Light-Up, Warm-Up your life Friday

Light-Up, Warm-Up your life Friday

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“Light-Up and “Warm-Up” your Christmas this Friday and Saturday in Oliver.

Once again, the Oliver Business Association invites everyone to the annual Christmas Light Up event November 23-24.

Festivities get underway with photographs with Santa at Royal LePage at Southwinds Crossing from 3-5 p.m.

From 4-7 p.m., discover downtown Oliver by getting your face painted, tasting some wine and hot beverages, making crafts and listening to caroling and live performances.

Santa arrives at Town Hall at 5:45 p.m., followed by a performance by the OES choir.

The official light-up ceremony takes place at 6:15 p.m.

There will be indoor activities at the Oliver Community Centre and a bonfire in the park. A fireworks display is also scheduled.

On Saturday, Nov. 24, a free matinee movie (Incredibles 2) will play at the Oliver Theatre at 2:30 p.m.

Whatever you do, don’t miss the “Winter Warm-Up” event at the community centre on Friday night. It features all kinds of fun and activities for the whole family.

Adults can sip a glass of beer, wine or cider from a pop-up wine bar, and chow down on $5 soup/chili made by chefs Steven Sheridan (Thai on the Fly) and Nick Urry (Soupertime). They can also listen to live tunes and bid on silent auction items.

Children can ice fish for treats, write letters to Santa, or test their skills in a Christmas adventure course.

Outside, an annual community bonfire will warm the crowds from 7-9 pm, and a  Christmas fireworks show is set to light up the sky at 8 p.m.

Enormous thanks go to several generous businesses for donating to the silent auction. Items include ski passes, wine, dance studio tuition, “stay-cation” get-aways, movie packages and much more.

All proceeds from the Winter Warm-Up fundraiser will go towards supporting the Oliver Small Wheels Park Project, a major renovation to the existing community skatepark. The goal is to raise a budgeted $220,000 over the next year so that renovations can be completed in 2019.

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