The seventh annual Here Comes Santa Claus event will be taking place Dec. 6 with a full day of events and festivities for the whole family.
“Here Comes Santa Claus is a free day in downtown Lloydminster for all kids and families to take part in,” said Kurt Price, event organizer. “We’ve got a whole bunch of different events going on throughout the day and everything is free.”
The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Lloydminster Legion and people are welcome to head to the Synergy Credit Union for a wiener roast at 11 a.m.. Kids can also visit with Santa and the Grinch at the Atrium where the two will be handing out treats, courtesy of Sandpiper Truck Services.
Other family events include cookie decorating, gingerbread house building, make your own Christmas cards and hayrides. There are also a few new activities lined up this year too. Discount Sofas and Beds will be hosting the Share the Warmth Program with the Interval Home, the Men’s Shelter, the Olive Tree and youth centre.
“They’ll have a big Frozen picture from the movie outside and it’s got the faces cut out for you to stick your head in,” said Price. “And just for stopping by they’re going to enter you to win a trip to West Edmonton Mall to stay over night in a Fantasyland room and you get some water park passes.”
Streetscapes is also holding dogsled rides at the Lloydminster Exhibition grounds for the first hundred kids that show up.
At 5 p.m. at Servus Credit Union and Platinum Energy Services will light up the sky with a fireworks display. Then at 7:30 p.m., the Bobcats will be playing Drayton Valley Thunder at the Civic Centre. The game is free to watch if you donate a teddy bear to the Gift of Christmas.
There are also many other events taking place around town throughout the day. For a full list, see the ad in today’s Source or at www.streetscapes.ca.