Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017  


A Bright Idea

Salish Park glows, businesses looking for votes in the store window decorating contest  Dec 2-21

By Staff


Santa meets some youngsters at the Salish Park tree-lighting. Below, the star of the show.


isten up Ebenezer Scrooges, this one's for you. Time to make jolly under the holly.

Snow would have been the icing on the cake last Thursday. But amid the sprinkles but there were lots of twinkles and families' holiday sprits weren't dampened at a ceremonial tree-lighting Charlie Brown would be envious over. The event was hosted by the Downtown Business Improvement Association (DBIA) at Salish Park Thursday.

Every holiday season, the Coast Hotel, local merchants, the Chamber of Commerce and the DBIA consolidate efforts to add some Yule downtown and the park looks more radiant than ever and is definably a place you won't want to miss on your Christmas light tour.


What would a Christmas event be without the man in the red suit? Kids lined up to see him up close and personal.

Remember the old Woodwards building in Vancouver and how you loved to go through the windows looking with meticulous curiosity and in wide-eyed wonderment at all the moving displays? For many years it was a Christmas staple.

This year, as in previous years, Chilliwack business' are adding some extra pizzazz to storefronts. City crews put up the lights last week. Streets like Wellington Ave. will look like big presents as participating merchants vie for the best Yule storefront display in the DBIA's "Downtown Window Decorating Contest."

Kyle Williams, executive director Chilliwack Business Association was adorned with a light necklace. Below, acting mayor long-time councillor Sue Attrill.

All you need to do to show your support is stop by a business with your favourite storefront December 2-21 and vote. Don't forget to watch for stores for some great deals.

The Rotary Club and City of Chilliwack are sponsoring the annual Christmas parade December 2 beginning at 5:30pm. All city busses are free from 3pm - 10pm. For more information and to see the new route, visit Residents are encouraged to drop off a Food Bank item a one of the downtown collector locations

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About the Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association

To lead a cooperative effort in revitalizing and enhancing the downtown of Chilliwack to make it a better place to live, shop, visit and have fun.


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