The Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Photos: Keremeos Lights Up with return of annual parade

The parade brought hundreds to Veterans Avenue

Keremeos kicked off the holiday season with the return of the Light Up Parade, and this year it was bigger and better than ever.

Hundreds of people filled the sidewalks and parking spaces along Veterans Drive, with more sitting in their vehicles and safely distanced.

The parade itself was full of locals who took the Family and Friends theme to heart, with people from not just Keremeos but the surrounding communities joining in.

After the parade was finished, the Light Up celebration continued.

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Hosted at the Similkameen Recreation Centre, activities went through the evening.

A fireworks display, Santa shooting some hoops, frozen chicken curling and more kept the festivities going.

The Lower Similkameen Communities Services Society, with the support of the MOSAIC program to cover the costs, served up hot pork and chicken tacos and jerky chicken on rice for free to warm people up in the cool weather.

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The Village of Keremeos sent a vehicle down for the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Village of Keremeos sent a vehicle down for the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

RDOS Rural Keremeos Director Tim Roberts joined the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

RDOS Rural Keremeos Director Tim Roberts joined the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Cawston’s RDOS director George Bush in the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Cawston’s RDOS director George Bush in the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #192 led the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #192 led the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Santa takes a break to shoot some hoops with the kids at the Similkameen Rec Centre after the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Review)

Santa takes a break to shoot some hoops with the kids at the Similkameen Rec Centre after the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4. (Brennan Phillips - Review)

Fireworks lit up the sky after the Keremeos Light Up Parade. (Brennan Phillips - Review)

Fireworks lit up the sky after the Keremeos Light Up Parade. (Brennan Phillips - Review)

Turkey curling, or frozen chicken curling as it turned out, was a highlight for some people at the Keremeos Light Up on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Turkey curling, or frozen chicken curling as it turned out, was a highlight for some people at the Keremeos Light Up on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

B.C. Emergency Health Services were participants in the Keremeos Light Up Parade.
(Brennan Phillips - Review)

B.C. Emergency Health Services were participants in the Keremeos Light Up Parade. (Brennan Phillips - Review)

The Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Keremeos Fire Department brought out three engines for the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Keremeos Fire Department brought out three engines for the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Grist Mill and Gardens as classic carolers in the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Grist Mill and Gardens as classic carolers in the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

The Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)