Christmas at The Habitat

Wondering where to have your Christmas party this year? Why not choose The Habitat!

Who is Habitat?

Habitat is a unique venue in the heart of downtown Kelowna. We distinct ourselves by creating an evening tailored to your company’s desire and needs. Within Habitat is a creative team of staff providing unique events with your vision in mind. We provide flexible menus and décor allowing your ideas to flourish. From concept to execution we at Habitat have the passion and expertise to design custom events for any occasion. Habitat provides services such as spatial styling, event branding and specialty entertainment.

 Habitat wants you to have an unforgettable experience and enjoy your event.

Why Christmas at Habitat?

If you are looking for a something outside of the box, we are the venue to make it happen.

Habitat is a boutique entertainment service allowing your ideas to bloom, not your budget.

 We’re a funky venue who can host intimate gatherings as small as 10, or larger scale functions up to 250 guests. We cater to formal galas, themed parties and seasonal celebrations. Perfect for the holiday season.

What Can Habitat Offer?

Themed Packages

  • 12 Ugly Sweaters of Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

Catering Options

  • Drinks & Hors D’oeuvres
  • Buffet Style
  • Platted Dinners
  • Signature Drinks


  • Customized to your theme
  • DJ
  • Flare Bartenders
  • Photo booth
  • Acrobatic Performance
  • Game Night

Many More Options Available

What Does Habitat Cost?

Pricing functions on a flexible scale depending on which of our services your special event requires. Our staff would be pleased to arrange a consultation to discuss estimates and customize your event.

Exclusive Space

Unique multi designer space

Designer furnishings and chic décor

Dance floor, multi-room staging

3 Fully stocked bars

ATM Machine

Professional Staff & Bartenders & Security

In-house photographers and DJs

 Habitat Guarantee

We guarantee to maintain an individual and particular approach to service, from the planning of your event to its execution. We strive to minimize stress at every phase of the process by constantly communicating and collaborating with you. We encourage the foundation of strong business relationships you can trust for future events.

 Our team of dedicated event professionals is here to assist you at any time.

Contact Emily & Shauna for a consultation at:


The Habitat

248 Leon Avenue

Kelowna, BC V1Y 6H9

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Halloween Howler at The Habitat

Halloween is fast approaching and we have just the event for you! The Pride Society is proud to announce Haunted Thrift Shop at The Habitat. Come dressed as your favorite superhero, 70’s Diva or spooky creature of the night; best costume awards will be presented! Halloween is still a couple of weeks away, so get pumped up and check out Zion I a unique hip hop group that have stirred up the music scene with their old-school sound that brings back the evolution of hip hop. Or the 7 member band Mad Caddies who stand alone in their latest musical achievement, combining elements of rock and roots reggae. If those don’t get you excited, than Larry and His Flask definitely will! Some call what they do “folk-punk”, others call it “a bluegrass traveling circus” and everyone who’s seen them live rightfully call Larry and His Flask “down right WILD”. Just announced today is the talented MBF (Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), he is a dog man with a good plan and two hands, an engaging live performer touting love first and foremost. Finally High Kicks are a 2 man band that will literally ROCK YOUR WORLD! Why? Because Chuck Norris can’t rock and Jet Li doesn’t know anything about fuzz bass. High Kicks are old pros at keeping it RAD, keep an eye out if you like honest to goodness, sing along fuzz rock.

Featured Band: MBF

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (MBF) is a twenty-seven year old singer and songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A touring troubadour, most of his time is spent on stage playing clubs, theatres and festivals across North America. Fronting an incomparable backing band, dubbed “The Michaels”. MBF has shared the stage and toured with Joel Plaskett, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steve Winwood, Third Eye Blind, Sam Roberts, Stars, K-OS, The Wallflowers, Elliott Brood, Lights and many more.  He’s Also played Firefly Festival, Mountain Jam, Calgary Folk Music Festival, X Fest, Virgin Fest, Regina Folk Festival, The Calgary Stampede and Capital Ex.

Featured Event: Trainwreck Comedy Crashes Habitat

Trainwreck Comedy is back and this time the gloves are off! Trainwreck Comedy is excited to present Eddie Della Siepe, who stars on MuchMusic’s highest rated show, Video On Trial. He has appeared in over 60 episodes of Video On Trial and in 20 episodes of Love Court which has lead to him becoming one of MuchMusic’s most recognizable faces. Eddie has has also recorded a Comedy Now stand-up special for CTV/Comedy network and placed second in the 2011 Great Canadian Laugh off.

Tickets information available at

Mad Caddies – The Dirge

Exclusive Music Video Premiere Event Hosted By Public Records

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Public Records is rolling into Kelowna this Tuesday and bringing along tons of local talent that we all know and love! The show will be held at the Habitat on July 17th, and trust me folks, you’re going to want to clear your calendars for this one. The evening is centered around exclusive premieres of the 2014 Public Records Music Video Grant holders, and we will be getting the first look at the finished products.

Tuesdays event will feature a performance by our favorite local heart throbs Van Damsel, and then showcase brand new, hot off the press videos by Van Damsel, Icelandia, Andrew Judah, Nuuka, Young Sparrows, Paperboy, Stage, and Matt Brevner. So much excitement packed into one night, I can’t even handle it.

We will also be getting a super special visit from one of the most talented, stylish, and handsome Kelowna-ite we know, Brandon Fletcher of Faked Potatoes. Since he ventured from Kelowna to pursue his passion as videographer extraordinaire in Vancouver, Brandon has been killing it in the film world and is snagging some amazing opportunities. For example, the new video he produced for Sebell’s “Till The Sun Burns Out” was featured on the Nylon Magazine website. Yes you read that right, NYLON! Tuesday will be the grand unveiling of Brandon’s newest video with Van Damsel for their song “Begins With A Return”. The guys road-tripped down to California to shoot the video, and considering how stoked and insanely jealous I was of their Instagram teaser pictures, I can’t even imagine how mind-blowing the final product will be!

Swing by Tuesday night to support all the local talent! Doors open at 7pm and because Public Records is the best, the show is free for our viewing pleasure!

Also, to get a taste of what you’ll be seeing on Tuesday, check out the video for Sebell’s “Till The Sun Burns Out” by Brandon Fletcher, and check out his website Faked Potatoes.

Great Lake Swimmers Live In Kelowna

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Habitat has just dropped the news that they are hosting the Great Lake Swimmers live in concert on July 22nd 2014, and oh my goodness gracious are we ever excited! Not only is this 5-piece band from the best country in the world (Canada, duh), but they also have the ability to capture the essence of what makes Canada so beautiful in their sounds. It’s as though you can hear the Rocky Mountains drifting through the soft hum of violin, and vast forests of pine being held within the strum of their guitars. The bands most recent album New Wild Everywhere was released April of last year and beautifully builds on the sounds of past albums, while adding fresh elements of instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The end result is a stunning creation of nostalgic and folk driven tunes that are the perfect accompaniment for your next cross-Canada roadtrip. Or just pop the record in during your daily Tim Hortons double double run, because let’s face it, that’s as Canadian as it gets! I had the pleasure of seeing lead vocalist for Great Lake Swimmers Tony Dekker play at the Streaming Cafe late last year, and if his performance is any indication of what the show will be like on the 22nd, I am beyond ecstatic!

Tickets are going to be flying off the shelves, so grab yours soon at participating stores or at the Habitat E-Store

Here’s a taste of what your ears will be enjoying during the show, have a listen!

Five Hole For Food Kelowna 2014

Every year, Five Hole for Food travels the country playing ball hockey for local food banks. To prepare for such a long journey, you need a good warm-up, so we’re headed to Kelowna to kick things off a little early, and take advantage of that early summer that the Okanagan has to offer.

The idea is simple: to take part and play some street hockey, all you need is a hockey stick and a can of food. We’ll supply the rest. Think of it as a giant game of drop-in hockey: hang out and play for 5 minutes or the full 4 hours! All age and skill levels are welcome!

Meet us at Stuart Park Plaza between 1:00PM-5:00PM on June 7th and bring your donation for the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Let’s play hockey for food!

This event benefits the Kelowna Community Food Bank Society. In 1983, the Kelowna Community Food Bank Society set up operation in a church basement to meet emergency food needs for the community. Over the next two decades, the Kelowna Food Bank grew from serving 600 people per year to nearly 2, 500 individuals per month, with nearly a third of them children under age 16.

Awesome Okanagan Official 4 Year Anniversary Party

Hey party go-ers, are you ready for the fourth anniversary party for Awesome Okanagan? Cause Friday 18th at 8pm The Habitat will be presenting some local talent with a spring fashion show by FROCK.  Come and get your FROCK on by viewing some specialty, one-of-a-kind clothing as well as handmade garments and accessories designed by Canadian female designers. If you want to see a full blow out come and check out the sweet updos  done by Darcy and Paige for the fashion show, and finally local artists DJ Popular Mechanix and Otiz Avery will spin  you around the dance floor all night long.

Awesome Okanagan is committed to bringing the Okanagan together to represent a strong community that supports local art, culture, food, fashion and music. We believe that all of these talents deserve to be recognized and unite together to make one Awesome Okanagan…now that’s a good reason to get together and celebrate one another!

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Media Greet @ 8pm

Party @ 9pm

$10 tickets available at the door

19+ (no minors)


Bedouin Soundclash’s Jay Malinowski (& The Deadcoast)

z0JLC1e_VZv620z6QwlkSm4mrxVQi_DphlT4tC4UTv0Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast will be performing at the cafe on Sunday, March 23 with special guest Astral Swan. Jay is best known for his work as frontman for Canadian trio Bedouin Soundclash.
Martel will be released on February 11th through Pirates Blend / Sony. An eighteen-song album, dichotomously perched between two sides, The Pacific and The Atlantic (tracklisting below), that brings to life the perpetually curious side of Bedouin Soundclash’s front man Jay Malinowski. Using the tumultuous life of his ancestor, Charles Martel, as a springboard, this album is part family tree; part introspective. The interactive website – – houses a treasure chest full of audio and visual pieces of Martel, including the lyric video for the first single, Patience Phipps, and a black and white video for Tall Shadow From Saint-Malo.

“I’m really looking forward to bringing Martel alive onstage, enlisting the help of Krief (The Dears) and Vancouver three-piece string trio The End Tree into our onstage crew,” describes Jay Malinowski. “This show is going to be a departure from the past. It’s moody, ominous, destructive and beautiful all at the same time. Martel is a sailor, a man confronting his world. The audience participating in the story is integral, and we all can’t wait to start that journey. Come down friends, meet us at the gate.”

Astral Swan was the first act to be signed to Dan Mangan‘s new label Madic Records.

Tickets available online here or at both Streaming Cafe and Milkcrate Records locations!

Comedy Blood Sport is back! Read a rare interview with the champion, Kyle Patan!


Comedy Bloodsport is back!  Everyone should be partying right now! Hope you are ready to get your brain kicked in with laughs! Reigning champion Kyle Patan defends his title against swarms of hungry sharks on February 7th. If you haven’t seen Kyle before, you have missed a local treasure! Stop doing that! I was lucky enough to snag an interview with him between his private ninja lesson and his appointment with hot babes.  Kyle was leaning on his sports car, drinking a cola. I tried not to let his coolness intimidate me while I hastily jotted down his golden replies.  Enjoy….

Q: What message do you have for the comedians who want to see you crying in defeat?

A: My message for them is that if they’re going to see me cry, it’ll be tears of joy when I win, or they’ll be at my house and we will be watching The Vow.

Q: What can audience members expect to see from you on February 7th?

A: They can expect the k-dog to do the things he always does: Tell fully jokes and refer to himself as the k-dog in the third person.

Q: What do you have to say to critics who say you sold out and went all commercial?

A: I will tell the critics to go shove it! And by it, I mean the new swiffer wet jet and its ultimate cleaning abilities (I am the new spokesperson).

Q: Do you do it for the prizes or for the glory of winning comedy bloodsport?

A: Nothing can beat the glory of winning such a prestigious event like bloodsport, nothing except delicious gift certificates!

Q: Thanks, Kyle! Good luck with your new penis enlarger.

Don’t miss Comedy Bloodsport on February 7th.

Doors at , Show starts 9:30 sharp