Enjoy quality time with family and friends this holiday season, and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list while exploring Penticton’s fantastic holiday markets. There is still time to find that perfect gift and support local!
What better way to get in to the spirit of the season than to gather with friends and family to explore the local holiday market scene. We’ve included a list of Penticton Holiday Markets leading up to Christmas day. You are sure to find beautiful and thoughtful gifts, and likely even a few things just for you!
December 1, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | FREE
Carrying on the tradition of hosting a European-Style Outdoor Winter Market since 2021, your official ‘slow’ gang, the Naramata Slow Community Group, is back again for 2023 — lighting up the darkest days of winter with ONE MAGICAL NIGHT ONLY this year – and positively brimming with #naramatalove.
The market will have live Christmas music, a fire pit to roast marshmallows, steaming hot chocolate, a holiday photo booth, delicious locally made food, treats, and amazing farmers, artisans and crafters offering up the most thoughtful, practical, flavorful and beautiful creations that you could stuff a stocking with. And of course, wine, beer, cider and spirit tastings guaranteed to keep spirits bright.
Fridays & Saturdays Until December 23, 2023 | 1:00pm-8:00pm | FREE
Enjoy this charming pop up market in the Four Shadows Vineyard & Winery tasting room on Fridays and Saturdays leading up to Christmas day. There will be holiday shopping, music, wine tastings, festive food and special pricing on wine to stock up for the holidays!
December 3, 2023 | 4:30pm | FREE
Browse the mini market at this year’s “Magic on Main Street” event! Prepare to be swept off your feet as downtown Penticton is transformed into a mesmerizing wonderland of lights and joyous festivities! The magic begins with the Santa Parade at 4:30pm, as it marches its way north down Main Street, finishing at Gyro Park, where the Light Up event will unfold at 6:00pm.
December 3, 2023 | 12:00pm-4:00pm | FREE
Peach City Radio & Okanagan Vinyl Fest have partnered with Tin Whistle Brewing to bring a Pop Up Vinyl Shop to the Cannery Trade Centre, just in time for the holidays! Shop for USED VINYL & CD’s while sipping Tin Whistle brews and listening to tunes spinning on their in-house turntable! Shop for the vinyl lover on your list (and maybe that’s you!).
December 9 & 10, 2023 | 10:00am | Day Pass: $3.00 / Weekend Pass: $5.00
Wrap up those Christmas lists and shop from 80+ local makers at the Last Chance Gift & Artisan Market, presented by Artisan’s Showcase. Don’t forget to bring your Food Bank donations of non-perishable food items as well as unwrapped toys to support those in need this season.
December 9, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | FREE
Sip into the season at our Holiday Soirée at Three Sisters Winery! Indulge in complimentary tastings and festive snacks while exploring unique gift options from local artisans. Join us in spreading joy by donating to our local food bank. No reservations needed – drop by and enjoy a cup of good cheer from our family to yours.
December 15, 2023 | 4:00pm-7:00pm | FREE
Take in all the splendor of the holiday season, while enjoying festive snacks, wine, prizes, shopping, and even a visit from St. Nick himself!
The Penticton Visitor Centre and the BC VQA Wine Information Centre have come together to provide a fun late night holiday shopping event.
Start your shopping at the Penticton Visitor Centre and save 25% on unique Penticton-centric items such as one-of-a-kind clothing, indigenous art, hand made jewelry, Ogopogo stuffies and more! Bring a non-perishable food donation, and you will save an extra 5%! Don’t forget to BYOC (Bring your own Camera) for photo opportunities with Santa Gary from 5-7pm! Enjoy sweet treats provided by Gratify as well as tastings from Maple Roch.
Make sure to grab a delicious hot chocolate before you leave for your short 5 minute walk to the BC VQA Wine Information Centre, where the second half of your adventure awaits! Shop their seasonal sales, and find everything you need to complete your Christmas shopping. They will be offering complimentary wine tastings and small bites.
Visit both locations to collect your stamps, and be entered to win a variety of amazing prizes!
Holiday Markets in Penticton
With plenty of holiday markets in Penticton and the South Okanagan, there is sure to be a market for you to enjoy this holiday season.