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Santa visits Pitt Meadows
A horse-drawn sleigh carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus will be pulling into Spirit Square for A Pitt Meadows Christmas.
Official ceremonies for the fifth annual event will begin at 6 p.m. tonight in the square along Harris Road with an address from Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters and Michael Hayes, chair of the Pitt Meadows Community Foundation.
This years event will be the kick-off to the Centennial celebration for the City of Pitt Meadows.
So, after Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive, between 6 and 6:30 p.m., they will be presenting a gift on behalf of the City Centennial.
The lighting of the official community Christmas Tree, with a special Centennial star on top, will happen soon after.
Showstoppers Academy will be kicking off the entertainment on the outdoor stage.
Other performers will include Kellie and Co., an interactive show with ventriloquist Kellie Haines.
Professional entertainer and stilt walker Peter Graham-Gaudreau will be embodying the character of Ruffle Redbird, the Silly-Song Singing Lovebird, who will be on stage as well as wandering the square.
There will be free hot chocolate, cookies, hot apple cider, coffee, and apple slices with caramel sauce and candy canes.
Hot dogs will be available by donation with money going back to the Pitt Meadows Christmas Foundation.
In the Pitt Meadows Recreation Centre there will be children’s crafts and face-painting.
The recreation centre will also house the decorated Christmas trees from the annual decorating contest.
Pitt Meadows Economic Development is encouraging the public to vote for the best decorated tree.
The winner will be announced on Dec. 12.
At Pitt Meadows City Hall, you will find Dilly the Clown greeting children and making balloon sculptures.
A free Centennial photo booth will be located in city hall as well.
There will be props for people to pose with in front of an image of a historical winter scene in Pitt Meadows.
Every group that gets a photo done will receive a free print.
The photo booth will be at events throughout next year, with a different backdrop at each one.