Updated December 30, 2022.
If you’re seeking the perfect Penticton venue to enjoy a meal on Christmas Day, or to ring in the 2023 New Year, look no further than Visit Penticton’s 2022 Christmas and New Year Event Guide!
With many businesses observing modified holiday hours, it can be a challenge for some to find a place to enjoy a holiday meal during this festive time of year.
Browse this list of events and take advantage holiday meal options and events available in Penticton over the Christmas break.
Daily Holiday Brunch at The Bench Market
Until December 31, 2022
Enjoy eggs benny, waffles, avo toast, and more favourite breakfast dishes at The Bench Market until the end of the year. Daily, 7AM to 2PM.
Christmas Eve at Apex Mountain Resort
December 24, 2022 | Register your gifts at the Administration Office
Santa Claus is making his much anticipated return to Apex Mountain Resort for Christmas Eve! There will be fireworks, a torchlight parade down the Okanagan Run, and Santa will hand out gifts. Saturday, 5:45PM to 7:30PM.
Christmas Eve Brunch at Poplar Grove Winery
December 24, 2022 | $69
Kick off your holiday celebrations with a delicious brunch from the a la carte menu designed by Chef Rob from The Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery. Saturday, 10AM to 3PM.
Christmas Day Dinner at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
December 25, 2022 | $46/person, $19 ages 4-12, Children 3 & under FREE
Have your Christmas Day dinner at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre and save yourself the fuss of cooking at home. Hosted in the East Ballroom with two seatings available. Sunday, 4:30PM to 8PM.
New Years Events
Mix and mingle when you enjoy ringing in 2023 at one Penticton’s vibrant venues! You’ll be feeling the festive spirit dining at a local venue and dancing to top notch entertainment to carry you from this year to the next.
New Year’s Eve Pop Up Weddings at the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre
December 31, 2022 | $3,150/wedding
Paradox events and the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre have everything you need to host a New Year’s Eve wedding ceremony for up to 12 guests. Just bring the dress and they’ll do the rest! Saturday, 11AM.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Hooded Merganser
December 31, 2022 | $79 (not including tax + grat)
Reserve your spot at The Hooded Merganser for their 7 course dinner by Chef Bruno Terroso, complete with champagne, party favours, and a live DJ. Saturday, Seatings from 5PM to 9:45PM.
New Year’s Eve at The Restaurant at Poplar Grove
December 31, 2022 | $145-$195 (includes taxes + grat)
Choose between two seatings, a 5PM and an 8PM, at The Restaurant at Poplar Grove and you can dine on a 4 or 5 course menu with live music from Brent Tyler and bubbles on arrival. Saturday, 5PM and 8PM.
New Year’s Eve 2023 at Theo’s Restaurant
December 31, 2022 | $15 Entertainment Fee
Come for an early bird dinner from 3:30PM to 6PM, or join at Theo’s Restaurant for entertainment at 7PM. There will be live music by the Timbre Wolves and two belly dancers! Saturday, 3:30PM to 1:30PM.
New Year’s Eve Dinner with Don’t Speak LIVE at the Barley Mill
December 31, 2022 | $55 Dinner; $35 Live Music
Pre-order a three course New Year’s Eve dinner from The Barley Mill Brew Pub & Sports Bar and stick around for Don’t Speak LIVE. Saturday, Dinner at 5PM; Live Music at 9PM.
Peaky Blinders VS James Bond New Year’s Eve at Britbar
December 31, 2022 | No cover before midnight
Dress in your best roaring twenties or cocktail attire – either way there are prizes for best dressed at Britbar! Themed cocktails including the Old Fashioned Peaky Blinder and No thyme to die! Saturday, 7PM to 4AM.
East Coast New Year’s at Cannery Brewing
December 31, 2022
Countdown the New Year for the East Coast at 8PM! Celebrate with great beer, bubbles, halifax-style donairs, oysters and LIVE maritime music at Cannery Brewing. Saturday, 5PM to 9PM.
New Years with The Hip Replacements at Slackwater Brewing
Until December 31, 2022 | $43.45
Ring in 2023 with Western Canada’s best Tragically Hip tribute act at Slackwater Brewing! Enjoy regular food service until 8:30PM and sip a drink while you dance to one of Canada’s favourite bands. Saturday, 7PM to 2AM.
Herb Dixon New Year’s Eve Comedy at Match Eatery Penticton
December 31, 2022 | $30 + tax & fees
Train Wreck Comedy is thrilled to present master sound impressionist and comedian, “The Harley Guy” Herb Dixon, for a special New Year’s Eve comedy event at Match Eatery & Public House in Penticton. Saturday, 8PM to 9PM.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Naramata Inn
December 31, 2022 | $225
Naramata Inn is offering a delicious six-course dinner, complete with wine pairings, to celebrate the end of 2022 with hyper-local, seasonal ingredients and a variety of wine pairings. Saturday, 6PM, 6:30PM, & 7PM.
Take the Elevator Home
After a fun and eventful night in Penticton, take the elevator home and stay the night at one of our local accomodators.
In Penticton, there are options for every budget or desire, from a hotel stay with a lakeview to a budget-friendly motel, save yourself a snowy commute and stay in Penticton for brunch the next day!
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