The South Okanagan Fire & Ice Festival is filled with tons of amazing events for foodies and fun-seekers alike! Throughout the festival, there will be free and ticketed events including plenty of family-friendly happenings throughout both the Oliver and Osoyoos communities.

More events will be added regularly, so stay tuned for all 2023 events and happenings!

Featured Fire & Ice Events

  • Oliver Light Up and Fireworks

    Friday, November 24

    • Location: Oliver Visitor Centre, 6431 Station St, Oliver

    Oliver Tourism’s Fire & Ice Festival coupled with Oliver’s Community Light Up & Fireworks, held in late November, brings families together to celebrate the start of the festive season and put some sparkle into the winter months. There is holiday entertainment, followed by a bonfire and fireworks at the Oliver Visitor Centre. Kick off the holidays with us here in Oliver, B.C.!

  • Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

    Saturday, November 25

    • Location: 1000 Rancher Creek Road Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6
    • Ticket Cost: TBD
    • 1:00PM – 5:00PM

    Join us at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre for the Craft Market event with Indigenous Artisans

  • Fire & Ice Carnival at Spirit Ridge Resort

    Saturday, November 25

    • Location: Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos
    • Ticket Cost: TBA
    • 6:00PM – 9:00PM

    Join us at Spirit Ridge Resort, Winery & Sacred Land for the signature event of the South Okanagan Fire and Ice Festival, happening Saturday November 25th, 2023 from 6pm – 9pm.

    The Fire & Ice Carnival will feature artisan wineries curated by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, plus breweries, cideries, and distilleries from the South Okanagan, serving up samples alongside curated food pairings.

    Enjoy amazing carnival-style entertainment throughout the evening, live music, and much more!

    Tickets on sale soon!

Signature-Side Events

  • Friday, Dec 1–Saturday, Dec 2

    • Location: Main Street, Osoyoos
    • Ticket Cost: FREE

    Get into the spirit of the holiday season with the annual Osoyoos Lite Up and Parade happening on Main Street in Osoyoos. The parade starts at 6:30 on Friday followed by a BONFIRE on the beach at Gyro Park with Live Entertainment, and Christmas Carols! The Rotary Club is providing hot dogs & hot chocolate by donation. This event is FREE and open to all ages.

Partner Events

  • Saturday, Nov 18–Sunday, Dec 24

    • Location: Nostalgia Wines, 4900 Black Sage Road, Oliver BC
    • Time: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

    Nostalgia Wines in Oliver has partnered with local artists to give them a retail space this December. Join us for a Memorable Wine Experience while you browse! We also make fabulous gift baskets and we offer complimentary gift wrapping of Nostalgia Wines bottles.
    We’ll host artisan vendors on the weekends, as follows:
    • Nov 18/19
    • Nov 25/26
    • Dec 2/3
    • Dec 9/10
    • Dec 16/17
    • Dec 23/24
    Nostalgia Wines is open all year and ready to help you prepare for Christmas! Join us from Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4pm. We’re open until Christmas Eve at 4pm for all your holiday wine needs! Tip for snowy days: approach from Highway 97 at Road 9, up to 398 Lupine Lane.

  • Saturday, Nov 18

    • Location: Nostalgia Wines,: 4900 Black Sage Road, Oliver BC
    • Time: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

    Santa will be here at Nostalgia Wines to pose with you and the kids for holiday photos. Children of all ages (and the young at heart), and dogs are welcome to get a photo with Santa! We’ll have mulled wine, hot chocolate, local artisan products stocking stuffers … and the best holiday gift of all: WINE! Bring your own camera for photos with Santa.

    • Tip for snowy days: approach from Highway 97 – Road 9 – to 398 Lupine Lane

  • Friday, Nov 24

    • Location: ELKS Hall - 8506 92 Ave, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2

    One of the most popular bands in South Okanagan, Rebel Luv will keep you dancing! 

  • Tuesday, Nov 28

    • Location: Miradoro Restaurant, Oliver
    • Ticket Cost: $47+tax / $35 cost for wine pairings (optional)
    • Time: 6:30PM

    Please join Jeff Van Geest Chef for this special Long-table Dinner for the Fire & Ice Festival event at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek.


    • Cryo-extracted heirloom tomato consommé.
    • Sockeye salmon stuffed Okanagan fire morels, burnt wild garlic aioli.
    • Cordero asado – Spanish style fire-roasted lamb with accompaniments.
    • Summer cherry & chocolate semifreddo.

    Dinner is a 6:30pm start, please allow us time to seat you.

    Reservations required: 250 498 3742 or