Events SilverStar Annual Light Up

One of our biggest nights of the year is back! Come up and enjoy the magic of SilverStar's annual Christmas Light Up!


Join us for a night of festivities to kick off the holiday season. We'll have fun for the whole family: everything from local crafts and talents, hot food and drinks, sleigh rides, fire dancers, fireworks, Santa Claus and more. All in the heart of our mountain village. This is one fun-filled night you'll definitely not want to miss out on!


New this year: We will be offering $10 sightseeing rides ($30 for 4) on the gondola! Children under the age of 5 ride free. There's nothing quite like seeing the village lights from the top of the mountain inside a cozy gondola cabin. If you're lucky with your timing, you may even witness lights from our snow groomers or fireworks during your ride! We will have an area at the top where you can get out and walk around; it's the best location around to see the stars. The gondola will be running from 5pm to 7:30pm with last cabin loading/ downloading at 7:20pm.


*Season pass holders ride for free

*Pets are not permitted

*Your pass works all night long, however, you must disembark at the bottom each time.

Event Information

4:30pm – 6:15pm - Sleigh Rides
5:00pm – 7:30pm - Gondola Rides (last ride at 7:20)
4:45pm – Trail of Lights tours begin
5:00pm – Welcome 
               - Village Lights Countdown
               - Vendors in full swing/Christmas music playing
5:40pm – 6:00pm – Kinshara improvised fire performance
6:20pm – 6:40pm – Kinshara pyro show
7:00pm  – Fireworks Show
7:30pm – Wrap up 


The SilverStar Light Up hosts mulitple local vendors of crafts, displays, and activties. 

2019 Light Up Vendor List

Allan Brookes Nature Centre
Armstrong Co-op
Arts Council North Okanagan (ACNO)
Bannister GM Vernon
Brown’s Social House
Camelot Haven
Candle Ropes
CGR Entertainment
Chaotic Expressions
Dancing Scot Forge
David’s Tea
Davison Orchards
Elevate Spa
Freestyle Club
Gro Organics
Healthy Spot
Hidden Talents
Honey Onyx Apiary
Kinshara Fire Troupe
Monashee Adventure Group
Nautilus Clayworks
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners
Oak Handmade
Olive Us
Read Local Okanagan
She Devil Delights
SilverStar Freestyle Club
SiQ Mountain
Skevik Skis
Smith Optics
SPCA Vernon
Vaz Art
Vernon Ski Club
Warm and Cozy
1st BX Scouting

…and more!

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email [email protected] for more details. 

The SilverStar Light Up is one of the busiest nights of the year. We recommend car pooling, staying overnight or arriving early as parking can run out. 

Alternatively check out the Cheers Shuttle service 

Skip the stress of trying to find a park and get a shuttle up to SilverStar for the Light up. 

Book online here