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Christmas Theatre in Kelowna: How to Get in the Spirit

November 27, 2013 | by Christina Van

by Natalie Appleton

When the Christmas season nears, many families are looking for ways to get into the spirit through experiences and quality time these days. Our Kelowna hotel is always happy to point guests towards the stage.

This December, spend time with your family and celebrate the season by taking in performances hosted by Kelowna Ballet and the Kelowna Actors’ Studio.


The Nutcracker

Kick off the festivities with a stirring performance of this classic story. This beloved tale, performed by The Canadian School of Ballet and Kelowna Ballet dancers, will captivate both young and old. The Nutcracker is filled with fantasy, perfect for such a magical time of year. Join Clara as she opens a special gift that takes her to faraway and special places filled with sweets and surprises.

The Nutcracker Kelowna Ballet

If your family is looking for something special to do when you’re staying at Kelowna hotels this December, join Clara as a magical gift takes her on a fantastical journey in The Nutcracker.

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Many families come from across the Okanagan and beyond to take in this 20-year tradition, take in some shopping, and stay at one of the many Kelowna hotels near the mall and theatres.

Performances of The Nutcracker take place Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Purchase your tickets online, in person at 1379 Ellis Street or by phone at 250-862-2867. Prices range from $25 to $35.


Shrek The Musical

You’re laughing, your kids are laughing, and within minutes you’ve got a lovely holiday memory. Shrek The Musical brings one of your favourite cartoon characters to the stage. Shrek, an ogre and unlikely hero, takes audiences on a hilarious journey as he travels through the forest in a faraway kingdom alongside his donkey sidekick and dozens of other fairytale friends. With their help, can he rescue the feisty princess? Find out in the Kelowna Actors Studio’s production of this musical comedy and dinner theatre experience.

When you’re planning a fun weekend away in Kelowna, book your room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotels & Suites where you can also enjoy a spa, mineral pool, fabulous food at ORA restaurant and more.


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