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Kelowna's annual Christmas light up goes Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to Kelowna this weekend.

The Downtown Kelowna Association with present the 24th annual  light up on Saturday, with events scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The light up will officially kick-off the holiday season with various events happening in multiple venues throughout the downtown core.

Highlights of the day will include the Rotary Centre of the Arts hosting arts and crafts for kids and the Wentworth Music musical petting zoo, the Re/Max hot air balloon will provide rides and Santa Claus will make a stop at the Laurel Packinghouse for pictures and cookie decorating.  For a complete schedule of events visit www.downtownkelowna/lightup.

There will also have a number of live performances at the Stuart Park ice rink as well as free skating. In fact, Most of the activities will be free.

Fortis BC will also be on hand with its holiday light exchange.  Representatives will be set up in the Laurel Packinghouse, encouraging people to bring their old strands of incandescent lights and exchange them for a complimentary strands of LED lights.  Visitors can bring up to five strands to be exchanged while supplies last.

The evening will culminate with Santa Claus lighting up the trees in Kerry Park at 6 p.m.

“It’s a wonderful event,” said Downtown Kelowna Association executive director Peggy Athans.  “Light Up kicks-off the Christmas shopping season and with so many things happening bring the whole family downtown for the day.  Get a bite to eat, do some shopping and have a hot chocolate, there is so many things to do, this will be the biggest Light Up yet.”

Saturday December 1, 2012 also kicks-off free on street parking downtown on Saturdays during December, a tradition for 18 years.

For times, list of events, schedules and detailed information visit www.downtownkelowna.com/lightup.

 

 

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