Fruitcake: NYE will usher in the new decade on Dec. 31 starting at 9 p.m. (Contributed)

Drag show to usher in New Year with love and inclusivity in Kelowna

Fruitcake: NYE will showcase four Kelowna-based drag queens and two DJs

It’s “out with the old and in with the bold” at one Kelowna New Year’s event.

Fruitcake: NYE will welcome the 20s with a drag show and dance party on the third floor Gotham Night Club on Dec. 31, to begin the new decade with love and inclusivity.

The event will feature music from DJ ShAdo beginning at 9 p.m., before four Kelowna-based drag queens (Alexa Nerezza, Ella Lamoureaux, Freida Whales, and Sparkle) take centre stage leading up to the ball drop at midnight.

DJ Altair will take the booth after midnight and will keep the party going until 3 a.m.

The New Year’s Eve soirée will be the final in this year’s series of Fruitcake events, a monthly inclusive night club party conceived by Kelowna-based event production company Rebellious Unicorns.

“The Fruitcake series has been a tremendous success,” said Dustyn Baulkham, executive producer at Rebellious Unicorns. “We had so many people requesting one final party, and so Fruitcake: NYE was born.”

Tickets for Fruitcake: NYE are $35 and can be purchased here. The price includes a glass of bubbly at midnight, a slice of pizza and access to a New Year’s Eve themed interactive photobooth.

“Our local drag queens are such incredibly talented performers,” continued Baulkham. “Combined with music by DJs ShAdo and Altair, I am so excited to celebrate the dawning of a new decade with members of the local LGBT2Q+ and our supportive friends and allies.”

READ MORE: Kelowna’s Top 10 New Year’s events to ring in the decade


@michaelrdrguez
michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Column: One parenting book certainly doesn’t fit all

Like the fingerprints they are born with – each child is different.… Continue reading

Influx of tourists helping to nurse Penticton’s economy back to health

The city has seen visitors multiply tenfold in recent weeks

Two vehicle crash on Highway 97 in Penticton

The crash happened before 3:30 p.m. in front of the Lakeside Inn and Suites

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department receives $25k grant

Money used on a truck with low volume, high pressure water pump to fight wildfires

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

Dozens of fish die at popular lake near Chase

A few natural phenomena are possible causes for their deaths.

BREAKING: Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

NHL’s Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

Games are slated to start Aug. 1 with six Canadian teams qualifying for the 24-team resumption of play

‘Made in the Cowichan Valley’ coming to a wine bottle near you

Cowichan Valley has the honour of being the first sub-GI outside of the Okanagan

Most Read