The biennial Lumière Lantern parade returns to Kamloops tonight.
The festival will see participants light up the night with handmade lanterns of various sizes, shapes, colours and themes, created at workshops earlier this month.
The parade will wind its way through the downtown core, with participants and lanterns weaving their way through downtown crowds, stopping at Stuart Wood elementary for a light-filled celebration featuring special performances by local artists.
The procession will end at St. Andrews on the Square with the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association’s lighting of the Christmas tree.
All are invited to take part.
It begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lansdowne Village and concludes with the lighting of the Christmas tree..
Santa Claus is coming Saturday
The first Kamloops Santa Claus parade took place more than 30 years ago and it returns this year to the downtown core this Saturday.
The parade begins at Second Avenue and St. Paul Street and travels north on Second Avenue and east on Victoria Street.
It begins at 11 a.m. Last year’s event was a chilly one, but this year’s forecast is calling for a high of 1 C. Pack your mittens, though — the low is -9 C.