Winter Street Market returns to downtown Kelowna

This December, the annual Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market returns to Water Street at Stuart Park.

To help you get into the holiday spirit, join us on Saturday Dec. 4, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a festive outdoor celebration featuring local Okanagan artisans and to share in some holiday cheer.

The Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market is a free community event geared towards all ages. This event celebrates the magic of the holiday season with authentic local products, delicious food and drink, family activities, music, ice skating, entertainment, and of course, a visit with Santa!

Vendors will be set up on both sides of Water with BNA, Skinny Dukes and Doc’s providing licensed beverages including mulled wine, cider and hot chocolate. Santa will be setup in the Igloo in Stuart Park near the Cactus Club.

Given the current Public Health Order there will be some changes to Winter Street Market, and it will look and operate in a slightly different manner.

Santa will receive visitors by appointment only.  Kids can book an appointment using this link. This is necessary to meet requirements of the PHO and is the same as visiting with Santa at Orchard Park.  The visit includes a 4” x 7” printed photo and digital copy of the photo(s) selected at a small fee of $10.  More details are in the link.There will also be a large, tented area for kids to write letters to Santa.  A large mailbox will be onsite for the letters to be dropped in.  Santa promises he will answer everyone of them that includes a return address!Entertainment will be at the Market all day.  Performers will be moving around the event in place of a large stage. Again, this year will look different, but Winter Street Market 2021 is here for Kelowna’s families!

Traffic UpdatesAs of Nov. 18, Stuart Park will be fenced to facilitate managing traffic and numbers.  There will be 4 access points to the Market and those will be staffed.  The Stuart Park rink will be operating (we hope!) and will be another busy part of the day.

On Dec. 4, Water Street will be blocked off between the roundabouts in front of City Hall.


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