SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTOS Above, four generations gather to have their photo taken with Santa during the annual Christmas Tree Light Up at the Blue Marlin Inn on Sunday, Nov. 19. From left to right are: Heather Sherwood, Paige Senger, Joan Dalgleish and Maeve Cherry, 4. Below, Nicole Put and daughter Olivia stand in front of the large Christmas tree at the Blue Marlin Inn.

‘Tis the season in the Alberni Valley

Port Alberni gets ready for the holiday season

Sonja Drinkwater

Alberni Valley News

The holiday season is fast approaching, and the Alberni Valley is starting to take part in celebrations.

You might have seen holiday lights and Christmas trees going up around town over the past few days. Or you’ve been to one of the many craft fairs around the Valley.

The Blue Marlin Inn had their own holiday kick-off on Sunday, Nov. 19 with their annual Christmas tree light-up.

Check out just a few of the festive images from around the town.

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