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Six signs its Christmas time in Penticton

It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you see Santa in the mall.
December 15, 2014 - 2:33 PM

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

1 - It’s not really Christmas in Penticton until you see the SS Sicamous decked out in Christmas lights, not just the standard lighting we are used to throughout the year. It’s worth a look, down at the waterfront at the foot of Lakeshore Drive.

It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you see Christmas lights on the SS Sicamous.
It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you see Christmas lights on the SS Sicamous.

2 - Salvation Army kettles pop up everywhere.

It's  not really Christmas in Penticton until you throw some change into a Salvation Army kettle.
It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you throw some change into a Salvation Army kettle.

3 - If you find you’ve been wheeling around and around the mall parking lot trying to find a space, well, that too is a sure sign the Christmas season is here.

It's not really Christmas in Penticton until every square inch of the mall parking lot is occupied.
It's not really Christmas in Penticton until every square inch of the mall parking lot is occupied.

4 - Santa is at the mall. Say no more.

It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you see Santa in the mall.
It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you see Santa in the mall.

5 - Every year it seems as though on the evening of the Christmas parade, there is a cool, damp wind coming off Okanagan Lake, whistling down Main Street, right into the path of the parade route. This year was no exception, but just like other years, the wind failed to deter hundreds from coming out to get into the spirit of the Christmas season.

It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you've braved the cold winds off Okanagan Lake to watch the Christmas parade.
It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you've braved the cold winds off Okanagan Lake to watch the Christmas parade.

6 - If you come out of the casino at the Coast Lakeside and find yourself wondering what happened to the night outside, (because there’s so much light in front of the hotel), well, that’s another sure sign it's Christmas time in Penticton.

It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you see as many lights outside the casino as inside.
It's not really Christmas in Penticton until you see as many lights outside the casino as inside.

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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