Petrolia celebrates Christmas

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People watch from Fletcher Street as the lights came on in Victoria Park.
People watch from Fletcher Street as the lights came on in Victoria Park.

Christmas arrived in Petrolia this weekend.

Friday night, the weekend events kicked off with Christmas in the Park, although it moved to the Petrolia Farmers’ Market because a day of rain had made the ground at Victoria Park mucky. People sampled chili from local service clubs under the pavilion then went out onto Fletcher Street to watch as the lights in the park turned on.

Saturday, the downtown was busy again as people went to the Farmers’ Market to take in the vendors then stayed for the parade at 2 pm.

People watch from Fletcher Street as the lights came on in Victoria Park.
People watch from Fletcher Street as the lights came on in Victoria Park.
People - including Town Crier Les Whiting - sampled the chili from local service clubs.
People – including Town Crier Les Whiting – sampled the chili from local service clubs.
A few of the lights were set up under the Farmers' Market as Christmas in the Park was moved out of the rain.
A few of the lights were set up under the Farmers’ Market as Christmas in the Park was moved out of the rain.
Children watch the opening ceremonies from behind the Angel Tree.
Children watch the opening ceremonies from behind the Angel Tree.