Our Top Vernon Christmas Activities

Silver Star Mountain Resort Events Looking for some fun, Christmas  activities to do with family, friends or a partner? Still haven’t checked everything off your Christmas shopping list? Looking for that unique gift you just can’t seem to find at any of the big box stores? We’ve got you covered. Vernon BC is home to an abundance of Christmas themed shopping events, performances and activities, all leading up to Christmas Eve and! Enjoy local handmade gifts, as well as one of a kind presents at one of our many Christmas markets. Take a loved one to see a Christmas themed performance or head up to Silver Star Mountain Resort for some skiing and one of their many Christmas Activities! You can always check out their events Silver Star Events


The Annual Artsolutely Christmas Show & Sale  is here! Starting on December 1st at the Vernon Community Arts Centre and not wrapping up until Christmas Eve, this vibrant display of local Art might be your lucky break for finding the perfect gift for that creative individual in your life. Even just popping in for a quick peak at what our amazing local artists have to offer is worth it! The market is open 9am-7pm Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm on Saturdays, 12pm-4pm on Sundays & 9am-12noon Christmas eve.

The 13th Annual Shoparama Holiday Gift Sale is at the Greater Vernon Recreation Centre December 5th, 10am-7pm and December 6th, 10am-5pm see  This 2 day event is a merry mixture of artisans, entrepreneurs and home-based businesses not just from Vernon but from all over B.C. Find 1000’s of special, original gift ideas and décor items to add a little Holiday cheer to your home or business! Of course there will also be entertainment, door prizes, yummy baking and an international themed concession. It’s not just a great place to pick up some gifts for your friends, family and let’s be honest, probably yourself but a great way to spend a morning or afternoon.https://www.facebook.com/TheShoparama/arrowleaf cellars

The Holiday Market at  is December 5th from 11am-5pm. This event has some wacky unique gift ideas and of course complimentary wine tastings. Pick up that perfect special something such as; Handmade ceramics, natural skin care products, chocolate, home décor and more! Including hand-sewn plush sloths… and no that is not supposed to say cloths, there is no typo we really meant sloths. A perfect market for those unique individuals who are a little more difficult to shop for.

The Vernon Indoor farmers Market is at Kal Tire place Fridays noon-4pm, not just this month but every month until FOUR ELEMENTS FARMspringtime (excluding Christmas of course). The Vernon Farmers Market is the perfect way to support our local economy not just during the holiday season but all year. It includes many vendors with hand made knick knacks and assorted gift ideas. You can also pick up some delicious, affordable local produce while you get some holiday shopping (or browsing) done.

Village Green Centre is home base for most people’s Holiday shopping but they also have a great Christmas atmosphere around the mall and a few Holiday themed events and draws. Santa will be arriving via reindeer and sleigh Saturday, November 28 and there will be a parade at 10am. Photos and Visits with the jolly bearded man begin at 11am. Santa will be also be giving away his sleigh (not his work sleigh for delivering gifts to all the girls and boys, but his fun one) because Mrs Claus said it was too dangerous and he’s far too old to still be riding this ‘sleigh’. Santa’s 2014 Polaris 800 Pro RMK snowmobile has to go, you can enter to win it online or in the mall(contest closes Dec. 16th)! Holiday Hours start Nov 30th 930am-9pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sundays, and 930am-5pm Christmas Eve.

There’s a ton going on at Silver Star Mountain Resort  this month! Not including the amazing skiing, snowboarding, silver star web 7snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Kicking off their holiday events is the Silver Star Lightup December 5th from 5pm-8pm. Followed by gingerbread house decorating, Christmas ornament creating and more Holiday craft events throughout December! Photos with Santa start December 20th, the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Santa’s gift giving is December 24th. You can ski with Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself on Christmas and wrap up this festive month with the New Years Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks.

Winter sleighride showFor those of you that enjoy variety shows and performances, Vernon Performing Arts Centre has a mixture of Holiday themed shows all throughout December including ‘A Louisiana Hayride Christmas Special’, ‘The Shriners Variety Show’, ‘The 63rd Annual Rotary Carol Festival’ and more! Caravan Farm Theatre is back this winter with yet another great outdoor theatre show. They will be performing ‘BedsteFader’ (or ‘how grandfather finally came out of the cold’). Get bundled up and enjoy Christmas in Caravan Farm Theatre-style. Along with these amazing performances and events, the Armstrong Centennial Hall and Powerhouse Theatre have shows this December.

Check out this link to our website for our FULL event schedule of Christmas Activities or year round fun  @ Tourism Vernon 






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