Columbia Valley Pioneer staff

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Invermere, many people were stirring, with anticipated cheer.

That’s the sentiment as the District of Invermere gets ready for its annual Light Up downtown on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Activities kick off at 2 p.m. when Santa will pose for photos at the Invermere Legion until 5 p.m. Photos cost $10 each, with proceeds going to the Christmas Bureau. Also starting at 2 p.m. are free wagon rides on 7th Avenue (pickup and dropoff at Inside Edge parking lot and Manulife Financial on 12th Street).

The Santa Claus parade starts at 6 p.m. at Pothole Park, travelling down 7th Avenue to the arena. 

The Light Up ceremony will take place at Cenotaph Park once the parade is over. Santa will magically shed some “light” on the event. Along with live music, there will be window decorating, festive treats, fire pits and other activities.