Photo with Santa at winery

Experience the North Pole at Coastal Black Estate Winery every Friday to Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. until Dec. 23.

After seeing the huge success of Coastal Black’s Pumpkinfest, the Black Creek winery and meadery wanted to do something that would not only bring the North Pole to Vancouver Island but would help those less fortunate.

Experience the North Pole begins this Friday and runs every Friday to Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. until Dec. 23.

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit Santa’s village, have your photo taken with Santa, stroll through Winter Wonderland with ice sculptures from local artists and listen to carolers. This family event also includes the biggest Christmas tree in town, festive games and a nativity scene.

“We are excited to bring together families in the community for a festive event that will not only put smiles on their face, but also food on the table of those less fortunate. Admission is by donation, with 20 per cent being donated to the local food bank”, says Abel O’Brennan co-owner and winemaker at Coastal Black Estate Winery.

Within three years of starting Coastal Black Estate Winery, the family-owned and operated winery has transformed to an award-winning winery with fruit wines and meads in over 80 private liquor stores across Vancouver Island. Their winery offers tours and tastings, a beautiful outdoor bistro and a lovely event space for weddings and other events.

“Vancouver Island has really embraced our business and we are so thankful for their support. Our family sees Coastal Black Christmas as a way to say thank you,” says O’Brennan.

For more information, visit www.coastalblack.ca.

— Coastal Black Estate Winery

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