ON NOW: WILDLIGHTS FESTIVAL CONTINUES UNTIL JAN. 6
The Wildlights Festival at the B.C. Wildlife Park continues until Jan. 6, open every day except Christmas Day. Admission to Wildlights is $12.45 per adult, $10.45 per senior, $8.45 per child (ages three to 17) and free for those ages two and under.
Saturday, 8 p.m., Barside Lounge and Grill at Chances, 1250 Halston Ave.
On the heels of the release of Madison Olds’ latest single, Thank You, comes a Kamloops show right around Christmastime. Olds won the Chevy Tailgate Find the Next Local Legend competition in 2016 with her band Bees and the Bare Bones and was named Kamloops’ emerging artist of the year in 2017.
MARGIT SKY PROJECT
Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Tumbleweed Lounge in The Plaza Hotel, 405 Victoria St.
Margit Sky Project will perform back-to-back nights at Tumbleweed Lounge. The duo plays rock, folk, oldies, celtic and some country and says its repertoire has something everyone can enjoy.
Friday, 8 p.m., Barside Lounge and Grill at Chances, 1250 Halston Ave.
The Yale County Jug Band has a question: What could possibly be more Christmas-y than a jug band? Their Christmas at the County gig at the Barside Lounge might help answer that question.
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., North Kamloops Library, 693 Tranquille Rd.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is hosting an adults-only arts and crafts session to make snow globe ornaments to hang on the tree. There’s also hot chocolate and Christmas goodies. Registration is required. To do so, go online to tnrl.ca, email email@example.com or call 250-554-1124.
COUNTRY AND CLASSIC ROCK
Saturday, 8 p.m., Tumbleweeds Pub, 5220 Bogetti Pl.
Head out to Dallas for a night of country and classic rock from the Junk Yard Dawgs. There’s no cover charge.
Evenings and weekends until Christmas, 1864 Dickenson Rd.
Westmount resident Sue Adams has turned her backyard into something right out of Dr. Seuss. The Whoville Christmas display is open to the public, with a suggested donation of a new or gently-used book to be donated to Kamloops Literacy. Display is interactive on Fridays and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., Pond Country Market, 6231 Barnhartvale Rd.
Barnhartvale’s Pond Country Market is marking the holiday with its annual Christmas open house. Mulled wine will be simmering on the wood stove and food samples will be put out.
DINNER WITH THE DONKEYS
Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., pickup at your door
The Boogie Bus Shuttle is headed to the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge for a spaghetti dinner and a visit with the donkeys. Tickets are $35, which includes dinner and pickup at your door. Don’t forget to bring something for the Kamloops Food Bank.
Monday, 7:40 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St.
Enjoy a performance from the Bells of Note handbell choir. The Christmas Eve worship service will begin at 8 p.m., during which the choir will also play an anthem. All are welcome.
THE DUDES AND ECHO BEACH
Thursday, 8 p.m., The Blue Grotto Nightclub, 319 Victoria St.
Calgary rockers The Dudes will be joined by locals Echo Beach and Thunderchild for a show at the Grotto. Beer from local brewers Red Collar Brewing and Iron Road Brewing will also be on tap that night. Tickets are $10, available online at factotumco.ca/store.
JAM AT THE CENTRAL
Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Central Station Pub, 126 Fourth Ave.
The Central’s weekly Midtown Jam event is on every Thursday. The pub calls it a “weekly creative playground” put together to “spread culture, blend musicians, bands, improvisers and audiences.”