Photographer Jana Roller (left) and Potato House Society president Mary Forbes pose for a picture with Ol’ St. Nick during the Medieval Market at Lake City Secondary Williams Lake campus last Saturday. The heritage Santa will appear again during the Winter Lights Festival at the Potato House where Roller a will be on hand to photograph families.

Photographer Jana Roller (left) and Potato House Society president Mary Forbes pose for a picture with Ol’ St. Nick during the Medieval Market at Lake City Secondary Williams Lake campus last Saturday. The heritage Santa will appear again during the Winter Lights Festival at the Potato House where Roller a will be on hand to photograph families.

Potato House becomes Santa Centre for Winter Lights Festival

The Potato House will become Santa Centre during the Winter Lights Festival that runs Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6.

The Potato House will become Santa Centre during the Winter Lights Festival  that runs Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6.

Friday evening, Dec. 4 between 4 and 9 p.m. the Potato House will offer drop-in story telling with Santa’s elves; a selfie photo station set with old-fashioned scenes and tours of the heritage house.

Also on Friday, from 4 to 9 p.m., the Potato House will be hosting an open house.

Visitors are invited to bring along a mug and enjoy free hot apple cider.

Saturday, Dec. 5 the public is invited to drop by the Potato House Santa Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. for face painting and for story telling with Mrs. Claus. Photographer Jana Roller will also be there to take Parlour Photos with Santa.

The Potato House is one of numerous venues that will be offering free entertainment and activities for children and families during the festival.

The other venues providing entertainment, Christmas crafts, and more include the Winter Lights Festival Hub that will be located at the WLCIBA office corner at 327 Oliver Street; the Festival Family Centre located at 370 Proctor Street beside Red Tomato Pies; The Kids Activity Centre located at 41 First Avenue beside Realm of Toys; The Festival Family Centre located at 180 Yorston Street in the former Eloquence Spa location; Spirit Square; and the Downtown Centre which involves participation by many local merchants and more in providing various workshops.

Some highlights of the weekend include Christmas storytelling for children, carolling in the streets, Christmas craft events, face painting, cake walks, musical and theatrical entertainment, karaoke, an ugly Christmas sweater scavenger hunt, a visit by the Timber Kings, window decorating and food and drink contests with local merchants, Christmas tree sales, opportunities to help the less fortunate this Christmas and lots of gift specials provided by local merchants.

Kids will also be looking forward to the annual Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. in which the whole community is invited to participate.

Look for details in the Tribune and Weekend Advisor next week and in the festival booklet that the WLCIBA will have available at the Festival Hub on Dec. 1.

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