Mill Bay Centre preparing to welcome Santa, usher in Xmas

Mill Bay Centre welcomes the holidays Saturday, Nov. 28 with its usual colourful celebrations.

Mill Bay Centre welcomes the holidays Saturday, Nov. 28 with its usual colourful celebrations.

Starting at 2 p.m. and running until 4 p.m., the popular Chili Cook Off pits the centre’s enthusiastic chili cooks against each other, with each business offering tastes so you can be the judge.

Meanwhile, from 3 p.m. onward, at the stage by the fire pit in the open area near Thrifty Foods, there’s plenty of entertainment in store featuring Shelley Smiley, Phil Newns, and Paul Kilshaw the Magician.

Once it gets dark, everyone’s eyes look skyward for the arrival of Santa Claus. The Jolly Old Elf arrives by fire truck at 5 p.m. and then settles himself inside nearby Bru-Go’s coffee shop where children can visit him.

All during the celebration, there’s free popcorn, hot chocolate and, of course, the fire pit to keep you warm.

Everyone coming to the Centre for the festivities should dress warmly because the weather forecast is for a brisk evening and most of the action takes place outdoors.

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