December Events: What’s on in the Thompson Okanagan
Under 100 Exhibition
Lake Country: To December 21
Original art from over 60 Okanagan artists. Work in all mediums will be on exhibit; small works under 100 inches squared are priced under $100 and a selection of art works under 200 and 300 inches squared will be priced under $200 and $300 accordingly. Lake Country Art Gallery. Check online for hours and days. Details at lakecountryartgallery.ca.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Kelowna: December 2-20
Originally billed as “the most phantasmagorical musical in the history of everything,” Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a fantastic musical adventure featuring an out-of-this-world car that fl ies through the air and sails the seas. Kelowna Actors Studio, show time 8 pm plus Saturday matinees at 1 pm. Ticket info at kelownaactorsstudio.com.
Kamloops: Dec 11-Jan 3
The BC Wildlife Park is hosting its 18th annual holiday extravaganza of lights. An outdoor adventure for the whole family with Uncle Chris the Clown, story time, gingerbread house competition, miniature train, holiday maze and, of course, the resident wildlife. BC Wildlife Park, 5-9 pm daily. Learn more at bcwildlife.org.
Santa Rec Run
Penticton: December 12A
festive seven-kilometre event with all racers decked out in Santa hats running (or walking) down the Channel Parkway, the Rec Run supports outdoor recreation and conservation programming for local youth with all local schools having the opportunity to raise funds for program activities with Hoodoo Adventures. The event kicks off at 9 am, Skaha Lake end of the Parkway. Register at santarecrun.ca.