Santa's arrival at 6:35 p.m. is eagerly awaited by Kimberley kids.

Santa's arrival at 6:35 p.m. is eagerly awaited by Kimberley kids.

Light up Saturday in Kimberley’s Platzl

Santa arrives and the Platzl lights up with holiday colour

The Christmas season in Kimberley officially starts when the Platzl lights up. This year that takes place this Saturday evening, November 22.

Come down to the Platzl for 6 p.m., or even earlier and have dinner. At 6 the Kimberley Choir will be performing seasonal favourites.

Mayor Ron McRae will be leading the Light Up countdown this year and at 6:30 p.m. sharp, the lights go on.

And right after that, at 6:35 p.m. Santa arrives. Pictures with Santa are complementary from the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce. Many stores will be open in the downtown area for Christmas shopping.  The Kootenay Dance Academy will be raising money with a hot chocolate and bake sale in front of  their new location in the Platzl.

As Christmas is the season of giving, donations to the Helping Hands Food Bank will be gratefully accepted during the evening.

This is a great evening for families, especially with young children, so come down to the Platzl and join the fun.