Santa Claus

A truck rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 4 as part of the 15th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. The parade returned this year after a two-year, COVID-caused hiatus. (Photo: Jason Sveinson)

Surrey Santa Parade of Lights returns

‘It was a fabulous success,’ says Paul Orazietti

 

Santa Claus (Chris Emery) has been hearing Christmas wishes at the Centenoka Park Mall for more than 14 years. (Brian Bannister photo)

Shuswap Santa puts his Facebook hacker on the naughty list

Chris Emery humbled by calls of support after attempts by hacker to swindle friends

 

This photo shows Charles Graves dressed as Santa Claus in Austin, Texas on on Sept. 3, 2022. Graves is a rare Deaf Santa in his first year donning the red suit as a professional. (Michael J. Samaripa via AP)

Santa’s back in town with inflation, inclusion on his mind

Santa booker HireSanta.com has logged a 30% increase in demand this year

 

The 2022 Surrey Santa Parade of Lights is set to roll Dec. 4. The event is returning after a two-year hiatus and will travel along a slightly shorter route than it has in the past. (Image via Google Maps)

Surrey Santa Parade of Lights set for Dec. 4

Parade will travel shorter route than in other years

The 2022 Surrey Santa Parade of Lights is set to roll Dec. 4. The event is returning after a two-year hiatus and will travel along a slightly shorter route than it has in the past. (Image via Google Maps)
Trucks roll through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 for the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. The 15th Santa Parade will take place Dec. 4 after a two-year, COVID-caused hiatus. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)

Surrey Santa Parade of Lights to return

Cloverdale parade to run Dec. 4; back after two-year hiatus

Trucks roll through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 for the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. The 15th Santa Parade will take place Dec. 4 after a two-year, COVID-caused hiatus. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)
The original Santa castle at Guildford Town Centre, before fire destroyed the structure in 1993. (File photo)
The original Santa castle at Guildford Town Centre, before fire destroyed the structure in 1993. (File photo)
A trio of children share their Christmas wishes with Santa during a visit at the Jolly Old Elf’s village in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. (Contributed photo)

Santa busy in South Surrey

Shopping centre officials will ‘squeeze you in when we can’

A trio of children share their Christmas wishes with Santa during a visit at the Jolly Old Elf’s village in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. (Contributed photo)
Santa (Edward) and Mrs. Claus (Gillian) in “The Christmas Musical” show at Surrey Holiday Lights. (Submitted photo: MRG Events)

Very Claus-y couple star in ‘Christmas Musical’ at Surrey Holiday Lights, now closing Dec. 23

Sing-along show a highlight of MRG Group’s ‘Immersive Lights & Music Experience’

Santa (Edward) and Mrs. Claus (Gillian) in “The Christmas Musical” show at Surrey Holiday Lights. (Submitted photo: MRG Events)
Santa arrives by air ambulance to visit kids at Surrey Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 14. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)

PHOTOS: Santa arrives by air ambulance to visit kids at Surrey Memorial Hospital

BC Emergency Health Services and Helijet transport the Man in Red

Santa arrives by air ambulance to visit kids at Surrey Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 14. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)
Vehicles wind their way through many Cloverdale neighbourhoods Dec. 11 for the second annual Citizen Santa Parade. (Photo submitted: Spencer Montgomery)

Second annual Citizen Santa Parade rolls through Cloverdale

Parade collected donations for flood victims, Loveabull Rescue Society, and B.C. Children’s

Vehicles wind their way through many Cloverdale neighbourhoods Dec. 11 for the second annual Citizen Santa Parade. (Photo submitted: Spencer Montgomery)
People dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in Christmas run in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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People dressed in Santa Claus costumes take part in Christmas run in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
(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
Four decorated trucks are seen on 176th Street Dec. 5. The Cloverdale BIA replaced the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights this year with a “static parade.” The regular parade was cancelled for the second year in a row. Paul Orazietti, the BIA’s executive director announced via Twitter that next year’s event will take place Dec. 4, 2022. (Photo submitted: Paul Orazietti)

Surrey Santa Parade of Lights will shine Dec. 4, 2022

Cloverdale BIA hosts one-day charity drive

Four decorated trucks are seen on 176th Street Dec. 5. The Cloverdale BIA replaced the Surrey Santa Parade of Lights this year with a “static parade.” The regular parade was cancelled for the second year in a row. Paul Orazietti, the BIA’s executive director announced via Twitter that next year’s event will take place Dec. 4, 2022. (Photo submitted: Paul Orazietti)
Girls from Clover Ridge Pathfinders assembled 3,000 tiny jingle bells for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. Back row: Regan Arlitt, Vanessa Blow. Front row: Madison McPeake, Brooklyn Sayers. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)

Pathfinders make 3,000 jingle bells for Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Bells to be used in fundraiser for Christmas Hamper Program

Girls from Clover Ridge Pathfinders assembled 3,000 tiny jingle bells for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. Back row: Regan Arlitt, Vanessa Blow. Front row: Madison McPeake, Brooklyn Sayers. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)
Lumagica makes its Canadian debut at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, BC from Dec. 3 to 30 (excluding Dec. 25). Visit daily from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Lumagica makes its Canadian debut at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, BC from Dec. 3 to 30 (excluding Dec. 25). Visit daily from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A vehicle rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 during the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. The 2020 parade was cancelled and now the BIA has announced the 2021 parade has been officially cancelled. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)

Surrey Santa Parade of Lights officially cancelled for 2021

One-day ‘charity’ event to replace parade; to be held Dec. 5

A vehicle rolls through Cloverdale Dec. 1, 2019 during the 14th annual Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. The 2020 parade was cancelled and now the BIA has announced the 2021 parade has been officially cancelled. (Photo: Olivia Johnson)
The Citizen Santa Parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23, 2020. This year the Christmas convoy returns on Dec. 11. (Photo: Submitted)

Cloverdale Drive-thru Christmas parade to roll Dec. 11

Event returns after inaugural Christmas convoy last year

The Citizen Santa Parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23, 2020. This year the Christmas convoy returns on Dec. 11. (Photo: Submitted)
A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)

‘Citizens’ Santa Parade’ wound its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23

Grassroots parade will run again next year, organizer says

A citizens’ Santa parade winds its way through Cloverdale Dec. 23. (Photo: Submitted)
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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)