Christmas Lite-Up warms chilly night

By on December 11, 2013
Miss Osoyoos Gina Pereira waves from a float where she rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus and other members of the Osoyoos Royalty. (Richard McGuire photo)

Miss Osoyoos Gina Pereira waves from a float where she rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus and other members of the Osoyoos Royalty. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was a chilly evening as a number of floats and walkers made their way down Main Street Friday for the 25th annual Christmas Lite-up Parade.

Rusty Copeland carries the B.C. flag as members of the Royal Canadian Legion Osoyoos Branch led off the Santa Claus parade Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

Rusty Copeland carries the B.C. flag as members of the Royal Canadian Legion Osoyoos Branch led off the Santa Claus parade Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

Town councillors Sue McKortoff (left), Michael Ryan and C.J. Rhodes walk beside a car decorated for the Santa Claus parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Town councillors Sue McKortoff (left), Michael Ryan and C.J. Rhodes walk beside a car decorated for the Santa Claus parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

A float from the Osoyoos Museum and Archives is lit up in the Santa Claus parade Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

A float from the Osoyoos Museum and Archives is lit up in the Santa Claus parade Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

Tail lights, Christmas lights and police lights add colour to the night as the Santa Claus parade descends the hill to Main Street Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

Tail lights, Christmas lights and police lights add colour to the night as the Santa Claus parade descends the hill to Main Street Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

In the chilly evening, participants in the Santa Claus parade bundled up with scarves to hand out candy. (Richard McGuire photo)

In the chilly evening, participants in the Santa Claus parade bundled up with scarves to hand out candy. (Richard McGuire photo)

In the evening headlights, pedestrians and snowmen and elves on tricycles cast long shadows. (Richard McGuire photo)

In the evening headlights, pedestrians and snowmen and elves on tricycles cast long shadows. (Richard McGuire photo)

Frosty the Snowman (aka. Ken Baker) waves as he rides past on his tricycle in the Santa Claus parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Frosty the Snowman (aka. Ken Baker) waves as he rides past on his tricycle in the Santa Claus parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Floats and walking participants in the Santa Claus parade make their way down Main Street, greeted by spectators on both sides of the street. (Richard McGuire photo)

Floats and walking participants in the Santa Claus parade make their way down Main Street, greeted by spectators on both sides of the street. (Richard McGuire photo)

Miss Osoyoos Gina Pereira waves from a float in the Santa Claus parade, accompanied by her little buddy Alesia Dortman. (Richard McGuire photo)

Miss Osoyoos Gina Pereira waves from a float in the Santa Claus parade, accompanied by her little buddy Alesia Dortman. (Richard McGuire photo)

Local residents bundled up for a chilly evening to watch as the Santa Claus parade made its way down Main Street Friday. (Richard McGuire photo)

Local residents bundled up for a chilly evening to watch as the Santa Claus parade made its way down Main Street Friday. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos Princesses Carmen Olsen and Viveka Jensen waved from a float along with their little buddy Hali Steiner in the Santa Claus parade Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos Princesses Carmen Olsen and Viveka Jensen waved from a float along with their little buddy Hali Steiner in the Santa Claus parade Friday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

Some parade spectators had amazing glowing green hair that would put Medusa to shame. (Richard McGuire photo)

Some parade spectators had amazing glowing green hair that would put Medusa to shame. (Richard McGuire photo)

These two little girls rode in the Santa Claus parade from the comfort of a fire truck. (Richard McGuire photo)

These two little girls rode in the Santa Claus parade from the comfort of a fire truck. (Richard McGuire photo)

Frosty the Snowman (Ken Baker) and tall elf (Ronda Jahn), both from the Osoyoos Times, rode tricycles in the Santa Claus parade. Jahn's two sons, Luke (left) and Cooper, helped hand out candy. (Richard McGuire photo)

Frosty the Snowman (Ken Baker) and tall elf (Ronda Jahn), both from the Osoyoos Times, rode tricycles in the Santa Claus parade. Jahn’s two sons, Luke (left) and Cooper, helped hand out candy. (Richard McGuire photo)

A couple of Christmas characters from the Osoyoos Times will be in Friday night's Christmas Lite-Up Parade on Main Street. Advertising salesman Ken Baker (left) is Frosty the Snowman and Ronda Jahn, senior advertising designer extraordinaire, is the world's only tall elf. The parade gets underway at 6:30 p.m. (Richard McGuire photo)
A couple of Christmas characters from the Osoyoos Times will be in Friday night’s Christmas Lite-Up Parade on Main Street. Advertising salesman Ken Baker (left) is Frosty the Snowman and Ronda Jahn, senior advertising designer extraordinaire, is the world’s only tall elf. The parade gets underway at 6:30 p.m. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

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