Virtual Holiday Hurrah

Wed, Dec 2 2020, 8am - 11:45pm

Join us for a virtual holiday celebration! Baking demos, decorating challenges, seasonal crafts, videos celebrating cultural holiday traditions, virtual photo booth and more!

Come back to this page on December 2 and view at your leisure!


Holiday Hurrah

Seasonal celebrations around the globe

Holiday greetings in different languages

Holiday traditions from around the world

Virtual photo booth

From Dec. 3 – 6, visit our virtual photobooth, snap a pic, and receive an awesome photobooth image of you and Santa in return from our friends at Okanagan Photostar. The perfect memory for your 2020 holiday!  Samsung/Android users must use Safari Browser instead of Chrome.

Virtual holiday cards

Virtual card exchange

Design and share a virtual card for other students to celebrate the season of giving! Use a simple, free design program such as Power Point or Canva (sign up for a free account at Canva.com) to make a card and then share it with us at kelownarec@okanagan.bc.ca. We’ll post it to this Flickr gallery for everyone to see. Prizes will be awarded for most creative, most festive and funniest.

Holiday time in the Okanagan

Feeling cooped up lately? Get out and (safely) explore the Okanagan this season! Note: due to Covid-19, event listings may change and be sure to follow all the listed protocols.

  • Head up to the ski hill for Silver Star sleigh rides with hot chocolate or dinner, snowshoeing, skiing, skating on Brewer's Pond, bowling, fat biking, and more!
  • Make the drive to Kamloops to check out Wildlights 2020. This festival of lights at the B.C. Wildlife Park will run December 11 – January 3, 2021 each evening. (Keep in mind this may be cancelled dependent on provincial health orders after Dec. 7, 2020.)
  • Try snowshoeing or telemark skiing at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in the Vernon area.


  • Just 33 kilometres west of Penticton, Apex Resort offers plenty of winter activities, including a one-kilometre skating loop.
  • Ski and snowshoe 1,750 metres above sea level just 45 minutes from Penticton at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre.
  • Grab some fresh air on a hike through White Lake trail, 11 kilometres south of Penticton.

Holiday baking demo

Join Suzanne, a 1999 OC Culinary Arts Graduate, as she bakes festive cranberry bars (like those produced at one of the world’s best-known coffee chains). 

Download the recipe

Paper garland craft

Get creative by decorating your tree or home with this traditional paper chain DIY craft. 

Gingerbread person decorating contest

Grab a gingerbread cookie - homemade or store bought is fine. Create and decorate your unique gingerbread person and send a photo to kelownarec@okanagan.bc.ca by Dec. 3 for a chance to win an awesome gift certificate.

Gingerbread decorating

Holiday-themed escape room

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. for a virtual holiday themed escape room. Invite your friends for an evening of challenging fun!