November 29, 2013 - 9:43 AM
PENTICTON - Santa Claus will somehow do double duty by simultaneously appearing in Summerland and Oliver tonight.
The man in red will be in Summerland for that town's 26th annual Festival of Lights firework spectacular, as well as a fire display and ice carvings.
Everything begins on Main Street. There will be dancers, singers, a performance by Champagne Republic, fireworks at 8:30 p.m. and then fire acrobatics by the Kinshira Performance Troupe and glow party at 9 p.m.
During the evening there will be chances to post letters to Santa at the Summerland Post office, bouncy castles, photos with Santa himself at Cherry Tree Quilts on Main Street, pony rides, an ATV train and a lot more.
Oliver will not be outdone as it will also shine with its own Christmas Light Up event. It's being billed as a way to bring attention to that town's Main Street. The fun starts rolling at 5 p.m. with face painting at Medici's, then music at town hall with a choir, Sage Valley Voices and then Mikie Spillett providing the tunes.
At 6 p.m. the Oliver Town Hall will have a light-up ceremony, then from 7 to 9 p.m. everyone can get warm at the bonfire in the community park. Fireworks shatter the black night sky with colour and sound at 8 p.m.
Santa will appear in Oliver as well, somehow. Skeptics about his powers can get pictures of this scientific marvel, and with him as well, at the Royal LePage South Country Realty office from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
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