The Christmas spirit is shining bright throughout Enderby.
The community will hold its annual Christmas celebration Dec. 6 to 8.
“We want to have an event where people can come out and have fun. It’s all about family time,” said Craig Bell, one of the organizers.
On Friday, activities get underway with an outdoor gift market on Cliff Avenue from 4 to 7 p.m.
“We have at least 15 vendors so far and possibly up to 30,” said Bell. “They will have a good variety of gift ideas. There will also be a quartet walking around and getting people into the spirit.”
At 6:30 p.m., will be the always popular parade, and Santa Claus will take time out from his busy schedule to be the guest of honour.
“He really likes Enderby,” said Bell, adding that Santa never misses a parade.
The parade will be followed by a candlelight walk along the Shuswap River to the Riverside Park gazebo where there will be hot soup courtesy of local restaurants and hot dogs and hot chocolate from the Enderby Lions.
“We will all be entertained by the A.L. Fortune Secondary senior jazz band and we will have free hay rides and a bonfire to keep us all nice and warm,” said Bell.
On Saturday, there will be free photographs with Santa Claus at the Enderby legion and the annual bake sale at the Enderby Museum.
To wrap up the festivities, there will be a free turkey dinner at the Enderby Seniors Complex Sunday, doors open at 4 p.m.
“Last year, we had 145 people attend. We couldn’t hold any more,” said Bell, adding that reservations are needed for the dinner by calling 250-838-7527.
The turkey dinner is sponsored by Hungry Jack’s, Baron Insurance and the Enderby IGA.
The final event of the weekend will be a Christmas pageant at Evangelical Chapel Sunday at 6:30 p.m.