Summerland Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights



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: