Light up Kimberley next Saturday, Nov. 19

Christmas carols, pictures with Santa; get the holiday season started

Kimberley's Platzl will light up next Saturday night

Although this unseasonably warm weather does not immediately lead one to think Christmas, the holiday season is just around the corner.

City crews were in the Platzl yesterday installing seasonal decorations in preparation for the annual Light Up celebration next Saturday, November 19.

“The festivities start at 6 o’clock, with carols and the Kimberley Community Choir,” said Kimberley Chamber of Commerce Manager Mike Guarnery. “Santa arrives in the fire truck like he does every year at about 6:30.

“There will be an opportunity for kids of all ages to have their picture taken with Santa and who doesn’t want that?”

There will also be a box to receive Food Bank donations, as the Kimberley Helping Food Bank enters their busy season of providing holiday hampers as well as seeing to the day to day needs of people who require food assistance.

Light Up has been the traditional start of the Christmas season in Kimberley for many years and Guarnery encourages one and all to come out and enjoy it.

“We look forward to another beautiful Light Up in Kimberley’s Platzl. It’s a really cool event and it’s so much fun to see all the kids so excited.”

Last year, over 200 Kimberley children had their pictures taken with Santa.

The pictures with Santa are free and you can drop by the Chamber office between December 1 and 20 to pick up your photos.