Christmas Day is one month away and Kelowna’s Rutland community is excited.
Hundreds of people gathered at Rutland Centennial Park for the annual Rutland Winter Light Up on Nov. 25.
Festivities started at 1 p.m. with live music, vendors, hot chocolate, outdoor activities for the kids, a chance to write a letter to Santa or get a photo taken with the big guy.
At 4 p.m. the choirs from three local school took the stage to engage the crowd in a number of Christmas carols.
Local politicians spoke to the crowd before Mayor Tom Dyas flipped the switch to light the very large Christmas tree in the park.
A holiday market was held across the street at Rutland Centennial Hall to round out the festivities.