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Christmas lights up for the Central Okanagan this weekend

Roughly 70 homes in Rutland participate to make Candy Cane Lane a Kelowna Christmas tradition.
November 29, 2017 - 5:00 PM

KELOWNA – The Christmas season kicks off this weekend, with a few new events joining the list of fun things to do in Kelowna.

The annual Downtown Kelowna Light Up is returning for its 29th year on Dec. 2. This free community event includes live entertainment, activities for kids of all ages, skating, food, and a visit from Santa Claus, who will light the Christmas tree in Stuart Park at 5 p.m.

Prior to Light Up at 5 p.m. the City is also hosting the first ever Winter Street Market on Water Street next to the ice rink. It will feature artisan booths, festive sweets and treats, delicious street food, hot chocolate and a bonfire.

Visit the Downtown Kelowna Light Up! website for a complete list of activities.

The City of West Kelowna is turning 10 years old in December, and they’re combining an Anniversary Celebration with their annual Light Up Christmas event.

The 10th Anniversary and Towne Centre Light Up take place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 1 on Brown Road. There will be free food, birthday cupcakes, prizes, music, giveaways, crafts and entertainment.

The City is also hosting its annual Winterfest celebration on Sunday, Dec. 3 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Winterfest takes place at Mt. Boucherie Complex on Cameron Road and features skating, crafts, cookie decorating and hot dogs and hot chocolate. Admission and activities are free, but a donation to the food bank will be accepted.

The most Christmassy neighbourhood in Kelowna is gearing up for another season of spreading joy and raising money for a good cause.

Candy Cane Lane has become an annual tradition in Kelowna. Nestled in the Springvalley neighbourhood of Rutland, it offers several blocks of blindingly bulbed houses free to the public starting Friday, Dec. 1.

The Candy Cane Lane Facebook page hinted at the start of preparations Nov. 7, with a photo of five open storage containers filled with decorations.

"And so it begins," the post says. 

Residents of Candy Cane Lane in Rutland are busy getting ready for another season.
Residents of Candy Cane Lane in Rutland are busy getting ready for another season.
Image Credit: Facebook

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