Santa greets youngsters like Bowie McCarthy, 3, at the recent Downtown Courtenay Christmas event at Native Sons Hall. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Santa greets youngsters like Bowie McCarthy, 3, at the recent Downtown Courtenay Christmas event at Native Sons Hall. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Pre-parade Christmas activities fill Native Sons Hall in Courtenay

Santa pics, Captain Thunderpants and more

Native Sons Hall was a busy place in the morning on Dec. 1 as part of the Downtown Courtenay Christmas event, which included the parade during the afternoon. There was plenty for sale at the Gnarly Christmas Craft Fair, while Captain Thunderpants entertained the kids before Santa and Mrs. Claus made their arrival to pose for pictures.

 

Captain Thunderpants entertains the kids. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Captain Thunderpants entertains the kids. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Dane Grant, 3, poses with Santa. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Dane Grant, 3, poses with Santa. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Upstairs at Native Sons Hall was busy with the Gnarly Christmas Craft Fair. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Upstairs at Native Sons Hall was busy with the Gnarly Christmas Craft Fair. Photo by Mike Chouinard