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Last weekend to visit WhoVille in Kamloops this holiday season

There are only two days left to visit WhoVille in Kamloops this holiday season. The annual display, created by Randy and Sue Adams, brings Dr. Seuss’s "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" to life, while raising awareness of literacy in Kamloops.
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There are only two days left to visit WhoVille in Kamloops this holiday season.

The annual display, created by Randy and Sue Adams, brings Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Who Stole Christmas to life, while raising awareness of literacy in Kamloops. 

“We have a great big display and you can help yourself to hot chocolate but be patient with volunteers, the hot chocolate line is busy,” Sue said. “People can watch the movie and sit by a warming station chatting, everyone is here.”

Those who haven’t been to WhoVille yet need to know that it is not a destination, but an experience, she said. It's families and friends enjoying some time together. Visitors can hang out with The Mayor of Whoville, his wife, the Grinch, Cindy-Lou and Max the Dog.

It's also a great opportunity donate a book to support children’s literacy.

“Keep a lookout for the Grinch as he creates havoc around us,” Sue said.

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The Adams first set up the display in their yard in Westmount in 2016 and opened to the public in 2018. This year, following a two-year COVID hiatus, the Adams decided to find a bigger, better space to grow the cheerful, charity display.

“We saw the potential to expand and raise more awareness of literacy and decided to go for it,” Sue said. “We reached out to Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc about renting their powwow arbour. They have been amazing and it is an amazing space to be in.”

The Grinch watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas with a small fan.
The Grinch watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas with a small fan.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ WhoVille Kamloops

It doesn’t cost anything more than a smile to enter WhoVille, but donations of new or gently used children’s books are encouraged. Cash donations are also accepted.

Through the years, Whoville visitors have donated thousands of books to Literacy in Kamloops.

The event ran last weekend for three nights and is running this weekend for three nights.

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Sue said last Sunday 800 people joined the fun and she expects many will return again this weekend.

Visitors can watch the original cartoon version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on a large screen while lounging on the grass, so warm clothes, especially snow pants are advised.

“We appreciate everyone’s support in this,” Sue said. “It is about making sure kids have access to books and raising readers. It is an opportunity to all be together, to make memories together and really enjoy the opportunities we are given.”

WhoVille is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 9 and 10, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 11, at the Powwow Arbour at 345 Powwow Trail. 

Go here for more information on WhoVille Kamloops

The Grinch and son of the creators of WhoVille Kamloops, Nicholas Adams, on a Santa Clause Parade float.
The Grinch and son of the creators of WhoVille Kamloops, Nicholas Adams, on a Santa Clause Parade float.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ WhoVille Kamloops

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