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Welcome to the North Pole! Keremeos Light-Up 2023

December 9, 2023 - December 10, 2023

Welcome to the North Pole!

Get ready to be enchanted as Keremeos transforms into Santa’s magical workshop for the Keremeos Christmas Weekend, happening on December 9 & 10, 2023. The people of Keremeos have spoken: “Welcome to the North Pole – Keremeos is turning into Santa’s magical workshop!” will be this year’s Light-Up motto! We’re all set to make the holiday season extra special. This festive weekend is packed with activities and events. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

Craft Market Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones at the Craft Market at Victory Hall. Explore a variety of handmade and unique items that will make your holiday shopping a breeze! The Craft Market will be happening on both days (Saturday 2 – 7, Sunday 10 – 2). No vendor spots available at this time, we’re completely booked!

Light-Up Parade The highlight of the weekend is our spectacular Parade. Watch as Keremeos comes alive with colorful floats and dazzling lights! The parade will be on December 9th from 4:30-5:30. We’re back on Main Street! You want to participate? Just email us!

Rec Centre Festivities Join us at the Similkameen Rec Centre after the parade for some great food, lots of activities, such as ice skating, bowling and climbing! Munch on some delicious popcorn and enjoy hot chocolate! More here.

Businesses, decorate your windows! Join in the fun and showcase your festive spirit by decorating your windows on the theme of Santa’s Workshop. You have a chance to win the fantastic FortisBC Christmas Window Award, and your creativity will add to the magic of the event.

Photos with Santa Capture the joy of the season with photos with Santa himself. Don’t forget to bring your little ones to drop off their letters to Santa. If they leave an address, they’ll even receive a letter back! Our photo backdrop will be up throughout the weekend at Victory Hall, Santa will join us on Sunday from 11 AM – 1 PM!

Breakfast with Santa Join Santa at Steele’s Bistro on Sunday, December 10th, from 8-11 AM. Thanks to a generous donation from the Keremeos Rodeo Association in collaboration with Steele’s Bistro, the breakfast will be free or by donation! Dig in!

Special Opening Hours Some members of the Similkameen Independent Wine Growers offer extended opening hours during the Light-Up Weekend. Check them out here!

Spread the Christmas Cheer! We encourage all businesses to post their Christmas events on our community events calendar. Share your events, promotions, and activities on our brand-new updated community calendar where you can now add your events online!

Click here for the full event flyer. We will update this page regularly, come back to find a detailed schedule of events soon. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information. As the holiday season approaches, let’s come together, celebrate, and make cherished memories. Welcome to the North Pole right here in Keremeos, where joy and holiday spirit abound. See you there!


December 9, 2023
December 10, 2023
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SCDA (Similkameen Country Development Association)
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