Vernon Viper Ryan Renz (left)

Coldstream lights up the season

Coldstream Community Christmas Light-Up gets underway Sunday at 6 p.m. at Coldstream Christian Church

Families, friends and neighbours will gather once again for an annual tradition that gets Coldstream in the holiday spirit.

The Coldstream Community Christmas Light-Up gets underway Sunday at 6 p.m. at Coldstream Christian Church (9904 Kalamalka Rd., across from the District office).

“It’s just a great way to kick off Christmas,” said David Hockley, church pastor. “It’s free, it’s not commercial and it has a real kind of homey feel.”

The evening of family fun includes hot dogs, cookie decorating, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, popcorn and crafts.

Music is provided by Coldstream and Kidston Elementary schools, Coldstream Christian Church Choir and special guests Andrew Mercer and the Okanagan Celtic Choir.

Farmer Val will be there with her petting zoo at the Live Nativity, as will Queen Silver Star royalty and candidates and the Vernon Vipers.

“The kids love it, playing hockey with the Vipers,” said Hockley.

The Coldstream Fire Department will also be on site with a bonfire for everyone to stay warm around.

And, as part of the Christmas tradition, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance.

Although the entire event is free, donations to the Food Bank (both non-perishable food and money) will be collected.

“I hope that everyone shows up to have a really good time,” said Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick.


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