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The Summerland Festival of Lights will take on a country atmosphere this year.

The Summerland Festival of Lights, the celebration which launches the festive season in the community, will take on a country atmosphere this year.

The 28th annual festival has the theme Country Christmas for this year. The entertainment will feature some talented country performers and activities for the evening including El Diablo, a mechanical bull, as well as country dancing.

“We are excited to announce our Country Christmas lineup and proud to present the best in emerging B.C. country music talent to the Light Up main stage,” said Christine Petkau, executive director of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce. “We want to see everyone embrace the country spirit by wearing their cowboy boots and hats.”

The festival, organized by the Summerland Chamber, is expected to bring roughly 6,000 people to Summerland’s downtown.

The Chris Buck Band, the B.C. Country Music Association’s 2014 Country Club Act of the Year, will perform at this year’s festival.

Also performing are Robyn and Ryleigh, a country/pop duo from Langley. The sisters have a sound blending traditional acoustic country and modern rock.

During the evening, the downtown holiday light displays will be turned on at 7 p.m. A fireworks show will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Throughout the evening, interactive ice sculptures will be created live.

Other activities and attractions include Santa’s workshop, photos with Santa and the kids’ zone.

Full details and updates about the festival are available at summerlandlightup.com or on Facebook at Summerland Festival of Lights.

 

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