Saturday, December 2, 2023 ~ Stuart Park

See you next year!

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.



Market Hours: 11am-5pm
Light Up: 5:30pm

Kick off the Holiday Season at the Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market & Light Up on Saturday, December 2 at Stuart Park. This free, festive outdoor celebration features 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). 

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

See you there!

Winter Street Market & Light Up was held on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Over 12,000 people visited the Market over a 7-hour period (11am-6pm), with Stuart Park filled to the brim for Light Up at 5:30pm! It was a wonderful day full of plenty of fun and magic. 

The Central Okanagan Food Bank raised $2797.15 in hot chocolate sales, with an additional $2800 collected in donations, for a grand total of  $5,597.15

Thank you to all the vendors who joined us for the Market, especially DKA businesses including:

  • Audax Boutique
  • Burnett’s Florist & Gifts
  • Clayline Pottery Studio
  • Maple & Manchester Fauxmagerie
  • MOGANO Jewelry & Accessories
  • Nomadzz Boutique
  • Oh Baby! Consignment Co. Ltd.
  • Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel
  • Sprout Bakery
  • The Kelowna Candle Factory
  • Tourism Kelowna

Best wishes from Downtown Kelowna, and thank you for supporting our community events. Happy Holidays! 

Supported By


Photos With Santa returns to Winter Street Market thanks to the generous support of ATB Wealth!

All pre-booked appointment times have been filled. However, walk-ups may be accepted as time allows. Please check in with our onsite volunteers.

For those with existing bookings:

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated and will be moved to the next available time or will revert to the walk-up line. Thank you for your understanding.

Winter Street Market & Light Up is an outdoor event. While Photos With Santa is stationed inside a large tent, we ask visitors to please dress accordingly for the weather.

Photos With Santa is generously supported by ATB Wealth.

Presented by FortisBC
5:30 SHARP

Make sure you’re at Stuart Park at 5:30pm when Santa officially lights the Downtown Kelowna Christmas Tree!

Light Up is made possible thanks to the generous support of FortisBC. Make sure to visit the FortisBC team at Winter Street Market to find out how you can save energy in your home.

Subject to weather conditions

Lace up those blades and hit the ice at Stuart Park. No skates? No worries! Skate
rentals are available on-site. Free public skating is available all day long; the Stuart Park Outdoor Rink opens December 1, weather permitting.

Sacks of letters are arriving at the North Pole, and the Canada Post elves are busy helping Santa with his mail. This is an excellent activity for the little ones to practice their spelling and share what is on their hearts this holiday season. Make sure to put the correct address on there, as every letter sent out will hear back from Santa himself!

Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and support the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Get your hot chocolate with a min. donation of $5; for $10 you’ll also receive a Winter Street Market branded mug (while supplies last).

Come on into the Leopold’s Tavern Warm Up Station for Downtown Kelowna’s warmest welcome!

Take a break from the Market to warm up and be treated to Leopold’s legendary hospitality. Make sure to stop by Leopold’s Tavern after Light Up at 279 Bernard Ave!

Light Up Lantern Making
11am-4pm @ Kelowna After Gallery 

Bring even more twinkle to Light Up by making a lantern at the Kelowna Art Gallery! Families have a chance to create a shining keepsake complete with an electric tea light, vellum, paper, and markers.

Register for this activity.

Festival of Trees
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Stroll through the lobby at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and view the beautiful Festival of Trees! For the 2nd year in a row, the Delta has transformed its lobby with beautifully decorated trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations raising money for BC Children’s Hospital. 

Launches December 2

Shop local this Holiday Season in Downtown Kelowna and WIN!

Santa has hidden clues to his “Secret Code” throughout Downtown Kelowna at participating businesses. Come by the Downtown Kelowna Association tent at Winter Street Market to find one of the 10 clues that will help you crack Santa’s Secret Code!

Click here for a complete list of participating locations and for contest details.

The Market

From seasonal treats to that ‘perfect’ gift, you’ll find it at the Winter Street Market! Check out our list of vendors, including several Downtown Kelowna businesses, in the site map below. See you at the Market!


We are honored to hold the Winter Street Market & Light Up on the ancestral and unceded tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ (land) of the syilx (Okanagan) people.

Shayla Allison opens the entertainment line-up with a drum & vocal performance of the “Okanagan Song,” along with telling traditional stories of the Okanagan Nation.

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.

I play guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin & Harmonica.

Acoustic Stylings of Rock, Blues, Folk, Country & Jazz.

Originals & covers of artists such as: Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Beatles, Eagles, Train, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jimmy Buffet, Doobie Bros, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Zac Brown, Keith Urban to name just a few. 

Performing at restaurants, lounges, bars, wineries, corporate gigs, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays & private parties.

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!


Grab a snack at the Market from the following food vendors.

Crepe Bistro: Authentic French savoury and sweet crepes. Hot and cold drinks.

Little Spoon: German Christmas baking, pretzels, fresh baked waffles, butter tarts, cookies, fruit pie, hot apple cider.

Cin City Donuts: Cin City Donuts specializes in freshly made mini donuts, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot apple cider, and other beverages.

Still hungry? You’ll find a huge selection of eateries, cafes, bakeries, quick eats, and fine dining option in Downtown Kelowna!

Sip on an “adult beverage” while you stroll the Market! Drink tickets are just $6 and available from the Downtown Kelowna booth (shipping container) mid-Market. Cash, debit, and credit card accepted. Proof of identification is required.

Mulled Wine: Provided by Sandhill Wines

Beer: Provided by BNA and Kelowna Beer Institute.

Hot Chocolate: By donation and available at the Central Okanagan Food Bank

Artisan and market vendors will line either side of Water Street. Click here for a complete selection of vendors at this year’s Winter Street Market.


Apply now to become a vendor at this year’s Winter Street Market!  

All applications are subject to review by the DKA. Limited space is available, and DKA Members receive priority. 

Please note that only applicants who offer a unique, authentic, and high-quality product or service will be considered.

Application deadline is Friday, November 10, 2023.

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