Santa Claus arrived on Baker Street atop the Nelson Fire Rescue fire truck led by pipers this evening. The family filled crowd parted for Santa and the fire truck. The fire fighters raised Santa up high in the ladder lift. With the wave of the wand in his hand and a merry “Ho, ho, ho,” Santa lit up Baker Street’s two large Christmas trees.
Afterwards Santa and his elf helper met with children at the Nelson Trading Company. Winners of the Nelson Star colouring contest were the first to meet with Santa. With Christmas just over three weeks away, many children were eager to share their Christmas wishes with Santa face to face.
Prior to Santa’s much anticipated arrival, hot apple cider helped warm up the crowds as they were entertained by Mr. Mojo on stage and mayor-elect Deb Kozak welcomed everyone.
Photo: The Nelson Star colouring contest winners, Larson Proctor, Selina and Sophia with Santa at the Nelson Trading Company. Santa’s elf assistant was there with a basket of candy canes for the children.