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There's always something happening in Vernon - check out our events calendar below, which is updated regularly with new events. If you can't find the event you're looking for, please refer to the Vernon Morning Star's Community Calendar www.vernonmorningstar.com or visit the Vernon Events listing at www.VernonEvents.ca

Saturday
December
20

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Westside Open Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday 10am to 3pm. Jewelry, plants, veggies, crafts, flea market, garage sale, plus much more. Baked goodies and seasonal pies (different each week), also beautiful embroidered towels of all kinds, native jewelry! The Westside Open Farmers' Market is on Westside Rd, past O'Keefe Ranch, before Little Kingdom, 12 km after turnoff from Hwy 97. For more information contact Darlene at 250-260-4440 or westsideopenmarket@hotmail.com

Westside Rd Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Artsolutely Christmas Show & Sale

The annual Artsolutely Christmas Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. A number of local artists and artisans are selling their handmade and crafted items until Christmas Eve at the arts centre.

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Photos with Santa @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Last Christmas Santa had so much fun at Silver Star he's already talking about his visit this year! Gather the family and come on down to the village between 12pm and 1pm, from December 20th through 24th, where Santa will be relaxing in his chair, posing for photos and taking requests for Christmas presents! Purchase your ticket at the Guest Services and Information Desk or by phone on (250) 558-6076. $5 per photo.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm Annual Winter Chill Paddle and Social @ Kalavida Surf Shop

Kalavida is hosting their annual Winter Chill Paddle and Social on Saturday, December 20th. Shop opens at 10am, paddle starts at 1pm.

Kalavida Surf Shop
13908 Kalamalka Rd Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm Saturday Serious Fun @The Science Centre

Why blow up a balloon yourself when you can let chemistry do it for you? We’ll be experimenting with balloons and learning about air pressure, static electricity and carbon dioxide this coming Saturday. Explore many ways to inflate balloons and see some spectacular ways to pop balloons. We are sure there will be some excitement as we use ordinary balloons to “expand” our knowledge. Suitable for all ages; FREE for members, regular admission for non-members.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Family Saturday: Piet Mondrian Holiday Inspired Abstract Painting @ Vernon Public Art Gallery

This month learn how to create a holiday inspired abstract painting in the style of Pieter Mondrian. Starting with a stretched white canvas we will block out areas with painters tape and apply a custom colour palette. The most exciting part is peeling the tape off and revealing your amazing creation! Parents are welcome to participate and create their own painting as well. Cost: 3-5$.

Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31 Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tasting @ Kalamalka Wine and Spirits

Bring your friends to Tasting at Kalamalka Wine and Spirits and pamper your pallet. Naughty Cow, Pama’s Pomegranate Liqueur and Copa D’Oro Coffee Liqueur 2-6pm Tasting. For more info call 250-542-3333.

Kalamalka Wine and Spirits
2900 30th St Vernon BC   [ map ]
Kailee Gehrmann
250-542-3333

3:30 pm Holiday Planetarium Shows @ Okanagan Science Centre

Check out the Planetarium Shows throughout the holiday season at the Okanagan Science Centre! Call 250-545-3644 for more information.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Community-Style Night @ Predator Ridge

Saturdays are COMMUNITY-STYLE NIGHT! Come alone or with a group to enjoy a 3-course menu served "community style" on a long table designed for sharing. Great food, great wines & great company is what "community style" is all about.

Predator Ridge Resort
Vernon BC   [ map ]
(888) 578-6688 (250) 542-3436
info@predatorridge.com
www.predatorridge.com

6:00 pm Vernon Vipers vs Powell River Kings

Junior A Hockey. Admission $14 (adult) $12 (seniors/students) $10 (children 6 - 12) children under 5 years free.

Kal Tire Place
3445 – 43rd Ave Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-6022
www.vipers.bc.ca

8:00 pm Rann Berry’s Rhythm and Soul Revue @ Vernon Jazz Club

The music of Motown from a seasoned band of pros. Tickets for all concerts are available online at www.vernonjazzclub.ca, at each gig, at the Bean Scene and Bean-to-Cup coffee houses, and sometimes at the door.

Vernon Jazz Club
3000 - 31st Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Sunday
December
21

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 2:00 pm Brunch with Santa @ Predator Ridge Resort

Get your photo taken with Santa and join us for our annual Christmas themed Sunday Brunch this December. We have become known as the very best spot to get your Santa photo in Vernon, BC! Photos are just $2/each and will be printed on site. Enjoy our Christmas themed array of deliciousness with chef attended food stations, fresh ocean wise seafood, gourmet desserts and a wide variety of breakfast items.

Predator Ridge Resort
Vernon BC   [ map ]
(888) 578-6688 (250) 542-3436
info@predatorridge.com
www.predatorridge.com

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Photos with Santa @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Last Christmas Santa had so much fun at Silver Star he's already talking about his visit this year! Gather the family and come on down to the village between 12pm and 1pm, from December 20th through 24th, where Santa will be relaxing in his chair, posing for photos and taking requests for Christmas presents! Purchase your ticket at the Guest Services and Information Desk or by phone on (250) 558-6076. $5 per photo.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Artsolutely Christmas Show & Sale

The annual Artsolutely Christmas Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. A number of local artists and artisans are selling their handmade and crafted items until Christmas Eve at the arts centre.

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Live Music @ Dorian’s Greek Taverna

Wednesdays songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. Sundays jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano.

Dorian's Greek Taverna
3224 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-5100

7:00 pm Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Presents: Yuletide Brass

We shine the spotlight on the OSO brass section featuring our own Fish on Five Brass Quintet. These players take their name from their annual fishing trip where they fish and play along BC's magnificent coast. Local star Soprano Dawn Mussellam and Audrey Tannant, OSO Principal Trumpet will join us in selections of Bach, Handel and Verdi, all chosen to enhance the warmth of the Christmas Spirit. Bring the whole family for this festive show of seasonal favourites. Tickets: phone: 250.549.7469 or in person at Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Ticketing Pricing see website: www.okanagansymphony.com. Theatre: Vernon Performing Arts Centre, 3800, 33rd Street

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33rd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-7469
www.ticketseller.ca/

Monday
December
22

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Santa’s Maker Day @ Okanagan Science Centre

Become an elf for the day and create a variety of take-home science gifts! Enhance your chemistry, art and herbal skills during this camp. Keep your creations a secret until the big day by making your very own wrapping paper! Ages 6 to 10; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; $40 per day camp for members; $50 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 250-545-3644 or visit us in Polson Park to register now!

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Artsolutely Christmas Show & Sale

The annual Artsolutely Christmas Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. A number of local artists and artisans are selling their handmade and crafted items until Christmas Eve at the arts centre.

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Photos with Santa @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Last Christmas Santa had so much fun at Silver Star he's already talking about his visit this year! Gather the family and come on down to the village between 12pm and 1pm, from December 20th through 24th, where Santa will be relaxing in his chair, posing for photos and taking requests for Christmas presents! Purchase your ticket at the Guest Services and Information Desk or by phone on (250) 558-6076. $5 per photo.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

6:30 pm Family Gingerbread House Building @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

We'll supply the makings, you supply the talent!! Come out to the Town Hall Eatery at 6:30pm with your whole family and get creative with this classic family tradition! You'll get to take home your masterpiece and snack the night away! With limited space and supplies, book early to avoid missing out. Book through Guest Services and Information Center in the heart of the village. You can reach Guest Services by phone at (250) 558-6019 or email infodesk@skisilverstar.com. $15 per Gingerbread House Kit.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

Tuesday
December
23

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Frozen Science @ The Science Centre

Calling all talking snowmen, mountain men, princesses and ice queens! Come and explore a world of ice, snow and crystals, with our Frozen Science day camp. Ages 6 to 10; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; $40 per day camp for members; $50 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 250-545-3644 or visit us in Polson Park to register now!

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Artsolutely Christmas Show & Sale

The annual Artsolutely Christmas Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. A number of local artists and artisans are selling their handmade and crafted items until Christmas Eve at the arts centre.

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Photos with Santa @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Last Christmas Santa had so much fun at Silver Star he's already talking about his visit this year! Gather the family and come on down to the village between 12pm and 1pm, from December 20th through 24th, where Santa will be relaxing in his chair, posing for photos and taking requests for Christmas presents! Purchase your ticket at the Guest Services and Information Desk or by phone on (250) 558-6076. $5 per photo.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

3:30 pm Holiday Planetarium Shows @ Okanagan Science Centre

Check out the Planetarium Shows throughout the holiday season at the Okanagan Science Centre! Call 250-545-3644 for more information.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm Latin Night @ Bulldog Cafe

Every Tuesday enjoy Latin nights at the Bulldog Café! Great food, great music and drink specials!

Bull Dog Hotel Silver Star
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

Wednesday
December
24

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Artsolutely Christmas Show & Sale

The annual Artsolutely Christmas Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. A number of local artists and artisans are selling their handmade and crafted items until Christmas Eve at the arts centre.

Vernon Community Arts Centre
2704A Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Photos with Santa @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Last Christmas Santa had so much fun at Silver Star he's already talking about his visit this year! Gather the family and come on down to the village between 12pm and 1pm, from December 20th through 24th, where Santa will be relaxing in his chair, posing for photos and taking requests for Christmas presents! Purchase your ticket at the Guest Services and Information Desk or by phone on (250) 558-6076. $5 per photo.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Wine Wednesday @ Kalamalka Wine and Spirits

Bring your friends to Tasting at Kalamalka Wine and Spirits and pamper your pallet. Tasting Moon Curser Afraid of the Dark. For more info call 250-542-3333.

Kalamalka Wine and Spirits
2900 30th St Vernon BC   [ map ]
Kailee Gehrmann
250-542-3333

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade, Fireworks & Santa’s Gift Giving @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Join us for one of the biggest, most memorable events of the year! Bring the whole family out to enjoy our spectacular torchlight parade, followed by Fireworks. Watch for Santa as he makes his grand entrance to the village on his way to hand out gifts to all the good little girls and boys in the Village Centre. Please be sure to dress warm as both events are outside. Guests wishing to participate in the Torch Light Parade or receive a gift from Santa must pre-register through the guest services and information desk by December 20th. Space is limited and this is event is a sell out so be sure to sign up early and make this a new family tradition! With limited space and supplies, book early to avoid missing out. Book by December 20th through Guest Services and Information Center in the heart of the village. You can reach Guest Services by phone at (250) 558-6019 or email infodesk@skisilverstar.com

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Live Music @ Dorian’s Greek Taverna

Wednesdays songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. Sundays jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano.

Dorian's Greek Taverna
3224 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-5100

8:00 pm to 12:00 am Spotlight Karaoke

Spotlight karaoke and DJ entertainment.

Longhorn Pub
4513 25th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-9222

Thursday
December
25

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

10:00 am Ski or Snowboard with Santa @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

This is the only time of the year where you have a chance to ski or snowboard with Santa! After a long night delivering gifts, Santa will make an appearance here at Silver Star! Meet Santa in the Village map board at 10:00am before he heads out for a few Christmas Day runs.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

Friday
December
26

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

2:30 pm to 6:00 pm The Coldstream Farmers Market

Due to overwhelming community support and demand, The Coldstream Farmers Market opens every Friday from 2:30 to 6pm throughout the year except two weeks flanking New Years. Come and experience sustainable, BEE SAFE, GMO free, local food; vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, honey, preserves, baking, gluten-free products, teas, tisanes, coffee, juices, dried herbs and samosas. Located across from Contex Gas.

9909 Kalamalka Lake Road Vernon BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm Prime Rib Night @ Bulldog Cafe

Enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner every Friday night at the Bulldog Café! See you there!

Bull Dog Hotel Silver Star
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

8:30 pm Colt 45 @ Checkers Bar and Grill

Warren Raedeke, a brilliant guitarist who has been playing up and down the Okanagan Valley since birth! He will blow you away with the sounds of heavyweights like Jimmy Hendrix, SRV, David Gilmour, Slash, Angus Young and many more. Dallas Crockett, the premiere singing drummer of the Okanagan and lead singer of the highly acclaimed AC/DC tribute band High Voltage, Dallas provides the heavy beat and screaming vocals that is the Colt.45 sound.
Mike Hawkins, a rock solid, pant leg shaking bass player who was influenced by every other bass player out there, holds down the bass lines of Cliff Williams and John Paul Jones to Cliff Burton and whomever else he is covering, Mikey does it true to the original and with style, from ACDC to Zeppelin and everything in between. Come for great music and food, no cover charge!

Checkers Bar and Grill
3914 32 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:15 pm The Young’uns @ The Green

The Young'uns, live at The Green! Come get your crazy on during the Ugly Sweater Night! Food, drink, and entertainment!

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Saturday
December
27

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Westside Open Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday 10am to 3pm. Jewelry, plants, veggies, crafts, flea market, garage sale, plus much more. Baked goodies and seasonal pies (different each week), also beautiful embroidered towels of all kinds, native jewelry! The Westside Open Farmers' Market is on Westside Rd, past O'Keefe Ranch, before Little Kingdom, 12 km after turnoff from Hwy 97. For more information contact Darlene at 250-260-4440 or westsideopenmarket@hotmail.com

Westside Rd Vernon BC BC   [ map ]

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Holiday Planetarium Shows @ Okanagan Science Centre

Check out the Planetarium Shows throughout the holiday season at the Okanagan Science Centre! Call 250-545-3644 for more information.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Holiday Planetarium Shows @ Okanagan Science Centre

Check out the Planetarium Shows throughout the holiday season at the Okanagan Science Centre! Call 250-545-3644 for more information.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:30 pm Colt 45 @ Checkers Bar and Grill

Warren Raedeke, a brilliant guitarist who has been playing up and down the Okanagan Valley since birth! He will blow you away with the sounds of heavyweights like Jimmy Hendrix, SRV, David Gilmour, Slash, Angus Young and many more. Dallas Crockett, the premiere singing drummer of the Okanagan and lead singer of the highly acclaimed AC/DC tribute band High Voltage, Dallas provides the heavy beat and screaming vocals that is the Colt.45 sound.
Mike Hawkins, a rock solid, pant leg shaking bass player who was influenced by every other bass player out there, holds down the bass lines of Cliff Williams and John Paul Jones to Cliff Burton and whomever else he is covering, Mikey does it true to the original and with style, from ACDC to Zeppelin and everything in between. Come for great music and food, no cover charge!

Checkers Bar and Grill
3914 32 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:15 pm The Young’uns @ The Green

The Young'uns, live at The Green! Come get your crazy on during the Ugly Sweater Night! Food, drink, and entertainment!

The Green
4801 27th Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Sunday
December
28

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Live Music @ Dorian’s Greek Taverna

Wednesdays songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. Sundays jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano.

Dorian's Greek Taverna
3224 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-5100

Monday
December
29

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Frozen Science @ The Science Centre

Calling all talking snowmen, mountain men, princesses and ice queens! Come and explore a world of ice, snow and crystals, with our Frozen Science day camp. Ages 6 to 10; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; $40 per day camp for members; $50 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 250-545-3644 or visit us in Polson Park to register now!

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

3:30 pm Holiday Planetarium Shows @ Okanagan Science Centre

Check out the Planetarium Shows throughout the holiday season at the Okanagan Science Centre! Call 250-545-3644 for more information.

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2014 @ Performing Arts Centre

Vernon Search and Rescue Society presents their annual "Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival" in this, the groups 22nd year of presenting these shows. The World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favourites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival.
"The Banff Festival" is Vernon Search and Rescue's only major fundraiser. We use proceeds from ticket sales to purchase new equipment, update our existing gear (radios, GPS units, dry-suits, climbing ropes etc.), and for on-going training upgrades. More information about Vernon Search and Rescue is available on our website: www.vernonsar.ca
Information on the Banff Mountain Film Festival and World Tour is available on their website at www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/media. Presented by National Geographic and The North Face.

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33rd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-7469
www.ticketseller.ca/

Tuesday
December
30

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Melt into Science @ The Science Centre

Escape the freezing temperatures and melt into science with our heat-themed day camp! Can fire burn in different colours? Does heat change the size and shape of different objects? Thaw out with us as we explore a warmer side of science. It will be a scorching good time! Ages 6 to 10; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; $40 per day camp for members; $50 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 250-545-3644 or visit us in Polson Park to register now!

Okanagan Science Centre
2704 Hwy 6 Vernon BC   [ map ]

5:00 pm Latin Night @ Bulldog Cafe

Every Tuesday enjoy Latin nights at the Bulldog Café! Great food, great music and drink specials!

Bull Dog Hotel Silver Star
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2014 @ Performing Arts Centre

Vernon Search and Rescue Society presents their annual "Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival" in this, the groups 22nd year of presenting these shows. The World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favourites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival.
"The Banff Festival" is Vernon Search and Rescue's only major fundraiser. We use proceeds from ticket sales to purchase new equipment, update our existing gear (radios, GPS units, dry-suits, climbing ropes etc.), and for on-going training upgrades. More information about Vernon Search and Rescue is available on our website: www.vernonsar.ca
Information on the Banff Mountain Film Festival and World Tour is available on their website at www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/media. Presented by National Geographic and The North Face.

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33rd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 549-7469
www.ticketseller.ca/

Wednesday
December
31

All Day 15th Annual United Way Festival of Trees @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

The beautiful trees of the Festival of Trees are on display at the Best Western Vernon Lodge until Jan.5. Drop in to get ideas for decorating your own tree, and then vote for your favorite tree!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

Thursday, December 11, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 Winter Sleigh Ride Show @ Caravan Farm Theatre

The Contest of the Winds
By Linz Kenyon, based on an Interior Salish legend
Directed by Rachel Peake
December 11th - January 4th: 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

The Contest of the Winds is the story of Grandpa Joes, a respected Interior Salish storyteller. His grandson, Sonny Boy, not only delights in his stories, but also in the practice and diligence of following old traditions and ways. When the modern and hip Ava Grrl comes to visit with her urban entourage, she and Sonny Boy don't exactly see eye to eye. Grandpa Joes attempts to show them how to respect one another's ways by telling them a legend of the cold North Wind and warm South Wind. These powers are locked in a battle to find balance amongst the seasons in order for the people of the land to survive and prosper. The Contest of the Winds is a story of epic proportions, a local Aboriginal tale come to life on the snowy winter fields of Caravan Farm Theatre, for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

Tickets at www.ticketseller.ca

PLEASE NOTE: The use of cameras and recording devices during the performance is strictly prohibited.

Caravan Farm Theatre
4886 Salmon River Road Spallumcheen BC   [ map ]

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Wine Wednesday @ Kalamalka Wine and Spirits

Bring your friends to Tasting at Kalamalka Wine and Spirits and pamper your pallet. Tasting Summerhill Cipes Brut. For more info call 250-542-3333.

Kalamalka Wine and Spirits
2900 30th St Vernon BC   [ map ]
Kailee Gehrmann
250-542-3333

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Live Music @ Dorian’s Greek Taverna

Wednesdays songwriter/guitarist Chris Madsen provides live music on guitar. Sundays jazz and classical pianist Heather Mehain provides live music on piano.

Dorian's Greek Taverna
3224 30th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
250-558-5100

6:30 pm 2015 Dinner and Dance New Years Eve @ Best Western Vernon Lodge

New Years Eve Dinner and Dance with the Legendary Lake Monsters at the Best Western Vernon Lodge! Cocktails 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm. Tickets available at ticketseller.ca or by calling (250) 549-7469. Room packages available!

Best Western Vernon Lodge
3914 32nd Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

7:00 pm New Years Eve @ Predator Ridge

Please join us at Range Lounge & Grill this New Year’s Eve where we will ring in the new year 6 times - once for each time zone across Canada! Every "New Year" will feature a Canadian regional specialty in a small plates format paired with **unlimited local wines and craft beer by the glass all night**.
Back by popular demand will be Andrew Johns to accompany your evening experience with dancing in between courses, oysters and sparkling wine at midnight followed by a decadent dessert buffet. Mix and mingle in this social evening of food and fun in a reception style atmosphere starting at 7:00pm. Tickets are $145 per person + applicable taxes (gratuity is included). To book your tickets, please call (250) 542-3436 or email info@predatorridge.com

Predator Ridge Resort
Vernon BC   [ map ]
(888) 578-6688 (250) 542-3436
info@predatorridge.com
www.predatorridge.com

7:30 pm New Year’s Eve @ Army, Navy & Air Force

Join the Army Navy & Air Force in Vernon for their New Year's Eve party featuring live music and dancing hosted by Rewind. Their dinner special will be pork loins. Music starts at 7:30. Tickets are $40.00, call 250-542-3277 to purchase tickets.

Army, Navy and Air Force
2500 - 46th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542 - 3277

8:00 pm to 12:00 am Spotlight Karaoke

Spotlight karaoke and DJ entertainment.

Longhorn Pub
4513 25th Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]
(250) 542-9222

8:00 pm to 12:00 am The Wild Horseman’s Adventure @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

A Night Of Old Fashioned Fun And Adventure - Snowshoe out to the Wild Horseman's Cabin for delicious munchies with hot and cold beverages, old-fashioned fun-and-games, topped off with a chocolate fondue desert. Cheer in the New Year by a bonfire and return by sleigh! Adult - $88*
Child (12 & under) - $69*. Includes guided adventure tour, headlamps, food and non-alcoholic beverages, party favors and horse drawn sleigh ride
*snowshoe rentals are additional. Adults: $9 and Children 12 and under: $6. Contact the Guest Services & Information Desk at infodesk@skisilverstar.com or on (250) 558-6019.

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm Sherman Doucette @ Vernon Jazz Club

Get ready for a dynamic evening of Boogie, Blues, and Soul! Tickets for all concerts are available online at www.vernonjazzclub.ca, at each gig, at the Bean Scene and Bean-to-Cup coffee houses, and sometimes at the door.

Vernon Jazz Club
3000 - 31st Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

8:00 pm New Year’s Eve Torch Light Parade and Fireworks @ Silver Star Mountain Resort

Let's welcome 2015 with a bang with this popular event for the whole family. Enjoy a special New Years Eve Night Ski, Wednesday December 31 until 6:30pm on the Summit Chair. And then warm up by the fire, meet the Silver Fox and see our Snow Sport School and guests weave their way down the face of the mountain into the village, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. This is an event not to be missed! Guests wishing to participate in the torchlight parade must pre-register through the Guest Services and Information desk by December 28th. All pre-registered participants must sign a waiver at the time of registration and must be available to meet in front of Snow Sports School at 6:45 pm for instructions and in preperation to make their way up the Summit Chair for the start of the parade at 8:00 pm. With limited space and supplies, book early to avoid missing out. Book by December 28th through Guest Services and Information Center in the heart of the village. You can reach Guest Services by phone at (250) 558-6019 or email infodesk@skisilverstar.com

Silver Star Mountain Resort
Silver Star Mountain BC   [ map ]

8:30 pm Mace @ Checkers Bar and Grill

MACE started it’s journey together in 1981. The band quickly developed a reputation for intuitive song selection and dynamic stage presence ... a perfect combination for audiences looking for an exciting evening of rock and roll. Of course, the third ingredient is the ability to deliver the songs with skill and passion so that patrons can share the energy ... the “vibe”if you will. MACE has always been able to deliver. Strong lead and backup vocals, precise harmonies, solid rhythms and warm, driving bottom end are all part of the formula. Throw in some world-class guitar work and the results are sublime. Go check them out, no cover charge!

Checkers Bar and Grill
3914 32 Street Vernon BC   [ map ]

9:00 pm A Wild New Years 2014 @ Vernon Recreation Centre

Cod Productions and SunFm present: A Wild New Year's 2014. Doors open 8pm, advance tickets $40, door tickets $50. Tickets available at www.ticketseller.ca, or by calling (250) 549-SHOW. Includes champagne and party favours. Musical entertainment from Cod Gone Wild, The Trips, and Shawn Lightfoot Band.

Vernon Recreation Centre
3310 37 Avenue Vernon BC   [ map ]