January 04, 2014 - 11:55 AM
KAMLOOPS – The first weekend of the New Year is a bit more relaxed than many of the weekends leading up to the holidays but that doesn't mean the Tournament Capital is lacking any opportunities to take in sporting or musical events.
Hockey will highlight the weekend as nearly 30 teams take to the ice for the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament. The annual event runs from Jan. 1-5 at Interior Savings Centre, Memorial Arena and McArthur Island Sports Centre.
Wildlights also continues this weekend at the B.C. Wildlife Park from 5-9 p.m. through Sunday. Uncle Chris the Clown, laser light shows, train rides, a maze, campfires and of course thousands of twinkling lights all make up the annual event that runs through the holiday season.
If you're in the mood for music this is your weekend. Harper Mountain will again be hosting living music at the lodge on Saturday as well as night skiing and the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers will be at Heritage House from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday evening Dimiter Terziev will also be performing a solo piano recital at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and on Sunday the annual Serenade in the Snow will take place at a private residence in Sun Peaks as a fundraiser for the Sun Peaks Education Society.
For those looking to venture outside but stay close to home check out our map of local places to sled and skate.
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