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A sure sign of the Christmas season in Penticton is the annual Santa Claus Parade.
December 21, 2015 - 6:30 PM

PENTICTON - There are several signs the Christmas season is upon us in Penticton.

1. It’s a sign of Christmas in Penticton when you see emergency vehicles, buses, taxis and personal vehicles adorned with antlers. What other time of the year does anyone attach fake antlers to their vehicles? It's a trend that seems to be on the rise in Penticton.

Vehicles adorned with antlers might be considered  an indicator that Christmas season is upon us.
Vehicles adorned with antlers might be considered an indicator that Christmas season is upon us.

2. It’s a sign of Christmas in Penticton when you see hundreds line Main Street in the cold wind to watch the Santa Claus Parade.

Penticton's Annual Santa Claus Parade is a sure sign Christmas is coming in the Peach City.
Penticton's Annual Santa Claus Parade is a sure sign Christmas is coming in the Peach City.

3. It’s a sign of Christmas in Penticton when you find yourself following the Christmas lights tour bus through the city. The popular bus tours are usually followed by a caravan of vehicles as motorists let the bus drivers do all the navigating. Makes for a less stressful evening for the driver, who has a little more time to view the many great light displays in Penticton.

The annual Christmas lights tour is so popular, there's often a line up of private vehicles following the bus as it tours the city each year.
The annual Christmas lights tour is so popular, there's often a line up of private vehicles following the bus as it tours the city each year.

4. It’s a sign of Christmas in Penticton when your favourite coffee shop finds room for Christmas decor. It doesn’t matter how big or how small the venue is, there is always room for Christmas decorations. And let’s not forget the Christmas tree.

It's a sure sign of Christmas when Penticton's Blenz coffee shop decorates their store for the festive season.
It's a sure sign of Christmas when Penticton's Blenz coffee shop decorates their store for the festive season.

5. It’s a sign of Christmas when the famous Peach concession is covered with a dusting of snow.

Penticton's famous Peach Concsession with the first dusting of snow last week.
Penticton's famous Peach Concsession with the first dusting of snow last week.

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

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