Breakfast with Santa keeps getting bigger each year, which is great because this two-day sold-out event raises funds for the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children Program.
This is our third year as media partner (John comes with me to take photos) and every time we come to cover the breakfast, it’s being held in a larger room at the convention centre. Children are playing and dancing along with the performers on stage, several breakfast stations are setup, and the line-up to see Santa moves swiftly as there’s so much more to see and do.
There was a photobooth this year along with a Nintendo display that had Mario out in the crowd and a craft corner from yoyomama. Children’s entertainers Bobs and LoLo took the stage after The Showstoppers and (what we call) a kiddie moshpit ensued.
Breakfast with Santa at Canada Place is held on a Saturday and Sunday morning in December each year and usually sells out weeks in advance. Put a note on your calendar for next year as it’s become a tradition for many families. They get a breakfast and a morning out with Santa while the Strathcona Community Centre’s program benefits from the proceeds.