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Cherished annual Christmas parade coming back to downtown Kamloops

The 41st annual Christmas Parade is coming to downtown Kamloops on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.
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October 07, 2021 - 4:45 PM

Christmas cheer is already on its way to Kamloops this year for children young and old.

The 41st annual Santa Parade is coming to town after residents missed out last year due to the pandemic, according to a Downtown Kamloops media release.

This year’s theme is Luminous Loops and organizers are asking parade participants to get creative with lighting and dazzle spectators.

The parade, which is hosted by Downtown Kamloops, will fill the downtown core on Sunday, Nov. 28, and its title sponsor is Thompson Rivers University.

Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association executive director Carl DeSantis said he is enthusiastic about bringing back the cherished event and the magic of Christmas for children of all ages.

“When dusk settles on the downtown, Victoria Street will come alive and ignite with illuminated floats, bands and other performers,” DeSantis said in the release.

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DeSantis said he expects the parade will be well attended with people gathering to watch the floats, and the organization has already been receiving queries from participants from previous years.

Vice president of university relations Brian Daly said the university is delighted to be involved with the special launch to the Christmas season as community mindedness is one of the university’s key values.

“Events like this join us together and make us appreciate what it means to be a community. This is what the spirit of the holiday season and community mindedness is all about,” Daly said in the release. “TRU is a part of Kamloops, and our ability to help make this parade happen is important to us.”

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There will be games, hot beverages and photo opportunities and more.

The evening kicks off with a special Wake-up Santa event at 4:10 p.m. at 2 Avenue and St. Paul Street followed by the parade at 4:30 p.m. which will make its along Victoria Street to 6 Avenue.

For more information about the event, contact the KCBIA at 250-872-3242 or email events@downtownkamloops.com.


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