Experience Downtown Kamloops this holiday season! There’s sure to be something for everyone. Here’s a snapshot of what you can find Downtown:
Tree Lights Along Victoria Street
The first and most easily accessed thing to check out this winter is the tree lights along Victoria Street! Stretching from the 200 block to the end of the 400 block, the tree lights create a festive atmosphere whether you’re in and out of shops, out for food, or even just grabbing a coffee. Our team worked hard to make the lights look great this year, so we hope you take a moment to appreciate them!
Story Book Village 2021
Next, check out the 2021 Downtown Kamloops Storybook Village! Returning after its debut in 2020, the Storybook Village is a new way to experience classic Christmas stories such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and more. Each story has pages featured at a Downtown Kamloops business whose windows have been decorated to reflect the pages! For a full list of stories and businesses participating (as well as a map!) visit this link.
The Kamloops Film Society
The Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theater has some holiday classics lined up! Family favourites such as Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation are playing this December. Visit their website if you’re interested in buying tickets.
Local Craft Breweries
Breweries have been a mainstay of the Downtown Kamloops experience, and this year is no exception! Red Collar Brewing has their classic Dubnog (half Dubbel and half egg nog), as well as specials going on for their 12 Days of Christmas! Alchemy Brewing’s latest event is Appetizer Saturdays, where you can try brand new appetizers created by their head chef and kitchen team. Come down for a pint and a fresh bite!
The Underbelly By The Pig
After undergoing renos and rebranding, the Underbelly By The Pig has been open for about a month! Located in the same space as Forno on 5th, Underbelly is the other side of The Pig. Its high-quality food and drink menu reflects that. Underbelly is hosting a New Year’s Eve event featuring a 3-course meal from a specialty menu! If you’re interested in booking a reservation for this limited event, give them a call at 236-425-1977.
Kamloops Art Gallery
Running until December 31st, the Kamloops Art Gallery’s latest exhibit is Whose Stories?. This exhibit shares the work of six artists of Asian descent and reflects on the experiences and narratives of “others.” Artists Diyan Achjadi, Load na Dito, Naoko Fukumaru, Tomoyo Ihaya, Mark Salvatus, and UJINO convey personal histories woven across generations and told within a community of artists through video installation, photography, animation, print media, drawing, collage, and restored ceramic works.
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