Silver City Nites set to kick off festive weekend downtown Trail

Silver City Nites kicks off with Santa's Candy Parade on Bay Avenue Friday at 6:15pm.

A certain rosy-cheeked, rotund gentleman in a red suit will have a full schedule keeping up with events around the Greater Trail area this weekend if the special events calendars in Trail and Fruitvale are any indication.

“It all starts (Friday) with Santa’s Candy parade, down Bay Avenue, at 6:15 p.m. and there’ll be lots of candy for the kids,” said Andrea Jolly, communications and event coordinator for the City of Trail.

“Then we’ll gather on Cedar Avenue, between Eldorado and Spokane streets for hot dogs, hot chocolate and cotton candy, with entertainment by the St. Michael’s School Choir and Santa will be on location collecting letters.”

The events will wind up on the street at 7 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to head down the street to the Trail Smoke Eaters game at the Cominco Arena where kids 12 and under will get free admission.

In Fruitvale, things start early Satuday with a pancake breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. prepared by the Fruitvale firefighters.

The day continues with Jingle Express train rides between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., although this event proved to be very popular and tickets sold out within 30 minutes of going on sale.

The day continues with a free movie offering at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall at 3:30 p.m., a host of food vendors on the street, hot dogs, hot apple cider, and hot chocolate, horse drawn sleigh/wagon rides and an evening bonfire to cap off the festivities.

Just Posted

River rising in Trail

For up-to-date reservoir elevation and river flow information, visit BC Hydro’s website bchydro.com

Victorian-era magnate, con artist had Rossland connections

New book explores fascinating history of Whitaker Wright

Snowed In Comedy Tour returns to B.C.

Show comes to Trail on Jan. 30

Minor hockey roots preserved in Trail mural

The Trail Minor Hockey Association founded Minor Hockey Week in 1957

Tell the Times

Web Poll: Have you been the target of petty theft in Trail?

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

One 11-minute video of the confrontation shows the Haka dance and students loudly chanting

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

A group of five Canadian doctors and three professional organizations is appealing

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel

Nearly 5,000 flights were cancelled Sunday around the country

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

Most Read