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TGIF: Penticton and South Okanagan events listings

Live theatre, concerts, events, art exhibits and more from around the South Okanagan

Dec. 14 and 15 — Dream Café favourite Ben Waters returns to their stage. Doors at 6 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43 for premium seats and $33 for the wings.

Dec. 15 — Three Days Grace bring their Outsider Tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre. Tickets are available at the SOEC box office or www.ValleyFirstTix.com.

Dec. 16 — A jazzy Christmas featuring Larry Crawford and Friends at the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church (150 Orchard Ave.) at 4:30 p.m. Free will offering. Donations of gently used clothing, footwear, bedding and towels gratefully accepted.

Dec. 16 — Free music Sunday’s at the Cannery Brewing Co. (198 Ellis St.) with Dirt Road Kings. Performance is from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Dec. 18 — The Penticton Concert Band, under the direction of Dave Brunelle, performs at the Penticton United Church at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for youth and children under five are free.

Dec. 22 — The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Yuletide Tales featuring the Okanagan Symphony Youth Chorus and Garry Gable. The heart-warming show brings classic holiday stories to life. Show is at the Cleland Community Theatre at 2 p.m. Tickets at 888-974-9170, or in person at the Shatford Centre.

Dec. 23 — Enjoy free live entertainment by Origami Army at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Dec. 30 — Dylan Knippelburg performs at the Cannery Brewing Co. (198 Ellis St.) from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Jan. 6 — Enjoy free live entertainment by Darylectones at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Jan. 13 — Free music Sunday’s at the Cannery Brewing Co. (198 Ellis St.) with Dorian Goodwin. Performance is from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

Jan. 27 — Enjoy free live entertainment by Tristan Telle at Cannery Brewing from 6 to 8 p.m. No cover.

EVENTS

Until Jan. 4 — Festival of Trees at Nk/Mip Cellars Winery, Black Hills Estate Winery, Oliver Twist Estate Winery and Tinhorn Estate Winery. Minimum donation of $2 suggested. Vote for your favourite tree. Donations will go towards the B.C. Children’s Hospital and the South Okanagan Children’s Charity.

Dec. 15 and 22 — Bring your kids and your own camera to the taproom for a visit with Santa from 2 to 4 p.m. Visits by donation with full proceeds to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity.

Dec. 15 and 16 — Dear Santa Christmas Craft Show at the Leir House. Runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Dec. 19 — O Christmas Tea, a British comedy presented by comedians James and Jamesy at the Cleland Community Theatre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 for adults and $19 for children.

Dec. 21 — Lunch with Santa at the Penticton Lakeside Resort from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Market-style festival lunch buffet, live entertainment and visit with Santa. Tickets are $20.50 per person, $1.50 per year for children ages four tot 12 and free for children three and under.

Dec. 22 — Skate with Santa at McLaren Arena from 2 to 4 p.m. Regular admission rates apply.

Dec. 21 — Solstice: Stories between two lakes by Peach Gravy Theatre Cooperative at the Saint-Germain Café and Gallery. Tickets are $10. Music, stories, art from people living between the two lakes.

Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve service at the Penticton Vineyard Community Church (1825 Main St.) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All welcome. No service on Christmas Day.

Dec. 31 — The New Year’s Eve Steal the Night party at the Penticton Lakeside Resort east ballroom featuring Trilojay and special guests the Darlings Cabaret. Midnight fireworks. Cocktail attire strongly encouraged. Tickets are $40 and includes entry and a variety of food truck inspired foods. Purchase online or at the front desk.

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