He’s almost here! Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas is on its way to Port Colborne beginning TODAY! Don’t miss all the fun and excitement downtown this weekend!
It all begins with the Lionesses hosting “Breakfast with Santa” at the Lion’s Hall on Chippewa Road just north of Main Street East. There are two seatings – 9am and 10:30am.
Santa then leaves and returns by TUGBOAT! At 1pm, watch him come down the Welland Canal in the JW Cooper tugboat and disembark on West Street near Charlotte. He will be welcomed by Music and Performance Niagara! Then Santa will walk across Charlotte Street to the Guild Hall where he will hold an audience with any child that wants to talk to him! There will be free hot chocolate, candy and kids will be able to participate in making Christmas crafts! Kids will also be able to have their pictures taken with Santa. (A small fee applies)
Then the BIG EVENT of the day! The SANTA CLAUS PARADE! It begins in front of Port Colborne High School on Elgin Street at 6:30p and head east across Clarence Street to West Street. From there, the parade will move one block and turn up Charlotte, ending in front of City Hall to greet our new Mayor John Maloney!
Something NEW for the parade this year – the City Council will have its own float! Yup, I guess I’m part of the festivities so come on downtown and watch for me! I’m the really tall guy being really nice to Santa so that I don’t find coal in my stocking on Christmas morn!
The Christmas activities don’t end with the parade!
On Sunday is the Grand Old Christmas Festival at the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum on King Street. Some of the buildings and the museum will be open from noon until 4pm. Come and take in historical Christmas, munch on roasted chestnuts, sip wonderful apple cider, bring the kids to have their photos taken with Santa and then walk over to Arabella’s for tea and their famous Christmas pudding that is only available for this one week every year! And…speaking of that delicious pudding, did you know you can purchase some to take home? Call the musuem at 905-834-7604 with your order and then pick it up next week! But it’s only available next week, so hurry and call in your order today! Oh, and the tea room will also be open all next week!
There are Christmas shopping events also happening downtown and this is a heads up that on December 31 will be the 2014 edition of the New Year’s Eve Carnival at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre. It’s a fabulous and FREE family event!
More information about these events are on the special City of Port Colborne Events page!
Have a fantastic weekend and hopefully we will see you all downtown tonight!