From a plethora of craft fairs, to shops decorated like winter wonderlands and festive fundraisers, the North Okanagan is getting in the Christmas spirit.
The festive fun continues with the following:
Friday, Nov. 25 & Saturday, Nov. 26
–Okanagan Artisans Guild 37th annual Show and Sale Friday, Nov. 25 (noon-8 p.m.) & Saturday, Nov. 26 (9:30-3:30) @ Vernon Lodge
-Armstrong Light Up Friday 5-9, parade at 6
-Armstrong annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Nov. 25 5-8 p.m. and Nov. 26 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery
– Scrooge’s Christmas Carol @ Vernon Performing Arts Centre Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469.
Saturday, Nov. 26
–Downtown Vernon Christmas Light Up on 30th Avenue from 3-7 p.m.
–JCI Alternative Gift Fair at Schubert Center from 12-5
-Falkland Christmas and Craft Fair from 9-4 @ Falkland Community Hall featuring 38 vendors.
-Abbeyfield House annual Christmas Tea and Bake Sale from 10-2
-Enderby St. Andrew’s UCW Christmas Tea and Bazaar from 1:30-3
-Christmas High Tea @ the Vernon Museum from 2-4
-Peace Lutheran Church Tea and Craft Sale from 10-3
-Desert Cove Christmas Craft and Bake Sale 9-2 (next to Spallumcheen Golf Club)
– Christmas Luncheon and Christmas Market 12-2 at Knox Presbyterian Church (32nd Ave and Alexis Park Dr.)
– Okanagan Humane Society’s Christmas Bazaar annual fundraiser Nov. 26-30 at the Village Green Centre during mall hours.
Sunday, Nov. 27
–Coldstream Community Christmas Light Up 6 p.m. @ Coldstream Christian Church
Thursday Dec. 1 and Friday Dec. 2
– Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Bazaar in the education rooms Dec. 1 from 9-5 and Dec. 2 from 9-3
– Holiday Express by Center Stage Performing Arts Academy Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, ticketseller.ca.
Saturday, Dec. 3 & Sunday, Dec. 4
-14th annual Shoparama Holiday Gift Sale Dec. 3 from 10- 7 and Dec. 4 from 10-5 at the Vernon Rec Centre auditorium and gymnasium
–Rotary Carol Festival @ Vernon Performing Arts Centre Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
-Lumby Christmas Light Up Dec. 4 from 4-7
– Holiday Festival On Ice figure skating extravaganza Dec. 4 @ Kal Tire Place. Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, ticketseller.ca.
– The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Powerhouse Theatre. Stages Nov. 30 to Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (except Sunday and Monday), with matinees Sun. Dec. 4 and Sat. Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, ticketseller.ca.
Those in need this holiday season can visit Santas Anonymous Mon-Thur until Dec. 15 @#2 4320-29th Street. Call 250-542-4448 to make an appointment to come and pick out gifts for your children. Donations are welcome at the shop, or drop them off at The Morning Star office.