Not only is this event a great way to explore the many flavours our stunning valley wineries have to offer, but it’s a great way to get into the swing of the holiday season.
With over 10 local Summerland wineries and cideries participating, attendees were given an incredible chance to taste some of the Okanagan’s best wines while wandering through festively lit and decorated vineyards.
Due to the event’s growing popularity over the years, organizers have added an additional weekend in order to make sure nobody missed out on this festively fun and wine-fueled event. Another unique addition to the event in recent years has been the inclusion of Dominion Cider Co., as well as Summerland Heritage Cider Company. These cideries offer attendees a taste of some of the other versatile tree fruit we grow here.
Thousands flocked to Summerland’s quintessential downtown core and were entertained by music, carolling and a variety of local artisans and organizations who had tents lined alongside the cobbled street. The event also hosted a variety of food trucks, everything from vegetarian, Indian cuisine to classic fish and
At 7pm, the mayor of Summerland thanked local residents and sponsors before announcing the 36th annual light up. With this announcement, the lanterns that scattered downtown Summerland lit up as the roofs of shops and homes were garnished with the twinkling of fairy lights.
One of the original creators and coordinators of the events, Lisa Jaager, summed up this fun, festive and exciting weekend filled with wonder in one perfect statement, “The entire Festival of lights weekend will set the tone for your holiday season.”
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