A brightly lit display showing Santa, a tree and other images in lights is one of many holiday lights displays which can be seen around the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

A brightly lit display showing Santa, a tree and other images in lights is one of many holiday lights displays which can be seen around the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Summerland holiday lights on display

Drive-by light-up on Nov. 27 showed some of the many festive season decorations

Summerland residents enjoyed a celebration of holiday lights on Friday evening during a driving tour of the community.

The Summerland Drive-By Light Up was organized by Paul Biro as a way to bring the holiday spirit to Summerland.

Normally, the last Friday of November would be the annual Summerland Festival of Lights, but as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was cancelled for this year.

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“Light-up is a wonderful event for us. So many people were so disappointed when it was cancelled,” he said. “It’s been a very hard year for Summerland.”

Biro created a map of Summerland, showing his favourite holiday lights displays.

The route began at Biro’s home and took motorists through various parts of the community.

Biro said he had received around 300 emails from people who appreciated the effort.

“They were so excited and so blessed by it. It was worth doing.”

For those who want to take the tour on their own, a copy of the map is at the bottom of this story.

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A snowman holding a candy cane is a portion of a festive display at a home in Summerland’s Lowertown area. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

A snowman holding a candy cane is a portion of a festive display at a home in Summerland’s Lowertown area. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

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Candy canes were used to mark a path to a home on Nixon Road in Trout Creek. Numerous homes in the Summerland neighbourhood have holiday lights displays set up. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Christmas Lights Candy canes were used to mark a path to a home on Nixon Road in Trout Creek. Numerous homes in the Summerland neighbourhood have holiday lights displays set up. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Jason Smith shows some of the elaborate holiday lights display at his home on Beavis Place. Houses in Summerland have been decorated with lights and other displays for the festive season. On Friday, Nov. 27, a drive-by lights tour was organized by Paul Biro, directing people to numerous homes and streets in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Jason Smith shows some of the elaborate holiday lights display at his home on Beavis Place. Houses in Summerland have been decorated with lights and other displays for the festive season. On Friday, Nov. 27, a drive-by lights tour was organized by Paul Biro, directing people to numerous homes and streets in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Paul Biro of Summerland has organized a special drive-by holiday lights event to take place on the evening of Friday, Nov. 27. The map shows Biro’s route to view holiday lights around the community. (Contributed)

Paul Biro of Summerland has organized a special drive-by holiday lights event to take place on the evening of Friday, Nov. 27. The map shows Biro’s route to view holiday lights around the community. (Contributed)

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