Santa Claus arrives Saturday in Nelson

The Nelson Business Association invites everyone to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Nelson on Saturday.

Santa Claus arrives on Baker St. via fire truck Saturday. He’s seen here during his visit last year.

The Nelson Business Association invites everyone to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Nelson on Saturday.

They will be riding tandem in a fire truck heralded by pipers to light up the big trees on Baker St., meet the children of Nelson,and officially launch our Christmas season. The big event will start at 5 p.m. with Santa’s arrival at 6.

In the Nelson Trading Company expect cider and popcorn while waiting to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. On the Santa St. stage in front of the Royal Bank, enjoy music and entertainment during the countdown. On the street there’s food, entertainment,activities for families and a traditional Carnival Bonhomme.

Sponsored by the Nelson Business Association for a couple of decades, Nelson merchants, societies and media have given back to the community in this event; the proceeds from onsite donation boxes benefit the poverty reduction initiative Nelson at its Best. The 400 block of Baker St. will be blocked off at 4 p.m. to get ready for Santa and Mrs. Claus’ arrival.