UPDATED for 2020:
Due to Covid the Light Up this year has been cancelled. Instead a self-guided community Twinkle Tour is planned. More information to come.
The Light Up committee has been busy planning for this year’s Light Up and it looks like it is going to be the largest one yet! What’s on tap for this year’s event? A whole lot of fun! The Light Up takes place on Brown Rd on Friday, December 6th from 5:00-8:00 pm with the flipping of the switch happening at 6:00 pm.
There will be four different food trucks on-site, along with hamburgers and hot dogs, so no need to cook dinner that night. We hear that there will be Kekuli Café Bannock and hot chocolate for people to also enjoy. If you have little ones or find it awkward to eat standing up an eating area with picnic tables is being set up.
When you arrive, the first thing you should do is stop by Event Info Booth – where you can get your passports to the activity stations. Get them stamped and you will be entered into a draw for some great gift baskets. At this booth is also the Warm clothing Drop-off. The Salvation Army will be collecting coats, hats, mittens for those in need.
Once you have a passport, enjoy the school and community choirs, carollers, inflatables and activity stations. At 6 pm Santa will make a special appearance on the Zamboni machine and he will help Mayor Milsom flip the switch and light up the street!
However, don’t leave after the lighting up of Brown Street as there are more choirs, Irish Dancers and the Kinshira Fire Dancers. The Grand Finale, is being kept a secret, so you might want to stick around until the end to find out what it is!
If it is a little chilly, don’t worry as there will be warming stations and inviting firepits to cozy up next to. You can also escape the crisp night air at the United Church during their Last Chance Bazaar and get some holiday shopping done or pop into the Heritage where pictures with Santa will be taking place.
We hope you can make it out to West Kelowna’s Light Up this year and don’t forget to tag us in your photos! #VisitWestside
- 5:00 – Event and activities open on Brown Road from Main Street to Gossett Road
- 5:15 – Lakeview Heights Baptist Kids Choir
- 5:30 – Our Lady of Lourdes Kids Choir
- 6:00 – Light Up! With Mayor & Santa
- 6:15 – Vox Forte! Youth Choir
- 6:30 – Evangelical Christian Choir
- 7:00 – Ticálié Irish Dance Academy
- 7:30 – Kinshira Fire Dancers
- 7:50 – Grand Finale