Holiday season begins with Kitimat’s rain-drenched Festival of Lights

Robin Rowland 
Christ the King Choir
The choir from Kitimat’s Christ the King Catholic Church perform in a dark and rainy night at Kitimat’s Festival of Lights, Nov. 22, 2014. (Robin Rowland)

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Hundreds of people (including lots of kids) turned out in a chilly, wet, West Coast November downpour on Saturday for Kitimat’s Festival of Lights, officially marking the start of the holiday season.

 

arch of Christmas lights

A construction truck created an arch of Christmas lights over Mountainview Square. (Robin Rowland)

 

Christmas lights

Puddles reflected the lights as the rain continued. (Robin Rowland)

Reindeer

A couple of reindeer in lights on the back of a flatbed. (Robin Rowland)

Dump truck and Christmas lights

A dump truck arrived, lit up like a Christmas tree. (Robin Rowland)

Then just as Santa Clause was due to arrive, the rain stopped.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus, sitting on the Kitimat Fire and Rescue Ladder 11 talks to kids at the Festival of Lights. (Robin Rowland)

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