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We hope everyone had a blast at the 2022 Downtown Winter Street Market & Light Up. It was a magical day, kicking off the holiday season with thousands of you in the heart of Downtown.

Stay tuned for more information about what to expect
at Winter Street Market & Light Up 2023, coming soon!

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Please fill out the application form via the link below before November 15, 2022. Please note that only applicants that offer a unique, authentic, and high-quality product or service will be contacted.

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JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL WINTER STREET MARKET & LIGHT UP

Celebrate the magic of the Holiday Season at the Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market & Light Up on Saturday, December 3 from 11am-6pm at Stuart Park.

This free, festive outdoor celebration features over 50 artisan and market vendors, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and Photos with Santa!*

Enjoy hot chocolate by donation (proceeds to the Central Okanagan Food Bank), or sip on an “adult beverage” while strolling the market.

Come Downtown for the Market and shopping at Downtown businesses; stay Downtown for dinner or holiday cheer with friends!

The annual tree Light Up is at 4:45pm. See you there!

*NOTE: All pre-booked appointments for Photos with Santa have been reserved. However, walk-ups are welcome! Some walk-ups may not be accommodated due to time constraints and volume of guests. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

activities

Visit Childhood Connections in the 500 Block of Bernard for “Bubbles and Balloons”! Hop INSIDE a giant bubble, blow even more bubbles, and pick-up a balloon animal. The station will be packed with information about all the family activities and childcare related services offered by Childhood Connections.

Cool off and raise funds for Tourette Canada with the Dunk Tank, play our Big Block Jenga and Corn Hole Toss games, get creative with sidewalk chalk, and enter to win a Splash BC Water bottle and Bucket hat package.

Par-T-Perfect Okanagan in collaboration with SplashBC is pleased to be hosting a DUNK TANK fundraiser at this year’s Downtown Kelowna Association Block Party.

All funds raised will be shared (50/50) between Tourette Canada and a local youth who will be the only Canadian this year to attend the New Jersey Centre for Tourette Syndrome’s “Tim Howard Leadership Academy”. This Academy is only open to youth in grades 10, 11, and 12 who live with Tourette Syndrome and its associated conditions.

Come by, get dunked (or dunk someone!), and help raise money for a great cause.

Come learn all about Lime! Lime will be educating attendees about safe riding practices and local laws pertaining to e-bike and e-scooter use, promoting parking etiquette, and giving away helmets. Download the Lime app and start riding!

Learn all about coding and sequencing with coding mice, mini “Learn to Code” Demo, Play and Drive with Sphero; robots and STEM activities.

Join Lululemon & The Recovery Spa at the Chill Zone for an Unforgettable Experience at the Downtown Kelowna Block Party!
Experience a day of free relaxation like never before, featuring our unique Normatec compression therapy, chill misters, and Hypervolt massage guns.
The Chill Zone, a sanctuary amidst the Block Party’s energy, offers the perfect escape for attendees. Discover the exceptional benefits of our innovative relaxation techniques, including Normatec compression therapy, which enhances circulation and speeds up recovery. In collaboration with Lululemon, the Chill Zone will also feature chill misters for a refreshing atmosphere and Hypervolt massage guns for deep tissue muscle relaxation. Join us at the Chill Zone for a moment of pure bliss and rejuvenation!

Get fit with Orange Theory! Try out our water rowing challenge for a chance to win prizes! We will also have a prize draw for a membership package and be offering giveaways including free classes on a spin wheel for locals.

Dive into the world of Virtual Realty with Xperience Kelowna’s virtual reality booth.

Join the Y at Block Party for a series of activities and events!


10:15am Groove Dance Party
11:15am Yoga session
12:15pm Fitness assessments
1:15pm Bootcamp
2:15pm Fitness Challenge


The YMCA of Southern Interior BC, formerly the YMCA of Okanagan, is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community.

The Park & Play Bouncy Castle will be set up in Kerry Park. Bounce on over!

Ever made a button? You can at Block Party with the ORL Button Making Station. Show your Okanagan Regional Library card (or register for one) and enter to win a gift card to Mosaic Books.

Members from the British Columbia Dragoons will be onsite with one of their armoured vehicles to engage with the public about the important work they do protecting and peacekeeping for Canada and around the world.

The Kelowna Salsa Bachata Kizomba Society is a place to come dance, share, and learn with like minded, friendly faces. Featuring dance events, lessons, new music, and of course just awesome inspiration!
Learn to dance with the Kelowna Salsa Bachata Kizomba Society at Block Party! Join us at the following times outside Bernie’s Cinema and Supper Club:

10am Kizomba Instruction and dance demo
11am Bachata Instruction and dance demo
12pm Salsa Instruction and dance demo
1pm Kizomba Instruction and dance demo
2pm Bachata Instruction and dance demo
3pm Salsa and Merengue Instruction and dance demo

Stop in for healing massage therapy (chair massage) with one of our Registered Massage Therapists.

Entertainment

18-year-old Chayce Kennedy is currently working on her next project with Grammy award-winning producer Brian West, who is known for his work with Sia, Maroon 5, Andy Grammy, and Nelly Furtado. She is constantly moving forward creatively and personally with a strength that is reflected in her core belief that “your own value is not determined by what others might think of you”. The very personal and empowering messages of Chayce’s music will resonate with many young women struggling to discover and enjoy their own unique identity and purpose. Chayce currently has 3 songs released which are available on all platforms and has an EP coming soon.

Exuberant, vibrant and irrepressible – Mabaleka is a musical bond that cut their proverbial teeth performing in the rowdy pubs of Canada and Ireland. Their passionate performances are propelled by the dynamic rhythms of powerful tandem guitars, and their handcrafted harmonies. After almost a decade on the road, they’ve developed a sound that embodies their love for soul-folk, and hip hop.
“We’re brothers. It’s a family vibe.”

Composed entirely of students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan, the UBCO Beats are the premier a cappella group of Kelowna. The Beats are so honoured to be invited to this year’s DKA Winter Street Market, and will be performing the biggest hits from the early 1980’s to now! With a mix of artists from today’s top charts, as well as some holiday music in the spirit of the season, we hope our sound will allow you to reimagine the last 40 years of music with only the human voice. Come see us perform from 2:00 – 2:50 on the green!

The Zamboni Bros. are a four piece classic rock band from Kelowna. The band has a well deserved reputation for outstanding vocal harmonies and outstanding fun in the bargain.

 

Kinshira Entertainment is a performing arts group specializing in event entertainment and performance art with stilt walkers, fire dancers, roving atmosphere entertainment, themed costumes, aerial performers, circus entertainment, and more!

Composed entirely of students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan, the UBCO Beats are the premier a cappella group of Kelowna. The Beats are so honoured to be invited to this year’s DKA Winter Street Market, and will be performing the biggest hits from the early 1980’s to now! With a mix of artists from today’s top charts, as well as some holiday music in the spirit of the season, we hope our sound will allow you to reimagine the last 40 years of music with only the human voice. Come see us perform from 2:00 – 2:50 on the green!

The Zamboni Bros. are a four piece classic rock band from Kelowna. The band has a well deserved reputation for outstanding vocal harmonies and outstanding fun in the bargain.

 

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SHOP LOCAL HOLIDAY CONTEST!

This Holiday Season, we’re rewarding you for shopping local in Downtown Kelowna. Visit any participating Downtown Kelowna business from December 1-23, 2022 and enter our Shop Local Holiday Giveaway contest for a chance to win a $250 VISA Gift Card and prizes from Downtown Kelowna businesses!

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