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Holiday-themed activities high on the list of weekend things to do in Penticton

The Children's Showcase presents a spoofy version of "Twas the night before Christmas" at Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland this weekend.
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PENTICTON - Christmas takes centre stage with the holiday season rapidly approaching, but if it’s too early to get into the holiday spirit, there are other things to do this weekend.

The 2nd annual Ashley Home Store Penticton Curling Classic takes place Friday, Nov. 23 through Monday, Nov. 26 at the Penticton Curling Club with 24 teams from Canada and Scotland competing in a round-robin tournament. Tickets available at the Penticton Curling Club or call 250-492-5647. Prices range from $15 for a one-day pass to $70 for the four-day event.

Country music star Aaron Pritchett entertains at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. The concert is in support of the Penticton Youth Resource Centre. Tickets are $40 plus a $4 facility fee and taxes and can be purchased at the Penticton Lakeside Resort front desk.

The Leir House Christmas Craft Show is being presented just in time for those last minute unique gift items. There will be numerous vendors with something for everyone, including pets. The show runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leir Cultural Centre.

Santa arrives by fire truck at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. Free activities for the kids are planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. along with photos with Santa from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photos are $25 and come with a USB flash drive and three photos.

The 7th annual Santa Rec Run is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 24 starting at 6 p.m. at LocoLanding Adventure Park. Participants can choose from a 2.5, 5 or 10 km route in this fund raising effort for local youth outdoor programs. All money raised goes to the Youth Outdoor Recreation Society in support of outdoor recreation programs at schools in Penticton and surrounding area. The cost is $15 per person or $45 for a family.

The Children’s showcase: Twas the night before Christmas is a reworking of the classic poem with goofy antics and witty story twists. Inter-active storytellers relate the story of Santa, who lost his sack of presents while Old man winter plots to stop his deliveries on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The performance takes place at the Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland and tickets are $12.

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