Start holiday season with free community events in West Kelowna

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WEST KELOWNA - Two terrific festivals are being held to kick off the Christmas season in the City of West Kelowna this year.

New for 2015 is the Town Centre Light Up! This street festival will take place Friday, December 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Brown Road between Main Street and Gossett Road. Brown Road will be closed from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate all the activities, which will include caroling, crafts and an inflatable play place for the kids. Cookies and cider will be served and vendors will be on site selling hot food. Christmas trees will also be for sale on site. Santa will arrive by Zamboni at 6:30, just in time to help turn on the lights, and then he’ll stick around for photos with the kids. Admission is free.

For more information and an event map please go to

The fun continues on Sunday, December 6 with Winterfest, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Boucherie Community Centre at 2760 Cameron Road. Start off the day with a pancake breakfast, go for a free skate at Jim Lind Arena, watch the kids get their faces painted and then help them with Christmas crafts and cookie decorating. Stick around for a hot dog lunch and a visit from Santa. The entire event is free, but non-perishable food donations for the food bank are welcome.

Event details are available online at

And anyone already looking ahead to the Christmas Break can find the public skating and arena programs schedules at

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