The annual Winter Light-Up and Santa Claus Parade will have a new twist this year with the addition of an Ice Princess Float.
“It will be fun,” says Cindy Chappell, the Winter Light-up event chair.
“Peterson Contracting has generously donated a flat deck and truck for the float.”
She says there will be room on the Ice Princess Float for about 20 women and girls and she hopes to have representation from all of the local cultural groups.
Chappell says she was inspired to initiate the Ice Princess Float because of the overwhelming popularity of the movie Frozen.
To help out with the float she says Belles and Brides has some gowns to loan for little girls who might like to participate but may be unable to find a costume.
Chappell says Sasha Star has also volunteered to make up ice princess participants with sparkling ice princess face paintings.
She says young and old alike will need to wear warm clothing under their ice princess costumes.
To be part of the Ice Princess Float or help with the celebrations contact Cindy Chappell by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 250-398-6061.
The Ice Princess float will be part of this year’s Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov. 29 which leads to the Downtown Winter Light Up celebration in Spirit Square and at the Limelight Theatre.
There will be pictures with Santa, face painting, music, free popcorn and hot chocolate, storytelling, skits, multicultural eats and crafts for sale, and more.
There will also be lots of bargains to be had during the Midday Madness downtown shopping hours of noon and 6 p.m.