Port Colborne to receive special visitor this weekend

Port Colborne is going to be receive a very special visitor this weekend. Santa Claus is coming to town to visit with all the boys and girls and collect their Christmas wishes. 

Port Colborne is gearing up to greet a very special visitor this weekend. Santa Claus is coming to town to visit with all the boys and girls and make sure he collects all their Christmas wishes.

Starting in the morning Saturday Dec. 2/2017 Santa will be at the Lions Hall on Chippawa Rd. in Port Colborne enjoying the 16th Annual Breakfast with Santa presented by the Port Colborne Lioness’, see the event in our Community Calendar for details: https://eriemedia.ca/events/breakfast-with-santa/ .

“I always enjoy starting my day in Port Colborne with a hearty breakfast with the Lioness’ and visiting with these wonderful Port Colborne children,” Santa said.

Later, Santa will be arriving by tugboat to Downtown Port Colborne at 1 p.m. (depending on shipping traffic). He will be greeted by a choir from Music and Performance Niagara and his adoring fans. From there, he will lead a procession to the Guild Hall at 72 Charlotte St. where he will visit with the children and pose for photos. There will be free crafts, complimentary hot chocolate, from Ten Thousand Villages Canada and complimentary cookies from Jay the Pie Guy. The event runs until 3 p.m.

Saturday night starting at 6:30 p.m. Santa will be the guest of honour at Port Colborne’s Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade. Families are invited to line the route and watch as the community shows it’s Christmas spirit to their special guest.

“The Santa Claus Parade would not be possible without over 50 community groups coming together to design floats that light up our downtown core”, said Gina Murdoch, event coordinator, City of Port Colborne. “It’s a unique parade in the Region and guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit”.

The parade begins at Port Colborne High School, travels south on Steele St. to Clarence St. It moves east on Clarence St., then goes south on West St., then west on Charlotte St. ending at Market Square.

“Afterwards, children are welcome to visit with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate at the Guild Hall,” Murdoch said.

Returning this year the parade floats will be judged, people are encouraged to cast their vote for the best float on the City of Port Colborne Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/cityofportcolborne/

Along the route, Canada Post will be collecting children’s letters to Santa, make sure the children include their return address. Letters should be addressed:

H0H 0H0

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department will also be collecting unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items along the route in partnership with Port Cares.

On Sunday, Santa will be at the 41st Annual Grand Old Christmas Festival at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, people can come by for a photo with Santa and enjoy the fun of an enchanting Christmas festival in the Heritage Village. Details are available through our Community Calendar: https://eriemedia.ca/events/41st-annual-grand-old-christmas-festival/ .

Santa’s last stop in the Niagara Region will be in Pelham on Dec. 9/2017, then he needs to return to the North Pole and get ready for the big day.





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