Santa Claus will make an appearance at the Enderby Community Christmas celebrations from Friday to Sunday.

Enderby hosts weekend-long celebrations

Enderby kicks off the holiday season with the annual Community Christmas from Friday to Sunday.

Christmas is a time for family and friends.

Enderby kicks off the holiday season with the annual Community Christmas from Friday to Sunday.

“It’s a great community event and it brings everyone together,” said Craig Bell, an organizer.

“It puts everyone in the spirit.”

The activities get underway Friday with M.V. Beattie Elementary students decorating downtown with homemade decorations from 9 to 11 a.m., while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies from Hungry Jack’s.

Also on Friday is the popular Christmas parade,  which starts at 6 p.m. and travels from Howard Avenue to the chamber of commerce office.

“We usually get 500 people out to watch the parade,” said Bell.

“We get a lot of people come from Vernon, Salmon Arm and Sicamous.”

Featured during the parade will be Santa Claus, who takes time out from his workshop every year to visit Enderby.

“It’s his favourite place,” said Bell.

After the parade, there will be a candlelight walk along the Shuswap River to the gazebo were everyone will be able to enjoy a bowl of soup compliments of local restaurants. The Lions Club will provide hot chocolate and hot dogs and there will be a bonfire to keep warm.

“There will also be hay rides and of course, the  man in the red suit,” said Bell.

On Saturday, the Enderby Family Resource Centre will host photographs with Santa at the Royal Canadian Legion from 10 a.m. to noon and the Enderby Girl Guides will be hold a chili cook-off from 11.30 a.m. to 1pm.

Festivities wrap up Sunday with the annual community dinner at the Enderby Seniors Complex at 5 p.m. (reservations are required).

The dinner is sponsored by Enderby IGA and Shuswap Insurance.

“City council members, the volunteer firefighters and others come and help serve and work behind the scenes,” said Bell.

 

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