SUMMERLAND’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS SET TO GLOW FOR 2014
On Friday, November 28, The Summerland Chamber of Commerce will host the 27th Annual Festival of Lights and expects to welcome 6000 visitors.
Celebrating the theme “Christmas Rocks,” downtown Summerland will once again transform into a holiday wonderland, drawing families from around the Okanagan.
This year Light Up welcomes Vancouver rock band, Damn Fools. Following the release of their first album, “Off The Floor” in 2013, Damn Fools followed their first tour by landing in the Peak Performance Project’s Top 12, and are quickly working their way into Canadian hearts. Expect to be swept away by a heady mix of Rock and Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Southern Groove.
Classic Light Up activities include dramatic fireworks, Santa’s workshop, photos with Santa, pony rides, ATV rides and bouncy castles, street performers and the annual ‘Season Sparkles’ art show at the Summerland Art Gallery.Three ice carving stations will be actively wowing the crowds and a host of food and gift vendors will line the streets, adding to the festive atmosphere. The crowd will gather for the mass countdown to the magical moment when all the downtown Christmas lights are switched on.
After the fireworks, the party continues on Main Street with a fire dance display by Kelowna’s Kinshira Performance Troupe. Festival goers are invited to join the fun: wear your Santa hats, your favourite Christmas scarf and of course, anything that lights up! Wearable Light Up options will be available for purchase.
The Bottleneck Drive Winery Association is also hosting the 4th annual Light Up the Vines events that weekend on Saturday and Sunday, November 29 & 30.
Complete Festival details are available at the Festival of Lights website: www.summerlandlightup.com.