O Christmas Tea – A British Comedy

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

The beloved British comedy duo James and Jamesy are back with O Christmas Tea. a rollicking holiday spectacular that’s ideal for fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss. James and Jamesy have delighted audiences for decades with their unique take on traditional British comedy and they’re excited to make their eagerly awaited return to the stages. It is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements reminiscent of classic British pantomimes. However, it is James & Jamesy’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that creates the extraordinary magic of this unique festive experience. During the action-packed production, a Christmas wish for tea is surprisingly fulfilled in titanic proportions. As the world floods with tea, our duo must find innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat as they try to make their way back home. Click on event for more details.

A Christmas Carol

Historic O'Keefe Ranch 9380 Hwy 97 North, Vernon, British Columbia

Powerhouse Theatre and the O'Keefe Ranch present a join production of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol". Adapted and written by Diane Llewelyn-Jones. Come to the Historic O'Keefe Ranch and be part of a never-seen-before-rendition of this old time classic.  This is a 'walking' theatre experience as audience members travel to each historic building to take part in the story.

Tickets available at www.ticketseller.ca or by phone at 250-549-7469

Holiday Tours at Mackie Lake House

Mackie Lake House 7804 Kidston Rd, Coldstream, British Columbia

You'll definitely want to see the beautifully decorated Mackie Lake House during this holiday season! Skilled decorators share their talents creating beautiful festive vignettes within the rooms of Mackie Lake House. A wonderful atmosphere to add to the joy of the season. Bring your friends and share a cup of hot apple cider after hearing the stories of this heritage site and the families that lived here.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at : https://www.ticketseller.ca/tickets/event/mackie-lake-house-christmas-tours

$20

Holiday Rock & Gem Market

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

The Vernon Museum will host the Vernon Lapidary and Mineral Club’s Holiday Rock & Gem Market on Saturday, December 11, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Come learn about the club, see some rare and unique finds and hand-crafted creations available for purchase. You may find a holiday gem! Open to the public, all ages, admission by donation, masks required, free downtown parking on Saturdays in December. Click on event for more details.

Mini Artists – Self Portrait Ornaments

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to bring your little ones under the age of 5 to explore art making on the last Monday of every month. ​This session will start with a tour of select artworks in our annual Member’s Show. Inspired by the artworks on display, we will experiment with various materials and processes to create our own self-portrait ornaments!
Pre-register by emailing [email protected]

By Donation

Family Saturdays – Exploring Colour Collages

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Family Saturdays at the VPAG take place on the last Saturday of each month with an art project suitable for little kids and big kids alike. This session will start with a tour of select artworks in our annual Member’s Show. Inspired by the artworks on display, we will experiment with various coloured materials and processes to create our own colour collage! • $5/members • $9/non-members. Click on event for more details.

$5 – $9

OSO presents “HOLLY JOLLY GELATO”

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

The OSO welcomes two members from the Internationally renowned ensemble Quartetto Gelato to celebrate the season with dazzling artistry and irresistible humour. Multi-instrumentalist, film actor and Cirque de Soleil acrobat Colin Maier and brilliant Finnish accordionist Matti Pulkki join us in a program featuring oboe, fiddle, concertina, musical saw, accordion, vocals and more. This spectacular ensemble’s holiday program brings a “warm, endearing vitality” (NY Times) setting the perfect tone for a Holly Jolly Christmas! Click event for ticket link.

$32.50 – $65

Family Saturdays – Styrofoam Monoprints

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Family Saturdays at the VPAG take place on the last Saturday of each month with an art project suitable for little kids and big kids alike. This month we will start our session off by engaging with artworks in our exhibition derived from UBCO’s permanent collection. Inspired by the variety of works in the exhibition, specifically the prints, we will head to the classroom and learn about the monoprinting process and make our own relief prints using materials such as styrofoam, brayers, and printmaking ink. • $5/members • $9/non-members. Click on event for more details.

$5 – $9

Mini Artists – Styrofoam Monoprints

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to bring your little ones under the age of 5 to explore art making on the last Monday of every month. This month we will start our session off by engaging with artworks in our exhibition derived from UBCO’s permanent collection. Inspired by the variety of works in the exhibition, specifically the prints, we will head to the classroom and learn about the monoprinting process and make our own relief prints using materials such as styrofoam, brayers, and printmaking ink.

Pre-register by emailing [email protected]

By Donation

Vernon Winter Carnival

Celebrate Vernon's 62nd Annual Winter Carnival!  In-person events are back along with some new and exciting features to the festival.  This year features over 150 events - the most events ever  registered for Vernon Winter Carnival. Event tickets can be purchased online at vernonwintercarnival.com/events by phone at 250-545-2236 or in person from the Vernon Winter Carnival Office - 3401 -35th Ave. Click on event for more details.