Vernon Winter Carnival Getaway Giveaway

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When you create a collection of events that includes workshops, ice skating, live music, dances, markets, gallery shows, good eats, and a parade you get more than a festival – you get the Vernon Winter Carnival! Tickets for over 130 events, that will span ten days in February, go on sale this Friday, December 2nd and to celebrate the 62nd annual event, you can enter to win your own Vernon Winter Carnival Getaway:

Winter fun at Silverstar - Miss604
Winter fun at Silverstar – Miss604

Vernon Winter Carnival

2023 brings not only a variety of new events, but the return of many beloved and popular events that haven’t been able to happen since the 2020 festival. Over 35 of those events are hosted by Vernon Winter Carnival Society directly and the remainder are third-party events, hosted by a variety of local businesses and organizations. 

“The theme for 2023 is CarnivalTV,” Says Executive Director Vicki Proulx. “It’s been awesome to see so many events get on board with the theme, there’s so much that can be done with TV!” 

New this year:

  • Reconnecting in the North Okanagan
  • Magic School Bus Gallery Shows
  • Live Music at Lake City Casino
  • Winter Carnival 1 Mile
  • Pop Culture Show & Sale
  • Queer Field Trip
  • Pokemon Habitats
  • Small Screen to the REALLY Big Screen
  • The Reverie
  • Mini Mandalorians
  • Bubble Tea Making Class
  • Lots of Tots Playgroup
  • Storytelling with Okanagan Indian Band
  • Biathlon Demo Night 
  • Sweetheart Pairings with Lake Country Scenic Sip Wine Trail
  • Free Family Skate with MP Mel Arnold
  • Happy Days Sock Hop Seniors Event
  • Rookie Blue Behind the Scenes
  • TV Western Square Dance
  • TV Trivia & Costume Night
  • CSI Adult Crime Scene Investigation
  • Carnival Kickball Tournament
  • Polar Bear Market
  • Saturday Morning Cartoon Party
  • Outdoor Oval on Swan Lake
  • Coffee House at Halina
  • nyPD Blues Band
  • Queer Family Game Night
  • The Halina Presents a RRREEAALLLY Big variety show 
Snowshoeing at Predator Ridge – Miss604 Photo

And some returning favourites:

  • Sip & Savour
  • Parka Party at Predator Ridge 
  • BeerCan Beiner 
  • Feather Fanciers Show 
  • 50th Annual Coca-Cola Classic PeeWee Hockey Tournament 
  • Jopo Swim 
  • Total Fun Bed Races 
  • St. James Family Fling 
  • Restaurant Olympics 

View even more events in this preview that FestivalSeekers put together »

Other returning events include the 62nd Annual Vernon Winter Carnival Parade, BC Snow Sculpture Competition at Silver Star and the Balloon Glow in Polson Park.

Vernon Winter Carnival is a continuing tradition that brings the community together and keeps everyone connected through shared and memorable experiences.

Nordic skiing at Sovereign Lakes Miss604 photo
Nordic skiing at Sovereign Lakes Miss604 photo

Get Tickets Before They Sell Out

Those wishing to purchase tickets are encouraged to do so right away as many popular events sell out the morning tickets go on sale. Event tickets go on sale Friday, December 2, 2023 at 9:00am. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 250-545-2236 or in person from the Vernon Winter Carnival Office at 3401 35 Ave in Vernon.

Vernon Winter Carnival

Win a Vernon Winter Carnival Getaway

To make sure you don’t miss out on this incredible winter-time tradition filled with fun and community spirit, I have partnered with SnowSeekers and the Vernon Winter Carnival to give away an amazing getaway to enjoy this festival that includes:

  • Two Night Stay at the Prestige Vernon Lodge
  • Tickets, rentals and lessons for two at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
  • Carnival gear (including gloves, scarves and toques for two)
  • Two tickets to the event of your choice from the list above
  • $50 gift card to Italian Kitchen
  • $50 gift card to 1516 Pub & Grill

Here’s how you can enter to win:

Follow the Vernon Winter Carnival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information and inspiration.

6 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Trina DWednesday, November 30th, 2022 — 2:17pm PST

    Yay for winter and celebrations!

  2. AnitaThursday, December 1st, 2022 — 9:59pm PST

    Sounds incredible!

  3. Dannielle N.Friday, December 2nd, 2022 — 3:53pm PST

    Sounds like fun 🙂

  4. Sylvia FMonday, December 5th, 2022 — 6:44pm PST

    This is great! thanks for sharing!

  5. Catherine HercusWednesday, December 7th, 2022 — 11:44am PST

    Would be an amazing getaway

  6. sandraMonday, December 12th, 2022 — 8:24am PST

    A Wonderful Wintry Vacation prize!

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