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.

 

Just Posted

An interview with a magician

2018 Magic Variety Show hits Key City Theatre

Mountain City Travel wins award

The Kootenay region can be proud to include Mountain City Travel, located… Continue reading

100 new child care spaces, improvements to 41 facilities

Columbia Basin Trust provides over $1 million for 41 projects, two of which are in Kimberley.

SD 6 did change some bus route policy

Meadowbrook parents have been raising concerns about the safety of the bus… Continue reading

Meadowbrook parents have concerns on school bus route

Meadowbrook parents are raising concern with School District No. 6 about the… Continue reading

WATCH: Kimberley news recap

A quick recap of the top news stories this week in Kimberley.

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Most Read