Santa Claus is Coming to Castlegar

Santa Claus is Coming to Castlegar

Castlegar’s annual Winterfest celebrations will look different again this year but don’t worry, Santa Claus is coming to town.

The parade of lights, the lighting of the tree, family entertainment, and visits with Santa at City Hall have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the community’s continued efforts to slow the spread.

The Castlegar & District Recreation Department is hosting Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 4 at the Castlegar & District Community Complex. Tickets can be purchased online at (click on register for programs! at the top of the page) or by phone at 250.365.3386 for $7. Tickets must be purchased for everyone one year and older. Participants 12 and older must show proof of vaccination to attend.

Santa plans to visit schools and daycares between December 6-17 to deliver holiday greetings, collect letters to Santa to take back to the North Pole with him, and share a tree ornament made by Selkirk College for all children.

“Ho, ho, hoooo, I’m really looking forward to seeing all the kids again,” says Santa, “It’s been another tough year and I’ll be to Castlegar as soon as the elves finish making all the goodies for the children.”

The Winterfest Committee includes the Castlegar & District Recreation Department, the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Castlegar. The Committee would like to thank Regional District of Central Kootenay Area I Director, Andy Davidoff, and Area J Director, Rick Smith, for helping purchase ornaments for the children in our community.

For Additional Information:

Bree Seabrook                                                  

Communications Manager                          

City of Castlegar                                                

250 304 8133                                                              

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