Invermere lights up for the holidays



By Dan Walton

Pioneer Staff

Invermeres about to get its glow on for the holiday season.

The annual Light Up Night is happening on Saturday, November 22nd, when the streets of downtown will be lined with families watching the annual Santa Claus Parade, which will lead to seasonal festivities at Pothole Park.

As a a family festival, its a nice kickoff to the holiday season, said District of Invermere events co-ordinator Theresa Wood.

And in the spirit of the season, families will have the chance to help out the Columbia Valley Food Bank, which will be collecting donations along the parade route with the help of BC Ambulance, and then later at Pothole Park with the RCMP detachments Cram the Cruiser.

From the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, the parade will begin its crawl through the downtown core towards Pothole Park at 6 p.m. where, for the first time, the District of Invermere will hold a tree lighting for the large decorative tree on display for the holidays.

Other Light Up festivities at the park will include live music, free hot chocolate and treats, fire pits, and a Santas Den for all the kids who want their photograph taken with St. Nick. Be sure to get there between 6:45 and 8 p.m. all proceeds from the photos will go to the Family Resource Centre.

Ms. Wood reminds participants and spectators to dress warmly, and said that everybody in the valley will enjoy the event especially the children.

Our parade happens at night, which is pretty unique, said Ms. Wood. All the floats are lit up. It will be super festive.

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