Downtown Penticton lit up for the holidays

Downtown Penticton lit up for the holidays
Dawn Mariash helps her son Nixon fill out his letter to Santa at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Dawn Mariash helps her son Nixon fill out his letter to Santa at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Ava Wilson gives the wandering holiday bear a hug at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Ava Wilson gives the wandering holiday bear a hug at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
One of Santa’s Elves, Inspire Circus’ Bryce Beckett, poses next to the bouncy castle he ran for the kids at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)One of Santa’s Elves, Inspire Circus’ Bryce Beckett, poses next to the bouncy castle he ran for the kids at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Mr. and Mrs. Claus pose for a photo with Ethan Holzhaus at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Downtown Penticton lit up for the holidays
Kids were able to decorate ornaments and other crafts at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Kids were able to decorate ornaments and other crafts at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Princess Margaret Secondary School performed their Beauty and the Beast show at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Princess Margaret Secondary School performed their Beauty and the Beast show at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in style on the Penticton Fire Department’s ATV. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in style on the Penticton Fire Department’s ATV. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Skaha Lake Middle School’s band students opened the night’s entertainment for the Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Skaha Lake Middle School’s band students opened the night’s entertainment for the Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Balance School of Performing Arts and the Aidan Mayes School of Music performed a joint show at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)Balance School of Performing Arts and the Aidan Mayes School of Music performed a joint show at Friday night’s Light Up Festival in Downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s downtown has started the holiday season with the annual light-up.

The man in red arrived in style on the Penticton Fire Department’s ATV.

There was plenty of family entertainment all through the festival. The Skaha Lake Middle School band students started off the night, followed by the Balance School of Performing Arts and the Aidan Mayes School of Music.

Princess Margaret Secondary School performed a selection from their production of Beauty and the Beast.

Canada Post brought their post box to the festival, alongside plenty of letters for kids and adults alike to write to Santa. A couple of bouncy castles, ring toss and putting and plenty of hot chocolate were also highlights of the entertainment as people waited for the Christmas tree to light up.

This year, the tree was decorated with 3,500 lights to go along with the new light features installed along the lamposts downtown.

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