The Quesnel Downtown Association (QDA) is hosting its annual Santa Extravaganza this Saturday (Dec. 1).
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will arrive at Spirit Square via fire truck at 3 p.m. and the event will continue on until a fireworks show at 5 p.m.
Erica Lahoda of the QDA says there will be games where kids can win small prizes, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be handing out cookies and candy canes, and there will be a small fire pit where event-goers can make s’mores.
Each year, around 200 kids come out to the event in downtown Quesnel.
Three miniature horses will also be in attendance, dressed as reindeer.
Lahoda says there will be free pizza, from Panago, and hot chocolate served at the event.
The QDA will also we collecting non-perishable food donations in a sleigh at the extravaganza. The non-perishable items will be donated, along with all the other donations collected by the QDA around the downtown area, to the Salvation Army on Dec. 11.
Christmas music will be played throughout the extravaganza, with a performance by the local band Citywide at 4:30 p.m. The fireworks will begin at 5 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot.