Summerland lights up the streets and sky

Santa traded in his sleigh for a trip on the Penticton Shriner’s trailer on his trip to Summerland’s Festival of Lights on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Families got a chance to participate in some of the entertainment at Summerland’s Festival of Lights on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Downtown Summerland was packed full of people for the 32nd annual Festival of Lights on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Three Scotch In were one of the local Okanagan musical groups who took to the main stage of Summerland’s Festival of Lights on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Summerland Pipe Band lead the way for the dignitaries ahead of the countdown at Summerland’s Festival of Lights on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Rudolph, a christmas tree, and Olaf and Elsa from Frozen were some of the special guests at Summerland’s Festival of Lights on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Summerland capped off their light up with fireworks to brighten up the sky. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Summerland capped off their light up with fireworks to brighten up the sky. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Christmas Tree in Memorial Park was lit up for this year’s Festival of Lights in Summerland on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Timbre Wolves took to the stage after the fireworks and lights came on at Summerland’s Festival of Lights on Friday. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Summerland lit up the streets and the sky Friday night.

The 32nd annual Festival of Lights filled the streets of the city’s downtown, with people enjoying the local businesses, live music and the light-up an approximately 35 ft Christmas tree.

This year, Memorial Park got an extra glow to it, with one of the trees near the Cenotaph strung up with lights to fit the season.

The Festival of Lights is one of Summerland’s biggest events of the year, drawing thousands of people from across the Okanagan to count down the seconds before the lights turned on at 7 p.m. with fireworks to follow shortly after.

Despite Mayor Toni Boot’s admission for having wished for a little snow, the chill in the air did nothing to dissuade the crowds from coming out and having fun.

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