Summerland Festival of Lights

Schedule of Events

2017 Schedule of Events TBA

2016 Schedule of Events:

Check out our What’s on Guide 2016 for a full list of events and some of the things you can look forward to seeing this year!

5:00pm- 9:00pm: Downtown merchants, Gift and food vendors open to welcome festival goers

5:00pm – The Santa Claus Procession begins! See our royalty in antlers, some of the characters from Frozen, and Santa himself!

5:15pm – Main Stage entertainment starts on Main Street:

  • 5:15 pm             Trout Creek Elementary School Choir
  • 5:30 pm             Groundswell
  • 6 pm                  Lisa Nicole
  • 6:50 & 7:01 pm Montes­sori School Choir
  • 7:15 pm             Me and Mae (on stage fol­low­ing light up countdown)

7:00pm LIGHT-UP! Thou­sands will count down to the dra­matic moment when all of the down­town hol­i­day lights are switched on.

8:30pm – FIREWORKS! Head to Jubilee Rd. to watch the stunning fireworks.

Events run­ning all evening

  • Pho­to’s with Santa at the Sum­mer­land Library
  • Main Stage enter­tain­ment from 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm pre­sented by Re/max Orchard Country
  • Ice Sculp­tures: From 5–7 pm carvers will be cre­at­ing an inter­ac­tive ice throne sculp­ture in front of Nester’s Mar­ket. Get your photo taken in Santa’s Chair!
  • Santa’s Work­shop Craft event at Sum­mer­land Credit Union
  • Let­ters to Santa at the Post Office
  • Ice Carv­ing: Along with an inter­ac­tive ice carved “Santa’s Chair” at Nesters, a sec­ond carver will be sculpt­ing a Christ­mas themed piece on Main St. by Just Deli­cious Sushi.
  • Bot­tle­neck Drive tast­ing room — Sum­mer­land Gold & Sil­ver Exchange and the BeadTrails Experience store
  • Gin­ger­bread Man Dec­o­rat­ing Sta­tion by the RDOS in front of the Sum­mer­land Library
  • Brand new “Presence/ts on Whar­ton St Art Instal­la­tion”, an out­door Christ­mas light art instal­la­tion com­bin­ing thou­sands of lights and apple bins
  • Sea­son Sparkles at Sum­mer­land Art Gallery
  • Fish­ing Pond children’s game on Vic­to­ria Road.
  • Annual Chilli Night at IOOF Hall on Main Street
  • Games and Activ­i­ties at the United Church (Henry Ave)
  • Photo Booths & Boards (#slandlightup)
  • ATV train in Memo­r­ial Park
  • Pony Rides in Memo­r­ial Park
  • Two bouncy cas­tles: Dino Cas­tle, and a 30-foot long Firetruck
  • Ride “El Dia­blo”: Cor­ner of Main St and Vic­to­ria Rd Lot until 9 pm.
  • Fun “Hi-Striker” game on Kelly Ave
  • Encaustic card making demos at the BeadTrails Experience store
  • Wan­der­ing street per­form­ers from Kinshira
  • Tons of great food and gift vendors
  • Fab­u­lous shop­ping in Summerland’s fes­tive downtown
  • Twit­ter Wall at Main Stage