Top Picks For Christmas Dinner

Exploring the Best Spots for a Hassle-Free Holiday Feast

Happy holidays from Goldilocks Estates! As your local Kelowna real estate expert, I know the festive season is all about joy, family, and of course, delicious food. But let's be honest, after a long year, the last thing many of us want to do is spend Christmas in the kitchen. So, for those of you looking to indulge in the holiday spirit without the hassle of cooking and cleaning, I've curated a list of the best spots in Kelowna, BC, to enjoy a Christmas dinner out. Let's dive in and treat ourselves this holiday season!

Maestro’s Marvelous Multicourse Dinner

When: December 24th and 25th, 5-8 PM
Price: $75 per person
Chef Travis Bueckert has outdone himself this year at Maestro’s with a holiday feast that's both scrumptious and hassle-free. You'll start with a Creamy Brie Soup, move on to a choice of Roasted Turkey or a Vegan Confit Celeriac, and conclude with a decadent dessert. It's a culinary journey that brings the essence of Christmas to your plate. View the Menu and make sure to book your spot for either Christmas Day or Christmas Eve.

Oak + Cru's Christmas Day Buffet

Brunch: 11 AM-2 PM ($89 per person with a welcome mimosa)
Dinner: 5 PM-10 PM ($125 with a glass of Okanagan sparkling wine)
Reservations: 250-859-4790 
Oak + Cru, located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, offers a memorable Christmas Day dining experience with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. This restaurant draws inspiration from the Okanagan Valley's rich bounty, including over 200 wineries and numerous local artisans. With an upscale casual ambiance, Oak + Cru promises a culinary journey with waterfront views of Lake Okanagan. Whether you choose the brunch or dinner buffet, you're in for a treat with an array of flavours that embody the holiday spirit. Don't forget to reserve your slot for Santa’s Cellar for a festive Happy Hour!

Pretty Not Bad's Winter Wonderbar

For a twist to your holiday celebrations, Pretty Not Bad's Winter Wonderbar offers themed cocktails and bites amidst festive decor. Patrons visiting the Winter Wonder Bar can look forward to an array of seasonally-inspired cocktails and a special culinary experience. The drink menu, curated by Jason Frederick (also known as Dr. Cocktail), includes unique creations like the "S'mores Old Fashioned," "Miracle on Clement Street," and "Fireplace Cuddles," among others. Each cocktail offers a distinct holiday flavor, such as cocoa, spiced apple, eggnog foam, and peppermint. Additionally, there are themed shots available, including "Naughty" (chocolate orange) and "Nice" (fire Jack Daniels). It's the perfect spot for those festive TikToks and Instagram moments. Cheers to grown-up holiday cheer!

Bouchons Bistro's French Flair

When: December 24th, 5-8 PM
Price: $95 per person (not inclusive of tax & gratuities)

Bouchon Bistro in Kelowna, BC, offers a unique French-inspired experience for Christmas Eve dinner. This intimate and elegant venue is perfect for those seeking a festive celebration without the hassle of cooking. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal featuring classic French cuisine, starting with delightful canapes and sparkling wine. The cozy and sophisticated ambiance, combined with expertly prepared dishes, makes Bouchon Bistro an ideal choice for a memorable and stress-free holiday evening. Remember to book in advance, as this popular spot fills up quickly during the holiday season.

Hotel Eldorado Kelowna’s Christmas Buffet Dinner

When: December 24th and 25th, 5-8 PM
Indulge in a classic Christmas dinner at Hotel Eldorado. Their festive buffet is a blend of tradition and taste, perfect for those who want to savor the holiday without the fuss.

Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna 

When: December 25th, 4 PM-9:30 PM
Price: $65 per person (5% GST and 20% gratuity for groups of 6+)
Enjoy a special Christmas dinner with a menu that includes Roasted Butternut Squash Velouté, Herb-Adorned Free-Run Fraser Valley Roast Turkey, and a delightful Sticky Dates and Toffee Pudding. It's a heartwarming experience that brings the joy of Christmas to your table.

At Goldilocks Estates, we believe that the holiday season is a time for community, celebration, and creating lasting memories. These dining experiences offer a chance to revel in the joy of the season without the stress of the stove. Here's to a festive season filled with joy, laughter, and indulgence.

May your holidays be merry, your hearts be light, and your new year prosperous!

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