Santa Claus is coming to town, and the City of Penticton plus BC Transit are rolling out the red carpet.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Santa Claus Parade will roll down Main Street from White Avenue towards Lakeshore Drive.
Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate the parade, and drivers are asked to plan ahead to avoid the area and move any parked vehicles in advance by 2:30 p.m.
Floats for the parade will be staged in the Penticton Secondary School parking lot, so that area may also see increased, slow-moving traffic.
The parade will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to stake a spot on the sidewalk along the route to enjoy the show.
To avoid driving downtown, the city and BC Transit are offering a free park-and-ride bus service to shuttle participants from Cherry Lane Shopping Centre or the South Okanagan Events Centre to the parade in downtown Penticton.
After the parade the shuttle will take bring riders to the SOEC for the Penticton Vees Teddy Bear Toss event, or back to Cherry Lane. Find a full schedule online here.