Lights on for holiday season


Frightful or delightful, the weather’s perfect today as the Osoyoos community celebrates the holiday season with its annual Light-Up.

That said, you might want to bring an umbrella along — we weather is in the forecast.

The magic moment — when Mayor Sue McKortoff orders the lights to bright — comes around dusk this afternoon.

And then the fun begins.

The Osoyoos Festival Society’s Christmas Lite-Up has put oohs and aahs on local faces for 29 years now.

And there’s plenty more to see and do both today and Saturday.

This afternoon, take in the Downtown Merchant Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. and stop to enjoy Christmas Carols and the Santa parade on Main Street.

Finally, shut down your Friday with Santa’s Night Out, a dry-grad fundraiser for Osoyoos Secondary School to be held at the Sonora Centre.

Admission is $5 at the door.

The fun continues Saturday morning with Breakfast with Santa at Troy’s Grill.

Members of the Osoyoos Coyotes will be on hand to serve the $5 breakfast and children can have their photos taken with Santa.

After breakfast, you’ll want to stop by the Legion Hall for the Kiwanis Christmas Craft Fair.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation to the Osoyoos Food Bank.

Meanwhile, Winter in Wine Country continues as area wineries host special events throughout the South Okanagan. To learn more, visit


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