Mr. and Mrs. Claus were delighted to see the crowd that gathered for their arrival in Penticton.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus were delighted to see the crowd that gathered for their arrival in Penticton.

Penticton warms up for Christmas with Santa parade

Downtown streets jammed Saturday for official start to holiday season.

Penticton finally got into the Christmas spirit on Saturday as the Royal LePage Santa Claus took over the downtown core.

The 40-entry procession, featuring floats from all corners of the community, took about an hour to pass by and received a warm welcome from the crowds of people.

This year’s was the 15th annual such parade, which is also hosted by the Downtown Penticton Association.