Sparwood braves the weather for Santa

Santa was handing out candy in Sparwood on Nov. 25. (Image courtesy of Kim Pryhitko)Santa was handing out candy in Sparwood on Nov. 25. (Image courtesy of Kim Pryhitko)
Little Sparwoodians got to enjoy candy while getting shown around the Fire Departments trucks. (Image courtesy of Kim Pryhitko)Little Sparwoodians got to enjoy candy while getting shown around the Fire Departments trucks. (Image courtesy of Kim Pryhitko)
Santa Claus and 200 Sparwoodians braved the elements to bring about some Christmas cheer. (Image courtesy of Kim Pryhitko)Santa Claus and 200 Sparwoodians braved the elements to bring about some Christmas cheer. (Image courtesy of Kim Pryhitko)
Despite the rain it was all smiles in Sparwood on Nov. 25 for an early visit from Santa. (Image courtesy of Sherry Benko)Despite the rain it was all smiles in Sparwood on Nov. 25 for an early visit from Santa. (Image courtesy of Sherry Benko)
Sparwood turned out in force to bring in some seasonal cheer and see the town Christmas tree lit up for the season. (Image courtesy of Sherry Benko)Sparwood turned out in force to bring in some seasonal cheer and see the town Christmas tree lit up for the season. (Image courtesy of Sherry Benko)

Over 200 people braved the elements in Sparwood last Thursday (Nov. 25) to say hi to Santa and witness the lighting up of the giant Christmas tree in the centre of town.

Santa handed out candy while locals warmed themselves by bonfires and enjoyed hot cocoa, candy canes, popcorn, cotton candy and other treats provided by local businesses and community groups.

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