The night was perfect for a visit from Santa Claus.
People who milled about during the first night of the Okanagan ChristmasFest were treated to an exciting sight: watching Santa slide down the seven-storey Kanata Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre.
After he landed, Santa walked around with marketplace goers before he sat down for a meet and greet with kids and their families.
The Okanagan ChristmasFest helps raise money for The Salvation Army, the Central Okanagan Food Bank, and the Bridge Youth & Family Services, among other local charities. In 2018, the event raised $10,000 for the Central Okanagan Food Bank.
The ChristmasFest will still be on from Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Dec. 14 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, you can visit their website.