Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar welcomes Christmas spirit

Winterfest event kicks off holiday with a parade.

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

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Winterfest event kicks off holiday with a parade.

 

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar kicked off the holiday season at Winterfest on Friday. Downtown Castlegar was filled with hundreds of people who came out to see the parade, the lighting of the city Christmas tree and have a visit with Santa. Photos: Betsy Kline

Castlegar welcomes Christmas spirit