COMMUNITY – Seniors’ Christmas light tour back after two-year interruption

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The 46th annual Seniors’ Light Tour will take place Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, 6 to 10 p.m. Residents 55 and over are invited to see the best lights in the city.

After the tour, both the Kamloops Rube Band and the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will provide live entertainment while hot beverages and holiday goodies are served at the Sandman Centre. After the festivities, participants will be returned to their pickup location by bus.

“After a two-year interruption due to the pandemic, we are excited to be able to bring the community back together to celebrate the joy of the holiday season,” said Chelsea Fortin, the City’s Tournament Capital and events coordinator.

“What started as a one-off event with two buses and fewer than 60 seniors has grown into a tradition with over 600 seniors, 25 buses, and close to 100 volunteers.”

In partnership with First Transit, a bus will pick up participants from over 20 locations throughout the city. The event is free; however, registration is required. To register, call 250-828-3500 or visit Registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 1.

Participants who require handyDART are encouraged to register for the service after they have registered for the lights tour with the City. To schedule a handyDART seat for the evening, phone BC Transit at 250-376-7525.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help spread cheer is encouraged to visit for volunteer information. A volunteer orientation session will take place at the Tournament Capital Centre on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.

Is your home or business on the tour route? Residents along the tour route are encouraged to help the night by putting up some lights. Even a little can go a long way to spread some cheer!

The tour route and bus pickup locations are available at

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