It’s the Most Wonderful Time at the RCA

It’s the Most Wonderful Time
at the RCA

The holidays are fast approaching! With streets filled with twinkly lights and stores fill with shoppers looking for the perfect gift, we are preparing to bring craft fairs, dance shows, and theatre performances to Kelowna. If you are looking to engage in some festive cheer with the whole family, look no further than the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Artisan Showcase: Magical Christmas

December 2 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pmDecember 3 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pmArtisans Showcase will be featuring some of the finest Local Artisans and Specialty Foods from the Okanagan Valley, along side a young Entrepreneur Market. They will be accepting donations for the Food Bank and unwrapped toys.

New Vintage Theatre Presents:

Elf: The Musical

November 30 – December 6

Get ready for the iconic tale of Buddy the Elf like you’ve never seen it before! Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Tuba Christmas

December 8 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pmGather together as many tuba and euphonium players as you can, bring out the Christmas music and you have Tuba Christmas! 2023 marks the 50th anniversary for events which are presented throughout the world. Admission is free.

Soulful Blues and Xmas Tunes

December 10 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmWe are lucky to have the ever-so-popular Kenny Wayne playing with the School of Blues for a special holiday visit. Hear your favourite Christmas songs with a blues twist. More info here.


Family Holiday Crafts

December 9 | 10:00 am – 11:30 amJoin the RCA for a morning of Holiday Crafts with the whole family! We will be making hand made printed wrapping paper and holiday cards. No previous artistic experience is required. Please wear clothes you can get messy in. All supplies are included in the registration fee. Intended for families of all ages.


The Kore Dance Project 

You’re A Mean One

December 9 – 10 | 2:00 pm / 7:30 pmA Magical Journey Told Through Dance – Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch on the mountain most surely DID NOT! He HATED all Christmas and the whole Christmas Season. Skip ahead in the story and enjoy all the magic. Maybe through dancing it won’t be so tragic.

Christmas Carols – Brass Quintet

December 12 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Add ‘a touch of brass’ to your festive Christmas experience this year! Come and listen to the Christmas Brass, a brass quintet plus 1. Christmas Brass is a six member brass group that will be performing iconic Christmas music in the RCA Atrium. Free to attend.

RCA Presents:

Cod Gone Wild Neighbourhood Rounds Christmas

December 14 | 7:30 pmThe Rotary Centre for the Arts welcomes Cod Gone Wild to the Mary Irwin Theatre for a special performance of their Neighbourhood Rounds Christmas Tour. Cod Gone Wild is an energetic, modern Celtic band based out of the Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia.

Country Christmas – Songs of the Southern Belles

December 16 | 7:30 pm

RCA Presents is excited to welcome back Southern Belles for a Country Christmas. Kinga Heming and Shamma Sabir sing the songs of the great women of Country along with this fantastic band under the direction of Sean Bray.

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Mission Dance

The Nutcracker

December 20 – 22 | 7:30 pmCome and join Mission Dance Company as they present this performance featuring their accomplished and passionate dancers, magical growing Christmas tree plus narration to enhance the understanding of this classic story. Get ready to be taken back in time with the majestic dancing of the party guests and lively seasonal celebrations.

Support the arts in your community

Save the Date! GivingTuesday is on November 28th and is a designated day to support the organizations and causes that matter most to you.The RCA is proud to be participating in this global day of giving! As a non-profit organization, the RCA counts on your generous donations and sponsorships to make what we do possible. We’re marking Giving Tuesday this year by asking our community to help us build an exciting new path for arts and culture in the heart of downtown Kelowna⁠. ⁠

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