Winter Kickoff Carnival

Experience a magical Carnival event – one night only!

November 29, 4pm-9pm

The Station, in Railtown, Nelson, BC

With each step into the magical tents you will discover something captivating: interactive art, VR Goggles, photo booths, fashion show, games, and roaming performers, as they all set the stage for a tremendous kick-off into a magical winter.

Santa will arrive 4:30 and depart 6:30p. Bring the family down to participate in Nelson’s premiere Santa appearance.

Stay for the night or the weekend. Dining Specials (Burger Month!) and Travel Deals are being offered throughout Winter Kickoff.

Music & Performers

Get ready to be entertained by a variety of Kootenay characters in performances ranging from music, dance, skipping, acrobatics, and even a fashion show!

Winter Kickoff Carnival Peformance Schedule >>

Eat & Drink

Sample local craft beer and mulled wine from Backroads Brewing Co, Nelson Brewing Company, Torchlight Brewing Co, and Angry Hen Brewing.

A taste of the region will also be available with samplings from 7 local restaurants: Mike’s Pub, Adventure Hotel, Tamil Kitchen, West Coast Grill, Yum Son, Cantina Del Centro, Kurama Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Food and beverage tickets will be available onsite at the Ticket Booth for $5. You must have two pieces of valid ID to purchase beverage tickets. Cash is encouraged to help expedite ticket sales.

Family Friendly

Winter Kickoff Carnival will have something for all ages, including a variety of activities for the kids!

Santa will be available at the Carnival from 4:30pm-6:30pm for present requests and photo ops.

Kootenay Kids and Nelson & District Youth Centre will be hosting a kids corner with free cookie decorating sponsored by the Kootenay Co-op. Facepainting will also be available by donation.

Performance Schedule