The Winter Lights Festival Santa Parade is coming up Saturday

The Winter Lights Festival Santa Parade is coming up Saturday

Community invited to walk and sing in the Santa Parade

Join the community for a Santa Parade unlike any other this Saturday evening from 6 to 7 p.m.

Kate Lines

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Join the community for a Santa Parade unlike any other this Saturday evening from 6 to 7 p.m.  Enjoy floats decorated to shine brightly as they sparkle down streets lit up for Winter Lights, and past merchant windows all aglow with Old Fashioned Country Christmas themes.

Be sure to bring a lantern to hold as you watch the parade from the sidelines.

See Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Mayor Walt Cobb, community groups, local businesses, animals, horses, and so many other wonderful people and creatures, and cars, trucks and amazing things parading down our beloved streets!

Our last float features Christmas Karaoke and the community is invited to sing carols and walk behind the Christmas Karaoke float.

Those who want a long walk can follow the Christmas Karaoke float right from Proctor Street and Second Avenue.

Those who enjoy a medium walk can follow the Christmas Karaoke float from Yorston Street and Second Avenue starting at the Winter Lights Festival Family Centre.

For those who prefer a short walk we recommend following the Christmas Karaoke float from the Oliver Street and First Avenue site at Spirit Square.

The parade will lead everyone past the Festival Information Hub at Oliver Street and Third Avenue where there will be free hot chocolate, a burn barrel, and treats available to warm up chilly hands and faces.

The parade continues on from there to the Festival Community Centre at 370 Yorston (the Red Tomato Pies building) where everyone will be welcomed inside for music by the Community Band followed by hilarious entertainment by WL Improv!  Hot food by donation is provided at the Festival Community Centre, the end of the parade route, by the Lion’s Club.  This parade was inspired by WLCBIA’s desire to include all our downtown merchants in the Santa Parade, and to join with the community as we all walk and sing together through the streets — with our lanterns and laughter to light up the night. Don’t miss a moment!

Kate Lines is the Winter Lights Festival co-ordinator for the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Association which is hosting the event.