Winterfest plans underway in Prince Rupert

Halloween may yet to have passed, but the Prince Rupert Special Events Society is already making plans for Winterfest in December.

Halloween may yet to have passed, but the Prince Rupert Special Events Society is already making plans for Winterfest in December.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. The lighting of the trees on the courthouse lawn will take place on Friday night, while the majority of the activities will happen on Saturday.

Plans for Dec. 6 include the Santa Claus Parade, a free swim and skate and Christmas craft fair during the day and the Sailpast, bonfire and fireworks at the waterfront in the evening.

The volunteer organization is putting out a call for boat-owners to participate in the Sailpast this year, which will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Anyone wanting to participate can contact the Prince Rupert Special Events Society at 250-624-9118 or via email at prspecialevents@citytel.net.

For more on Winterfest, visit www.prspecialevents.com.