Santa’s big visit to Iroquois

“You better be good, you better not pout” because Santa will be landing in Iroquois at the Royal Canadian Legion on Thursday, November 30, to visit with all his friends.

Doors at the Legion open at 5:30 p.m., with the Jolly Old Gentleman expected to arrive around 6 p.m. The fun continues until 7:30 p.m.

The OPP and the South Dundas Fire Service, Iroquois department, have arranged to meet Santa’s special North Pole Elf Air Lines flight at a secret location, and to deliver him to the Legion in style. Santa hopes to visit with all the children, hearing their special Christmas wishes: every child visitor will receive a treat bag. There is no admission to visit Santa.

Tracey Stewart, representing the Iroquois & District Business Group, which is sponsoring Santa’s time in Iroquois, said that “everyone is welcome to come out, to bring their children, and to have a wonderful time.”

A number of local businesses, and the Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club and the Legion are all supporting this event, which Stewart hopes will be a “grand time for everyone.” There are also door prizes available.

The Iroquois Public School Council volunteers will be offering a chili and hot dog supper at the event for a cost of $2.50. Children will also find face painting and crafts from the Early Years and the TLC to enjoy during the special visit.

A high point for many families that evening will be the traditional wagon rides, set up by Matthew Radley in memory of Charles Barkley, which will take riders through the town to see the lights. Don’t miss Santa Claus’ visit to Iroquois.

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