Summerland kicked off the festive season on Friday with the 31st annual Summerland Festival of Lights.
The festival, held in downtown Summerland, has been a big attraction over the years. Organizers estimated more than 8,000 people attended the annual event.
It included a Santa Claus procession at 5 p.m., bands and entertainers throughout the evening at the Remax Orchard Country Mainstage and the ceremony at 7 p.m. when the holiday lights displays were turned on.
A fireworks display, courtesy of the Summerland Credit Union, followed at 8:30 p.m.
The Summerland Arts Centre’s annual Season’s Sparkles, also began on Friday evening.
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