Miracle on Mackenzie provides Christmas cheer

It seemed like every child under 10 in Revelstoke attended the Miracle on Mackenzie on Saturday.

Santa Claus makes his way through the throngs of parents and children in Grizzly Plaza during Saturday's Miracle on Mackenzie.

Pretty much every child under 10 and their parents were in Grizzly Plaza on Saturday for Miracle on Mackenzie and the lighting of the community Christmas tree.

The new event, which was conceived as a replacement for the Santa Parade, was a big success, packing the plaza with families while children excitedly waited for Santa and Mrs. Claus to unite so the tree could light up.

There were performances by youth singers, the Revelstoke children’s choir, the Elevation Dance Academy and more.

About half way through, Mrs. Claus showed up on a horse drawn carriage and Santa turned up about an hour later. Once they were united, Santa shared a message of the Christmas spirit and the tree was lit up.

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