Over the weekend many Sylvan Lakers braved the cold to launch the holiday season.
The annual Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival and Market opened it’s doors at the NexSource Centre on Nov. 29 for attendees to experience.
Friday evening featured live performances by musical acts and a visit from Sparkles alongside the market.
The holiday cheer was kicked up a notch the following morning, Nov. 30, with two sold out Breakfast with Santa sittings at the NexSource Centre.
Throughout the day more musical guests graced the Yuletide Festival stage as market goers were able to grab plenty of treats and gifts for the upcoming season.
The Yuletide’s Festival Kids Zone was packed with games and picture opportunities with special guests, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Sparkles.
Later in the evening the Santa Claus Parade took the trip through town spreading Christmas cheer to those lining the streets through lit cars and trailers.
Following the parade the crowd braved the cold to watch a fireworks display light up the sky over the lake from the pier and lakeshore.
Moments after the night sky settled the Winter Village lit up to the sound of a Christmas tune.
Some bundled up attendees took the time to walk through the light-lined archways or pose for a picture with the light-wrapped trees.