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You don't have to cook on Christmas, these Okanagan restaurants are open

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December 25, 2020 - 12:00 PM

With the COVID-19 public health orders in place, many B.C. residents are planning a very different, low-key Christmas this year.

While some are enthusiastically donning an apron to cook Christmas dinner for the first time, some are looking for some easier alternatives, with less leftovers.

Don't settle for a sandwich, check out these Okanagan restaurants that are open for delivery, take-out or dine-in on Christmas Day.

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509 Bernard

On Bernard Ave, they are open until 10 p.m. offering full turkey dinner. 

Oak + Cru

The Oak + Cru and the Delta Grand is offering a special menu for dine-in lunch or dinner. The meal includes ham, beef ribs, lamb, or marinated tomatoes. Call ahead to make a reservation for Christmas Day.

You can also order a Festive Holiday Meal Kit, just make sure you call 48 hours ahead. Your meal kit comes with stuffed chicken or ribs, potato gratin, roast carrots and squash, salad and dessert. 

Eldorado Resort 

The Lakeside Restaurant at Eldorado Resort will prepare a three-course Christmas dinner that includes slow-roasted turkey. Call ahead to book your table.

Four Points by Sheraton

The Gulfstream Restaurant at the Four Points by Sheraton will prepare a three-course turkey dinner including butternut squash soup and pumpkin pie. Call ahead to book a table. 


Ricky's will be open on Christmas Day for dine-in breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Delivery will be available through Skip the Dishes and Doordash during and after dine-in hours Dec. 25.

White Spot

White Spot will be open for Christmas dinner take-out. You can pre-order their Heat & Serve Traditional Turkey Dinner For Two, if you get wine it's pick-up only, but if you order the basic meal delivery options are available. 


Grillzzy will be open Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for take-out or delivery through Tutti. They feature authentic Indian cuisine including stuffed Naans, Kebabs, Butter Chicken and Chickpea curry. To view their full menu, click here. For contact information, click here.


Bourbon Street Bar & Grill

The Bourbon Street Bar & Grill will be open Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dining by reservation. You can also order on Skip the Dishes.

To view their menu, click here.

Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa

The PeakFine Restaurant will be open for dine-in guests by reservation. To book a table, call 250-541-4021.

Amarin Thai Restaurant

Amarin Thai Restaurant will be open for Christmas Day for lunch 11:30 to 2 p.m. and dinner 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Asian Avenue Restaurant

Asian Avenue will be open Dec. 25 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for take out & full menu dine-in. For contact information click here.

Saffron Touch Indian Cuisine

Saffron Touch will be open for take-out and dine-in. For contact information, click here. To view their menu, click here. 

The Bulldog Grand Cafe

Call to book ahead and reserve a table for a traditional Christmas dinner at The Bulldog. Call 250-542-2459 ext. 1 to book a spot. 



Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre

You can get a full Christmas dinner and some eggnog cheesecake from the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Just place your order online before 4 p.m. Dec. 23. Then pick up your dinner between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 25.

To order online, click here.

Flambe Catering

You can order a full Christmas dinner with all the fixings for delivery from Flambe Catering. Just place your order online here.

The Barking Parrot

The Barking Parrot will be open on Christmas Day for dine-in service from noon to 8 p.m. They are offering a feature Christmas menu in-house, or order from their regular menu for pick-up.

For more information, click here.

Bogner's of Penticton

Bogner's is offering a drive-thru turkey dinner you can pick-up on Dec. 24 and 25. For details on pick-up, click here.

To order your dinner, call 250-493-2711.


Across Okanagan


Whether you're looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or Christmas dinner, Denny's has your back this holiday season. From Dec. 22 to 28, you can get free delivery if you order online through the Denny's website.

They're open Dec. 25 for dine-in, take-out or delivery from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Only some McDonald's locations will be open Christmas Day. In Kelowna, the Harvey Avenue McDonalds across from Orchard Park Mall will be open for drive-thru only, regular hours. The Rutland McDonalds will be open for dine-in only. 

In Vernon, the McDonalds on 58 Street will be open drive-thru only from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Penticton McDonalds locations will both be closed.

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