Santa Claus

Santa Claus stops at the McKechnie subdivision with the Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department, collection donations for the food bank and spreading Christmas cheer Sunday, Dec. 19. (James Watt photo)

Armstrong helps Santa feed the need for Christmas

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department along with the Armstrong Ladies Club once…

 

Santa Claus will be on display in a virtual session that is bound to shock many on Dec. 22. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Gear up for Christmas with behind-the-beard Santa Claus presentation

An instructor at Selkirk College is presenting an ‘origins of Santa Claus’ session on Dec. 22

 

Santa takes a break to shoot some hoops with the kids at the Similkameen Rec Centre after the Keremeos Light Up Parade on Dec. 4, 2021. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Santa raising donations for Keremeos/Cawston Food Bank

Get your photo with Santa in exchange for a donation on Dec. 18 and 24

 

People dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in Christmas run in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Bah! Humbug! Italian bishop apologizes for telling kids Santa doesn’t exist

A Roman Catholic diocese in Sicily publicly apologized to outraged parents after…

People dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in Christmas run in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Santa Claus took a ride through Penticton's bike lane on Saturday with dozens of cyclists in the city. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Santa Claus joins Penticton cyclists for a ride on the city’s bike lane

Mr. Claus was joined by dozens of avid cyclists for a holiday-themed ride on Saturday afternoon

Santa Claus took a ride through Penticton's bike lane on Saturday with dozens of cyclists in the city. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)

Photos with Santa being taken to support charity at Penticton brewery on Sunday

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are back in Penticton to support the South Okanagan Children’s Charity

Santa Claus is back to take in-person photos at Cannery Brewing for the second time in as many weeks. (Photo courtesy of Cannery Brewing)
(Back row, L-R) Grand Forks’ Travis Tysick, wife Rena Bronstein, neighbours Karren Turner, Shirley and Ross Munro and Shane Zorn gather in front of a giant Santa on Valley Heights Drive Tuesday evening, Dec. 7. In the front row (L-R) are Cameron, Shannon and Blake Zorn and the Zorns’ dog, Marty. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Giant Santas come to Grand Forks neighbourhood

The Santas are massive and somewhat costly, but neighbours say they’re worth it

(Back row, L-R) Grand Forks’ Travis Tysick, wife Rena Bronstein, neighbours Karren Turner, Shirley and Ross Munro and Shane Zorn gather in front of a giant Santa on Valley Heights Drive Tuesday evening, Dec. 7. In the front row (L-R) are Cameron, Shannon and Blake Zorn and the Zorns’ dog, Marty. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Santa is no stranger to taking his bicycle out for rides, having met up with children in Chilliwack in 2018 before coming to Penticton this year. (Jenna Hauck - File)

Santa will be cycling the Penticton bike lane Dec. 11

You can join Jolly St. Nick on a community ride with photos after at Gyro Park

Santa is no stranger to taking his bicycle out for rides, having met up with children in Chilliwack in 2018 before coming to Penticton this year. (Jenna Hauck - File)
Founder of YORS and CEO of Hoodoo Adventure Company, Lyndie Hill, right, and Nathalie Long were in the holiday-themed spirit on Saturday before the 12th annual Santa Rec Run. (Logan Lockhart photo)

The most wonderful time of the year: Penticton’s Santa Rec Run a success on Saturday

Over 100 runners wearing Santa hats raised more than $2,000 in support of youth staying active

Founder of YORS and CEO of Hoodoo Adventure Company, Lyndie Hill, right, and Nathalie Long were in the holiday-themed spirit on Saturday before the 12th annual Santa Rec Run. (Logan Lockhart photo)
The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. (Hoodoo Adventures)

Get into the holiday spirit with the Santa Rec Run in Penticton Saturday

Businesses are encouraged to decorate the race course before the fundraising event

The Hoodoo Adventures Santa Rec Run goes this Saturday starting at 5 p.m. at LocoLanding. (Hoodoo Adventures)
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Where’s Santa? NORAD is tracking the jolly old man around the globe this Christmas

As with all things, the Santa tracker will look a little different this year

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Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Santa Claus cleared for arrival in Canada

The jolly old fellow is an essential worker

Canada’s chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam chats with Santa Claus on Zoom in December 2020. (Twitter)
Santa flying with BC EHS to visit hospitals around B.C. on Dec. 22, 2020. (BC EHS/Twitter)

Nothing stops Santa from bringing joy to sick children – even with pandemic protocols

Santa sent gifts to Victoria General, Surrey Memorial, Royal Columbian and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

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Santa flying with BC EHS to visit hospitals around B.C. on Dec. 22, 2020. (BC EHS/Twitter)
Victoria filmmaker Michael Korican collaborated with Santa Claus to film a sequel to his short film Sad Santa, Glad Santa. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Santa contemplates a COVID-19 Christmas

B.C. filmmaker’s free film Sad Santa, Mad Santa, a play on Twas The Night Before Christmas

Victoria filmmaker Michael Korican collaborated with Santa Claus to film a sequel to his short film Sad Santa, Glad Santa. (YouTube)
In this photo provided by the California Highway Patrol, a man dressed as Santa Claus who was flying on a powered parachute on his way to deliver candy canes to children is seen stuck on power lines in Rio Linda, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The man was rescued uninjured. The incident happened shortly after the man took off near a school in Rio Linda and then hit and became suspended in power lines, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told KCRA-TV. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

Man dressed as Santa rescued from power lines in California

Video from the rescue shows the aircraft dangling overhead as Santa sat fastened to the pilot seat

In this photo provided by the California Highway Patrol, a man dressed as Santa Claus who was flying on a powered parachute on his way to deliver candy canes to children is seen stuck on power lines in Rio Linda, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The man was rescued uninjured. The incident happened shortly after the man took off near a school in Rio Linda and then hit and became suspended in power lines, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told KCRA-TV. (California Highway Patrol via AP)
A Christmas elf has been seen and heard shouting from rooftops that Santa is coming to town Nov. 27. (Downtown Vernon Association photo)

Christmas coming early to North Okanagan

Sitting on Santa’s lap is out, but he and Mrs. Claus are still coming to town

A Christmas elf has been seen and heard shouting from rooftops that Santa is coming to town Nov. 27. (Downtown Vernon Association photo)
Sprott Shaw College's Lunch with Santa, pictured here at Penticton's 2019 Christmas Parade, will be held virtually this year on Dec. 5. (Western News File)

Santa visiting Penticton kids virtually this year

Even Santa is social distancing

Sprott Shaw College's Lunch with Santa, pictured here at Penticton's 2019 Christmas Parade, will be held virtually this year on Dec. 5. (Western News File)