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Christmas Market on the Stern Wheeler Sicamous

Sunday, November 19     10:00 AM

SS Sicamous Paddle Wheeler, 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton Locate on the map

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Penticton Christmas Craft Market
On the SS Sicamous Stern Wheeler, Penticton
Saturday November 18th (10am to 5pm)
Sunday November 19th (10am to 4pm)

Artisan and Vintage Market on the SS Sicamous, featuring more than 35 artists, crafters and entrepreneurs from across the Okanagan.


Xmas Baking (with gluten free goodies too)
Home made soups and mixes
Knitwear for both adults and children
Authors and Self published books
Art cards
Wood craft
Bird houses
Dried Local fruits
Artwork and Artists
Hand sewing and crochet
Custom bags
Custom quilting
Handmade soaps and skin care products
Mennonite Sausage (plus hot sauce and cheese!)
Home Made Garlic dips and sauces
Vintage Christmas Ornaments
Upcycled Clothing
First Nations handcrafts

This event is organized by the Okanagan Maker’s Society, with a portion of proceeds going back to the S.S. Sicamous Society.

Visitors will be able to sample that the best that the Okanagan has to offer, with different treasures on display each week. It is shopping for a good cause, as the presents purchased will support the local community, and proceeds from the market will go to supporting the restoration of the ship, and the improving facilities on board.

Location: the Stern Wheeler SS Sicamous – find us on the beach in Penticton, BC (at 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, V2A 1B7)
Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be a price for admission to the event?
Yes, admission will be $4 per person. Children aged 12 and under can visit for free. Proceeds go jointly to the Okanagan Maker’s Society, and the SS Sicamous Society too.

Do you take card payments, or is this a cash only event?
Front door admission is by cash, but many of the vendors will have the option of purchasing by card. There is also an ATM nearby, across the road at Salty’s Beach House.

Is there free parking?
Yes, there is free parking all along lake shore, and across the road in the LocoLanding car park.

Is the venue wheel chair accessible?
Yes, we have an exterior elevator, so guests can now reach the second level of the ship without needing to climb the stairs. Just ask at the front desk, we will show you the way to the elevator.

Can I bring my push chair or buggy?
We would recommend parking your buggy outside, and continuing inside the ship on foot. This is because it is very full, and some of the walkways are narrow.

How many visitors are you expecting?
We are expecting upwards of 2000 visitors over the Christmas Market weekend.

Will there be coffee and snacks?
Yes, we will have a vendor offering hot coffees and beverages from the Ship’s Galley. Lots of vendors will have yummly home made treats on offer too.

Is the miniature model railway running?
I’m afraid not. The tracks and model are being upgraded this winter. The railway club are already busy, and some of the main tracks are not quite operational at the moment. You can still explore and visit though, and see how many santa’s you can find!

I’d like to become a vendor, who do I contact?
I’m afraid that this market is fully booked, and they are no longer accepting applications. You are welcome to contact the Okanagan Maker’s Society though, and they will be happy to add you to the mailing list – so you can be sure to know in advance next time.

I’d like to learn more about the market, who should I talk to?
This Christmas Market is organized by Laurel Burnham from the Okanagan Maker’s Society. Please email [email protected] or call 250-460-0177 for more information.