Events for the 22nd annual Christmas at Canada Place kicked off yesterday morning with the first of two Breakfasts with Santa. John and I walked down through Coal Harbour to make our way over to the iconic sails of Canada Place and the Crystal Ballroom of the Pan Pacific Hotel.
There were children everywhere wearing their Sunday best to meet with Santa and tell them what they were hoping for this Christmas. However the entertainment didn’t stop with the jolly man in his red hat and coat. The Showstoppers sang holiday and popular tunes for the crowd which sat around dozens of numbered tables.
Once breakfast was served and the buffet lines swelled to a manageable size we got to enjoy some scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, fresh pastries (like croissants & danishes), fruit, breads, muffins and more.
The entertainment continued as Bobs & Lolo took to the stage — and the children went nuts. We’ve seen these two perform at least half a dozen times now at events around the Lower Mainland and their audience is always so captivated and engaged in the show (even I’m leaning all the words to the Jellyfish Song — it’s catchy).
In the last hour Kellie Haines & Co rounded out the production as the line up to see Santa dwindled once all requests had been placed by young, bright, and smiley faces.
Breakfast with Santa happens again next week, on December 12th, and tickets are still available online (although they are close to selling out). Proceeds go the Strathcona Community Centreâ€™s crucial Food Security for Children program so you not only get a lovely morning out with the family but you can also help support other families in need through this campaign.