Christmas kicks off in Armstrong

Plenty of fun-filled events taking place leading up to, and after, Christmas

Armstrong is lighting up with all the trimmings for the holiday season, starting Friday!

The North Okanagan community kicks off Christmas Nov. 30 with the Downtown Light Up at 5 p.m.

See photos and video from last year’s Armstrong Light Up here

The following is a list of other events taking place leading up to Santa’s official arrival and even after leading into the New Year.

Nov. 30

Children’s Tree Decorating throughout the day

Home for the Holidays ‘Find the Gingerbread House’ contest runs until Dec. 15

Home for the Holidays ‘Kids Colouring Contest’ runs until Dec. 15

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6pm

Dec. 1

Armstrong Farmers Market @ OddFellows Hall 9 a.m.

Christmas Gifts with Essential Oils for Teens @ Armstrong Library 10:30-2:30

Armstrong Legion ‘Cake & Goodie Auction’ 3:15 p.m.

Centennial Theatre presents: ‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 2 p.m.; BMX 4 p.m.

Dec. 2

Centennial Theatre presents: Small Foot

Roller Skating @ Hassen Arena 3 p.m.

Armstrong Ministerial Community Carol Fest 7 p.m.

Dec. 3

6th Annual Festival of Trees Dec. 3-30 @ Armstrong Museum & Art Gallery 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 3:30 p.m.

Monday Knit Nights @ The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 4

JAM Session @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 11:30 a.m.

Holiday Craft Series – Wreaths & Swags @ Armstrong Library 10:30 a.m.

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

Lions BINGO!

Dec. 6

Kindale Open House 4 p.m.

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park BMX 6 p.m.

Asparagus Community Theatre presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-9 & Dec. 12-15

See: Armstrong pantomime reinvents French fairy tale

Dec. 7

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

Family Roller Skating @ Hassen Hall 7 p.m.

North Okanagan Knights Jr. Hockey Action @ Nor-Val Arena 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa @ The Armstrong Legion 8 a.m.

Home For the Holidays! Explore Armstrong

Armstrong Farmers Christmas Market

Armstrong Seniors Centre ‘Pop Up! Christmas Market’

Victorian Christmas @ O’keefe Ranch 12 – 4 p.m.

Gingerbread Workshop at the Armstrong Library 10:30 – 3:30

Tapestry Women’s Choir & Guests present ‘Silver Bells’ 1 & 4 p.m. at Armstrong Bible Chapel

Armstrong Legion Meat Draw

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 2 p.m.; BMX 4 p.m.

Dec. 9

Victorian Christmas @ O’Keefe Ranch 12 – 4 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 Armstrong ‘Veterans Christmas Dinner’

Roller Skating @ Hassen Arena 3 p.m.

Dec. 10

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 3:30 p.m.

Monday Knit Nights @ The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 11

Caravan Farm Theatre’s sold out Winter Sleigh Ride Show ‘SEDNA’ Dec. 11-31 no show Dec. 24 & 25

JAM Session @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 11:30 a.m.

Holiday Craft Series – Wooden Painted Ornaments @ Armstrong Library 10:30 a.m.

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

Lions BINGO!

Dec. 12

Asparagus Community Theatre presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-15

Dec. 13

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park BMX 6 p.m.

Dec. 14

Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre Dinner & Dance 12 noon

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

Family Roller Skating @ Hassen Hall 7 p.m.

A Night in Bethlehem @ First Baptist Church Armstrong 10 a.m. – 12 noon & 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 15

Armstrong Farmers Market @ OddFellows Hall 9 a.m.

A Night in Bethlehem @ First Baptist Church Armstrong 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16

Freestyle Holiday Wreath Workshop @ The Wild Oak Café

Home for the Holidays ‘Find the Gingerbread House’ contest ends

Home for the Holidays ‘Kids Colouring Contest’ ends

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 2 p.m.; BMX 4 p.m.

Dec. 16

Roller Skating @ Hassen Arena 3 p.m.

Santa Run with Armstrong Ladies Club & Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department

Santa Potluck Supper @ Hullcar Hall 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 17

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 3:30 p.m.

Monday Knit Nights @ The Twisted Purl Yarn Studion 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 18

JAM Session @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 11:30 a.m.

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

PVSS Holiday Dance Gala 7 p.m.

Lions BINGO!

Dec. 19

OSRDA December CO-ED Open Scrimmage Hassen Arena 6:30 p.m.

PVSS Holiday Dance Gala 7 p.m.

Dec. 20

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park BMX 6 p.m.

Dec. 21

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

Family Roller Skating @ Hassen Hall 7 p.m.

Dec. 22

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 2 p.m.; BMX 4 p.m.

Dec. 23

Roller Skating @ Hassen Arena 3 p.m.

FREE Family Skate @ Nor-Val Arena 3:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Legion Candlelight Ceremony @ Memorial Park

Dec. 24

FREE Public Skating @ Nor-Val Arena 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas!

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Mass 9 a.m.

Dec. 26

FREE Public Skating @ Nor-Val Arena 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Dec. 27 FREE Public Skating @ Nor-Val Arena 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park BMX 6 p.m.

Dec. 28

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

Family Roller Skating @ Hassen Hall 7 p.m.

FREE Public Skating @ Nor-Val Arena 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Dec. 29

FREE Public Skating @ Nor-Val Arena 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 2 p.m.; BMX 4 p.m.

Holiday Open Mic Night @ The Wild Oak Café

Dec. 30

Envision: Bullet Journal Workshop @ The Wild Oak Café

Roller Skating @ Hassen Arena 3 p.m.

Dec. 31

FREE Public Skating @ Nor-Val Arena 1:30 – 3 p.m. Daily Dec. 31-Jan. 4

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 3

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park BMX 6 p.m.

Jan. 4

Kin Club Indoor Skate Park Skateboards/Scooter 6 p.m.

Thank you to the Armstrong Kin Club for sponsoring the FREE family skating!

For sports events – check with Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation 250-546-9456 for time/date changes


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