Santa Bus will again patrol the Central Okanagan collecting donations for the Salvation Army

Santa Bus back in service

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Santa Bus will be back in service this year.

The bus, decked out with Christmas lights and decorations, includes the jolly old man himself, his elves and is of course led by Rudolph.

This is the 19th year the bus has been in service. As in past years, its will make various stops throughout the Central Okanagan next week, collecting food, toys and money for the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program.

Financial donations can be made in person on the bus, or online by clicking here.

With the affects of COVID-19 on businesses and individuals, the need this year is greater than it ever has been.

The Santa Bus will hit the streets Sunday, Dec. 5, making various stops throughout the week, concluding Saturday, Dec. 11.

At least one public event will be held each day.

These include:

  • Sunday, Dec. 5 - noon to 3 p.m. at Save On Foods in West Kelowna.
  • Monday, Dec. 6 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Capital News Centre
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7 - 5:30 to 7 p.m. at McDonalds on Harvey Avenue
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8 - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Peachland Community Centre
  • Thursday, Dec. 9 - 10 a.m. to noon at Turtle Bay Crossing in Lake Country
  • Thursday, Dec. 9 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Save on Foods in Lake Country
  • Friday, Dec. 10 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at London Drugs in Spall Plaza
  • Friday, Dec. 10 - 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Toys R Us in Spall Plaza
  • Saturday, Dec. 11 - 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. at Canadian Tire in West Kelowna
  • Saturday, Dec. 11 - noon to 3:30 p.m. at Freshco at Highway 97 and Leckie
  • Saturday, Dec. 11 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stuart Park skating rink

Several other stops will be made at various schools in the Central Okanagan.

Click here for a complete schedule of stops throughout the week.

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