Steveston welcomes the holiday season with horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, elves, and other entertainers, along with the much-anticipated arrival of Santa. Join us on Saturday December 1, 2012 for Christmas in Steveston Village brought to you by the Steveston Merchants Association.
The afternoon begins with the arrival of Santa, Steveston-style, by boat at Fisherman’s Wharf. Santa will walk over to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery where parents can take a photo of their child with the jolly old elf. Adding to the charm, old-fashioned horse drawn carriage rides circle Steveston throughout the afternoon, and Musically Yours, a trio of carolers, roam the streets. Watch for elves who will be handing out candy canes and special offers. Adding to the festivity, a stiltwalker and juggler will entertain audiences. Have your photo taken with one of the three Christmas mascots. Visit village businesses decked in holiday style and stocked with unique items for the holiday season. Make an evening of it and dine out in Steveston.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Elves mingle throughout the village
TIME: 12 PM
Old Fashioned Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
TIME: 12 – 4 PM LOCATION: BAYVIEW STREET (NEAR FIRST AVE)
Bring the family and transport them back in time with an old-fashioned horse & carriage ride operated by Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours through historic Steveston while listening to your favourite Christmas music! Rides are by donation (suggested $5 minimum) with all proceeds going to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Pick up and drop off is in on Bayview Street every 20 minutes. Each rider receives a chocolate treat from Brockmann’s Fine Chocolates.
TIME: 1 PM LOCATION: FISHERMAN’S WHARF
Santa will arrive by Vancouver Whale Watch boat at Fisherman’s Wharf to the delight of waiting families.
Photo with Santa
TIME: 1:15 – 3:15 PM LOCATION: INSIDE THE GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY
Bring your camera! Santa will be delighted to have children sit on his lap, tell him their Christmas wishes and have a photo taken. The Gift Shop inside the Cannery will be open for business.
Entertainment throughout the village
12 – 4 PM
Musically Yours, a trio of carolers, will entertain you with Christmas favourites at locations throughout the Village. Watch for the mascots, stiltwalker and juggler.
For further information please contact:
Carolynne Palla/Christmas in Steveston Village Committee Chair