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There is so much to see and do during Christmas in Kamloops! We’re dedicated to gathering news, stories, articles and updates about what’s happening in Kamloops. Be sure to watch this page for periodic updates throughout the holiday season!

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Kamloops Operation Red Nose

Kamloops Operation Red Nose - (250) 372-5110 (after 8pm) It's that time of the year again, the Kamloops Operation Red Nose chapter is ready to go.  Starting tonight, motorists who don’t feel fit to drive their vehicle will be able to call upon the services of Operation Red Nose in a hundred communities across Canada. Until December 31st, they will be close to 55,000 volunteers to provide a safe ride service to ensure their fellow citizens get home safe. Operation Red Nose invites the population to come out and volunteer one night, or to call for a safe ride home this holiday season. A call that goes a long way! It’s easier than ever to get a safe ride home! Users of the Operation Red Nose service can contact their local host organization with the Red Nose mobile application which provides the contact info of the closest organization, through geo The website of the national...

Woodward Christmas Tree Farm Opening

It's not just Clarke Griswald that treasures the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. There are many people in Kamloops that share the same sediment when it comes to the Christmas experience of finding the perfect tree, cutting it down, and bringing it home to start their Christmas. Woodward Christmas Tree Farm, a short ways out Westsyde past The Dunes Golf Course, has been a long standing Christmas tradition in Kamloops and it's not just trees.  The full experience often includes a tractor ride, hot chocolate by the fire and now a great tasting of wine with the addition of Pivato Vineyard and Winery years back. The tree farm is all set for their opening weekend this November 23rd and 24th from 10am to 4pm. and had this to say about their opening weekend. "During this two day weekend event you will enjoy all the yuletide charms of our “Winter Wonderland” including; hay wagon rides,...

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Kamloops Heritage Railway Spirit of Christmas

The Kamloops Heritage Railway and the 2141 steam train has been a long-standing part of the Kamloops community.  A traditional Christmas in Kamloops typically includes a Spirit of Christmas train ride. The Spirit of Christmas is an hour and a half adventure aboard the 8km long train decked out in Christmas fashion. There is something magical about trains especially around the Christmas season. From toy train sets around the Christmas tree to the magic of The Polar Express the Spirit of Christmas is a great way to get the whole family involved in an old-fashioned Christmas adventure.   The train its self boasts thousands of Christmas lights illuminating the night sky as well as hot chocolate and carols to round out the perfect Christmas adventure. Although you will have your own assigned seat you are free to tour the train to take in each of the decorated cars and even visit...

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BC Wildlife Park’s Wildlights Festival 2019

The Wildlife Park's Wildlights Festival would give National Lampoons’ Clark Griswald a run for his money when it comes to putting up a lot of lights this holiday season. The Wildlights Festival exhibition is a unique experience to say the least. With 380+ rope light sculptures and over half a million lights in various nature themes this holiday tradition promises to be fun for the whole family.   Speaking of the whole family, Uncle Chris the Clown will be visiting the Wildlights Festival daily to help spread Christmas cheer. Enjoy Uncle’s Chris’s jokes and magic tricks while sipping hot chocolate by the bond fires setup to help keep everyone warm. They will have mini train rides through the park and the Wildlights Maze will be setup for all to enjoy as well.   Please make sure you bring some blankets and gloves etc. and dress according to the weather as the lights,...

2019 Kamloops Santa Claus Parade

The Kamloops Santa Claus parade is wonderful Christmas tradition and it is going to light up the night this year. The 2019 Santa Clause Parade will be hosted downtown on November 17th but instead of the traditional morning parade it will be hosted in the evening this year. Starting at 4pm Sunday evening the parade will focus on the Power of Community, which is this years theme. The floats promise to be brilliantly lit up with Christmas lights and decorations to help fuel your Christmas spirit and as usual there will be carries there to collect your letters for Santa. For those that will be attending make sure you pack some chairs and blankets to stay warm and comfortable and it wouldn't hurt to bring a thermos of hot chocolate or your favourite warm Christmas beverage.  Parking is free downtown on Sunday  but you might want to show up a bit early to get a good spot. If you're a...

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