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Celebrate the Season: A Guide to Holiday Dinners and Events in Osoyoos 2023

As the festive season approaches, Osoyoos is gearing up to spread holiday cheer with tons of delightful dinners and events. Whether you’re a local resident or planning a visit to this charming lakeside town, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From mouth-watering holiday feasts to magical events, Osoyoos is the perfect place to make lasting memories with friends and family this holiday season!

Festive Feasts:

Kick off the holiday season with a feast for the senses at Osoyoos’ renowned restaurants. Many local eateries are preparing special holiday menus, featuring a delectable array of dishes crafted with seasonal ingredients. From traditional turkey dinners to creative takes on holiday classics, the culinary scene in Osoyoos is sure to satisfy every palate. Be sure to make reservations in advance to secure your spot at these festive feasts:

December 14th: vinAmité Winemaker’s Dinner at The Bear The Fish, The Root, & The Berry

December 14th: Nostalgia Wines Winemaker’s Dinner at 15 Park Bistro

December 22nd: Solstice Dinner at Nk’Mip Cellars

December 22nd – 24th: Take Your Turkey Home at 15 Park Bistro

December 22nd – 24th: Holiday Dinner at 15 Park Bistro

December 24th & 25th: Christmas Dinner at Convivia Bistro Cuisine

December 24th: Christmas Eve at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek

December 25th: Christmas Day at The Bear, the Fish, the Root & the Berry

December 26th: Boxing Day at The Bear, the Fish, the Root & the Berry

Jingle Bells:

Throughout the holiday season, venues in Osoyoos come alive with the sounds of talented musicians, spreading the joy of the season through melodies that range from classic carols to contemporary holiday hits:

December 14th: Live Music Thursdays at The Flame

December 15th & 17th: A Journey to Christmas at Osoyoos Baptist Church

December 15th: Cod Gone Wild: The Neighborhood Rounds Christmas Tour at Osoyoos Secondary School Theatre

December 15th & 16th: A World of Holiday Joy at Venables Theatre

December 17th: Songs of the Southern Belles Country Christmas at Venables Theatre

Holiday Parties & Open Houses:

The holiday season in Osoyoos is synonymous with warmth and hospitality, and nothing embodies this spirit quite like the enchanting holiday open houses and events scattered throughout the community:

December 15th: Holiday Party at Watermark Beach Resort

December 16th: Annual Christmas Open House at The Osoyoos Museum

December 16th: Tumbleweed Spirits Christmas Open House

Winery Wonderland & Workshops:

Osoyoos is nestled in the heart of wine country, and the wineries are not only celebrating the holidays but also showcasing their finest vintages. Explore these winter wine events, plus plenty of fun local workshops:

December 14th: Lakeside Cellars Wreath-making Workshop

December 14th-16th: Holiday Themed Cooking Class Dinners at Hester Creek Estate Winery

Friday – Sunday until December 23rd: Holiday Inspirations Food and Wine Pairing Experience at Nk’Mip Cellars

Weekends until December 25th: 12 Days of Shopping at Nostalgia Wines

December 17th: Sunday Wine School at Spirit Ridge

December 18th & December 30th: Sip & Dip Workshop at Spirit Ridge

Ice, Ice, Baby:

Embrace the cool allure of winter in Osoyoos with plenty of ice-themed events! Lace up your skates and glide across the glistening ice at a local rink. For the sports enthusiasts, hockey takes center stage with plenty of ‘Yotes games to enjoy throughout the winter season:

Osoyoos Coyotes Home Games Schedule

Skating at the District Wine Village

Sun Bowl Arena Skating

Christmas Markets:

Embrace the spirit of giving by attending one of Osoyoos’ holiday markets. Local artisans and vendors come together to offer a diverse array of handcrafted goods, unique gifts, and festive decorations. Not only will you find one-of-a-kind treasures, but you’ll also be supporting the vibrant community of makers and creators in Osoyoos:

December 16th: Craft Sale at Elks Hall

Tuesday – Saturday until December 22nd: The Christmas Artisan Market: “Unique Treasures” at The Art Gallery Osoyoos

Ring in the New Year:

The town comes alive with an array of New Year’s events, offering something for everyone, from lively parties at local venues with live music and dancing to special New Year’s Eve dinners at restaurants. Plus, don’t miss the annual Desert Dip at Gyro Beach on January 1st:

December 31st: New Year’s Eve – Celebrate Your Way at Spirit Ridge

December 31st: New Year’s Eve Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek

December 31st: After Hour Happy Hour: New Year’s Eve at Hester Creek Estate Winery

December 31st: New Year’s Eve Party at the Sonora Centre

December 31st: NYE Dinner at 15 Park Bistro

January 1st: New Years Day brunch at 15 Park Bistro

January 1st: 5th Annual Osoyoos Desert Dip at Gyro Beach

This holiday season, Osoyoos is a destination filled with warmth, joy, and a sense of community. Whether you’re indulging in a festive feast, sipping on local wines, exploring holiday markets, or enjoying outdoor activities, Osoyoos has something for everyone. Make the most of this magical time of year in one of British Columbia’s hidden gems, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Plan your trip and be sure to check out these local packages!