each craft night will feature a different Christmas-themed project for families to work on together. Tickets will include craft supplies, and guests will be able to take their creations home at the end of the evening.
Dates & Themes:
  • Thursday, December 14th – Bauble Decorating
  • Sunday, December 17th - Stocking Decorating 
  • Monday, December 18th - Baubles Decorating
  • Tuesday, December 19th - Ginger Bread Houses
  • Wednesday, December 20th – Stockings Decorating
  • Thursday, December 21st – Ginger Bread Houses
Where: Town Hall
Tickets: Tickets will be available from guest services and online from the 1st of December
Please note that spots are limited and pre-bookings are essential. For more information please call the Ticket Office or email the contact information provided.

December 14 2017, 6:00 PM
Experienced Pedal and Pint Fat Bike Rides @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
Join us every week throughout the season for a fun and challenging (at your level!) spin through the fat bike trails at SilverStar Mountain Resort followed by a relaxing beverage in the SilverStar village.
For Experienced Mountain Bike Riders:
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday evening as our experienced ride leaders guide you out from Brewer’s Pond Base at 6:00pm (riders must supply their own lights) to explore the diverse fat bike trails on offer at SilverStar (we may even explore some areas that areas not accessible during operating hours). These rides are aimed to flow at a fun and friendly pace encouraging lots of smiles and laughs along the way. After rolling back into the village everyone is encouraged to join us to celebrate our triumphs and unplanned dismounts over a refreshing warm or cold beverage.
WHERE: Meet at Brewer’s Pond Base
REGISTRATION: FREE with Trail Pass or Season Pass
Participants must REGISTER in advance (space is limited)
Registration closes at noon on scheduled ride dates.
In the event of a cancellation due to snow conditions all registered riders will be notified by email no later than 3:00PM.
For more information please click the link provided.

December 14 2017, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Live Music at the Den @ Silver Star Mountain Resort
The Den is proud to support local musical talent and presents live music five nights a week. You can catch live music on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Music Night line up; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Sundays - Lancen Davis Harms
  • Tuesdays - Rib Night with Jayme McKillop 
  • Thursdays - Spice Night with Lowell Friesen 
  • Fridays - West Meadows 
  • Saturdays - Marv Marchura 

December 14 2017, 9:00 PM
Scott Lang Comedy Hypnotist Live @ The Status Nightclub
Status Nightclub presents

The Okanagan's very own Scott lang comedy hypnotist.

Taking fun..... Seriously

Every Thursday night starting November 16th for 5 weeks.

Finale show will take place on Thursday December 14th.

This event will be a blast don't miss out!!

Tickets will be available for purchase next week only $7 each.

Pre sale tickets will be available for purchase at the vendor locations listed below.

Status Nightclub Vernon
Downtown Internet Lounge

December 15 2017, 10:00 AM
Festive Fridays @ The Vernon Public Art Gallery
Entry is by donation Stop by the gallery for a cup of hot cocoa, our treat to you every Friday in December! Take a moment to relax and warm up while wandering the gallery shop and browsing the current exhibitions.  Or come by at noon for an engaging and interactive exhibition tour with our Education Coordinator, Kelsie Balehowsky.  Enjoy your hot cocoa at the gallery or take it with you in a festive to-go cup!

December 15 2017, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Holiday Fun Alcohol Ink Workshop @ Leap Art Supplies & Gallery
Holiday Fun Alcohol Ink Workshop 2 Dates to Choose From!!
Friday, December 15th OR Saturday, December 16th 10:30-2:30
Please call the number provided to register!
The instructor is Sherise Martin. Let the holidays begin with this festive Alcohol Ink class.... Come and have fun “letting it flow” creating one of a kind pieces.... This creative class will get you into the Christmas spirit, creating holiday cards & ornaments & more!!!!
All the basics will still be covered.
Materials: Included
Instructor: Sherise Martin
Cost: $80.00 plus GST

December 15 2017, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Vernon Indoor Farmers Market @ The Kal Tire Place
Come visit all your favorite regular vendors all winter long! Stock up with fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, delicious baking, specialty food products and 1000's of handcrafted gift items...such as jewelry, clothing, toys, hats, woodwork, body products and lots more!

December 15 2017, 7:00 PM
BCHL Vernon Vipers vs Merritt Centennials @ Kal Tire Place
Cheer on your very own Vernon Vipers at home!

December 15 2017, 7:00 PM
Thrash Wrestling "Thrashing Through the Snow" @ The Green Pub
How bout one last thrashing this year? And how bout at the Green? Guaranteed bar brawling awesome! TW is gonna Rock Vernon once more with another awesome pile of wicked wrestling matches! 'Tis the season for giving, so be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local Vernon Food Bank with you!

Up and coming beefcake powerhouse Jayce D'Arcy takes on the biggest mouth in town,” Top Drawer" Michael More!

The Homicidal maniac Slave is in action in a rematch against "Maddog" Marty Sugar!

Vernon's own masked legend, The Black Dragon, takes on "Top Gun" Sean Gaston!

Rising star Camaro Cope goes at it against his most rivalled opponent The "Yoga Guru" Davey Deals, and a whole lot more table-breaking, chair-swinging mayhem!

More surprise matches to be announced yet. So stay tuned and get your...$10 tickets!!! Available at Ebenezers, The Downtown Internet Lounge and at the Green. Tickets at the door $12. All ages with a chaperone.

December 15 2017, 7:00 PM
Ebenezer @ The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
$22 All Ages

A Classic Christmas musical for the whole family. Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the stingiest man in 1873 London! Visited by 3 ghosts on Christmas Eve Ebenezer is taken on a journey through passed, present and future to find his way back to the meaning of Christmas. Songs and a story to warm the heart and bring joy to the season.

December 15 2017, 7:30 PM
Glee Takes a Musical Journey To MOTOWN @ The Powerhouse Theatre
Come out for Glee Clubs fourth annual show. We are a singing and dancing show choir and guarantee "fun for the whole family". Join us as we take you on a musical journey to MOTOWN Detroit. This performance will entertain you from the moment it starts until the moment it ends! The desire to sing and dance along will be hard to resist! The performance will bring to life the music of Michael Jackson, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, and many more. We will also be featuring the Glee Club's very own band of well known and loved local musicians. We are fortunate to have Vernon's own Darby Mills join us. You won't want to miss her version of "R-E-S-P-E-C-T". Heather Stranks and Jens Goerner of City Dance are also featured.

This is sure to be a hit, so don't delay! Buy your tickets today. Bring your family, this makes a great Christmas surprise.

The Glee club proudly supports our community by donating proceeds from their shows to the Vernon Community Music School.
Tickets: $28 All ages » Buy Tickets Online Now! «
or call 250-549-SHOW (7469)

December 15 2017, 7:30 PM
An Evening of Classic Christmas Carols @ The Trinity United Church
$15 All Seats

An evening of classic Christmas carols and down-home fun. Including special performances from Andrew Mercer of Cod Gone Wild and Kilt 45.

December 15 2017, 8:00 PM
Jamesby @ The Match Eatery & Public House
Jamesby will be playing all your favourites, all night long for two nights in a row!

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