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West Kelowna set to kick off the holiday season with annual light up

Light up in West Kelowna

Lights are going up in West Kelowna as the city gets ready to officially kick off its festive season with two holiday traditions.

Light Up will be held on Brown Road, from Main Street to Gossett Road on Dec. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The holiday lights will be turned on at 6 p.m.

The free, family-friendly event will be held outdoors and masks are recommended.

The adapted format will allow visitors to move along the street in their own groups and take part in activity stations, and interact with vendors over short periods of time.

Subject to weather, the city will also treat our community to a high-altitude fireworks show, starting at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks are being launched in Westbank Centre so that several neighbourhoods can view the show from home or at a distance.

The show’s exact location is not being provided this year to discourage large stay-in-place gatherings. Those whose views of Westbank Centre are obscured by Mt. Boucherie or other buildings and landmarks may wish to find a better vantage point prior to the show.

To keep the holiday cheer going, the city will also host the second annual Twinkle Tour, from Dec. 1 through Jan. 3rd.

Submit your own home to be included on the tour at ourwk.ca/twinkletour, where you can also download the map to take your self-guided tour. The tour will also include a fun scavenger hunt as you go.

The 2021 Twinkle Tour will also include a Most Festive Contest with prize winners to be announced in four categories:

  • Most festive residence
  • Most festive business
  • Most festive street/cul de sac
  • Most festive other category

The contest entry period will close Dec. 15. Judging will take place Dec. 17 and winners will be announced on Dec. 21.

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