Christmas celebrations begin Friday in downtown Penticton

Downtown Christmas celebrations begin Friday with tree decorating in Gyro Park.
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PENTICTON - Downtown community Christmas celebrations start Friday in downtown Penticton.

The Downtown Penticton Association is inviting preschool children to add decorations to the Community Christmas Tree in Gyro Park on Friday, Dec. 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Penticton residents are also invited to add their favourite decorations to the tree on Friday Dec. 4 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will be complimentary hot chocolate, treats and $5 cheeseburgers at Burger 55 as part of the Pre Light Up Party festivities. Donations of nonperishable food items for the food bank are welcomed.

Burger 55 will then place a star on top of the tree Friday in preparation for the Christmas Tree Light Up on Saturday, Dec. 5. The light up will take place after Santa’s visit to Gyro Park, which happens from 2 p.m. until  4 p.m.

The Christmas Market will also be held at 502 Main Street on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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