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Four Holiday Shopping Hot Spots Near Your Kelowna Accommodations

November 12, 2014

Christmas Art Show at Bo.ttega, photo by Darren Hull

While staying at your Kelowna accommodations in November, check out these four holiday shopping hot spots to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Photography of the Bo.ttega Christmas Market by Darren Hull


Every year, as the snow begins to fall, the carols merrily serenade shoppers, and houses begin to sparkle with brilliant white lights, Christmas rapidly approaches—sometimes too quickly. When planning your trip and staying at a Kelowna accommodation this holiday shopping season, get ahead of the game and check out these Christmas markets for all your stocking stuffers and unique finds. 


November 14: Kelowna Hospital Auxiliary Annual Christmas Bazaar

Step into the Kelowna Hospital lobby between 8:30 am and 1 pm on Friday, November 14 for a Christmas one-stop shopping experience. With a bake sale, silent auction, crafts, and specialty gifts, you'll start checking off everyone on your Christmas shopping list in one stop.


November 15: Gray Monk Christmas Open House

Calling all wine lovers! If you're looking to buy delicious Okanagan wine for gifts or for Christmas entertaining, swing into the Gray Monk Christmas Open House from 12 pm until 4 pm on Saturday, November 15. Leisurely peruse the wine boutique while sipping wine samples, trying different cheeses, and taking in local artwork.


November 29: 6th Annual Touch of Christmas Fair

Located at the New Life Church, the 6th Annual Touch of Christmas Fair boasts over 70 crafters and vendors. Bring the entire family to take advantage of live music, a silent auction, door prizes, and gift baskets on Saturday, November 29 from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm. All the funds raised at this annual event stay in the area helping those in need. You can also bring a food bank donation in lieu of a monetary admission.


November 29-30: Bo.ttega Christmas Market

The 4th annual Bo.ttega Christmas Market is an event you don't want to skip. Set in a chic boutique hotel on November 29 and 30 (Saturday to Sunday) from 11 am to 5 pm, this Christmas market is packed full of booths loaded up with goodies from some of the finest artisans in Kelowna. For a minimum donation of $2 per adult, you can samples delicious treats, let the kiddos play together at interactive booths for children, take in beautiful artwork by local artists, and listen to some talented musicians.


Looking for more holiday shopping tips? Check out our post: Planning a Kelowna Shopping Trip? Tips for Shopping Near Kelowna Hotels.


When planning the perfect holiday shopping trip, consider the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites, offering shopping packages, romance packages, a mineral pool, hot tub, free hot breakfast, and more.

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