Chase Christmas delights mesmerize

Chase residents lined the streets as they waited patiently for Santa to come to town.

  • Dec. 7, 2012 7:00 p.m.
During the Chase Country Christmas events Friday night

During the Chase Country Christmas events Friday night

Chase residents lined the streets as they waited patiently for Santa to come to town.

Chase Country Christmas was in full swing last weekend, beginning with the Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. last Friday, Nov. 30.

Young and old watched as brightly lit floats made their way through the village streets, showcasing everything from classic carollers to construction zone elves, dancing snowmen, silly clowns and even some Chase royalty – of whom led the way for the jolly guy in red, building the anticipation of onlookers.

Soon, after all the candy was given out, and the little ones could barely sit still any more, Santa made his grand entrance, escorted by Chase rescue and local firefighters.

It appears as though ol’ Saint Nick decided to arrive in style, leaving his sleigh at the North Pole and instead opting to make his way into Chase aboard a fire truck.

After the parade, many residents decided to stay in the downtown area, to take part in the holiday festivities.

Young and old jumped in on the ongoing game of street hockey with some of the Heat players, while others sipped on a cup of hot chocolate next to an open fire.

Despite the chilly weather, many hung around enjoying wagon rides and getting some nighttime Christmas shopping done, thanks to the extended hours and sidewalk merchants.

Storefront Christmas displays were a hit among the youngsters, who watched wide-eyed as the trains made their way around the track, and snow gently fell over a Christmas tree.

A live Nativity attracted many on Saturday afternoon and a number of locals took time out of their busy schedules to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him their Christmas wishes.

The Christmas spirit will continue throughout the month of December with events such as  the CP Rail Holiday Train on Dec. 16, which will feature a live performance by Doc Walker and other artists as well as the Haldane Christmas concert on Dec. 19 and 20.

 

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