Castlegar Winterfest opens Christmas season in the city

JOHN BOIVIN

Rossland News

Hundreds gathered downtown for music, food, and old fashioned traditions

Old Saint Nick had a birds-eye view of all the young boys and girls waiting for him from the top of Ladder One. (Photo: John Boivin)
Adam Atkinson was getting into the spirit of Christmas in a Druid-y costume. (Photo: John Boivin)
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Mandi Knudsen (penguin) and Julia Waldie (reindeer) went to the event in a Christmas cosplay. (Photo: John Boivin)
Teresa Hardy from the Kootenay Society for Community Living has her hands full with hot chocolate. (Photo: John Boivin)
The Castlegar Highland Dancers entertained the crowd. (Photo: John Boivin)
This year’s Winterfest parade was small but vibrant, with participants like the Communities in Bloom committee helping bring in the holiday spirit. (Photo: John Boivin)
Christmas crafts, baking and treats were available at several kiosks. (Photo: John Boivin)
Aarik Fyffe comes eye-to-eye with a cuddly polar bear and his penguin pal. (Photo: John Boivin)
Mayor Bruno Tassone was a jolly old elf at the Christmas light-up event. (Photo: John Boivin)
Santa is flanked by his elves, Miss Castlegar Annika Cheveldave and Tara Gleboff. (Photo: John Boivin)
Castlegar’s Highland Dancers warmed up the crowd onstage before the parade began. (Photo: John Boivin)

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