Tally-Ho is once again providing the carriage rides at this year’s Saanichton Community Christmas event Dec. 2. (Submitted)

Saanichton Community Christmas returns this Saturday

Carriage rides, Tree Trail, music and more at annual Saanichton Village event on Dec. 2

Saanichton’s 2017 Christmas Tree Trail and Community Christmas event will take place this Saturday, Dec. 2 and there’s a new twist this year.

In recognition of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours’ involvement for the last 10 years, each participating business will ‘hide’ a stuffed horse in their Christmas tree on display. Families dropping in to see each of those Trail Trees, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., can find the stuffies, record their names and add them to their entry in the Saanichton Village Association’s contest. The grand prize is a gift certificate for a private 45-minute carriage ride ($180 value).

The day starts off with a community pancake breakfast, hosted by the Central Saanich Lions Club, with proceeds from the by-donation event to the Sidney Lions Food Bank. The breakfast takes place at St. Mary’s Church from 9 to 11:15 a.m. People can expect a special visit from Santa, who will pose for photos, also by donation to the food bank.

There will be horse-drawn carriage rides starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. They run from Fresh Cup Coffee. A gingerbread decorating station will be set up at the Saanich Pioneer Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be a Winter Market at Pioneer Square from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music provided by Fine Spirits.

Saanichton Village Association President Jim Townley says this is the 13th Community Christmas and organizers hope the events raise in excess of $3,500 for the food bank — topping the amount raised in 2016.

“It’s a way to engage with children and their parents and get them walking around outside, visiting local businesses and places like the Pioneer Museum,” he said.

“We convert the entire (Saanichton) Village into a great space for the entire family.”

For more details, visit www.saanichtonvillage.ca



editor@peninsulanewsreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Patrick brothers who shaped modern hockey also tried, but failed, to remove violence

New history thesis shows efforts to sell a “clean game” in Oak Bay

Victoria man to run marathon after overcoming rare cancer diagnosis

Nigel Deacon was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in 2010

Burger sales bring in $5,000 to build Imagination Libraries in Greater Victoria

United Way of Greater Victoria and Big Wheel Burger team up to get kids reading

Donated sculpture in Sidney’s Beacon Park a testament to perseverance

Victoria artist Armando Barbon picked up sculpting 22 years ago

Greater Victoria businesses come together to help Island kids

Langford Lowe’s raises funds for youth mental health all month

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event in downtown Courtenay was part of wider event on Friday

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Most Read