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Chamber hosts Santa Shops the Arches events
News, Posted on December 3, 2019

BY Chantell Senchuk

The Russell & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of events for their annual Santa Shops The Arches.

The first event will kick off on Thursday, December 5 with Santa Photos from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fusion Credit Union. Santa photos will be $4.00 and will be distributed via an email copy. Shop Late ‘Til 8 after you get your Santa photos taken.

Thursday, December 12 will see Sleigh Rides available from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from the RBC Parking Lot. While there is no charge, donations will be greatly appreciated. Shop Late ‘Til 8 once you have had your sleigh ride. This event is hosted by 677 Russell Royal Air Cadets. Free hot chocolate will be available, provided by the Chamber of Commerce.

The last night of Santa Shops The Arches will be held on Thursday, December 19 with a Santa Parade starting at 7:00 p.m. down Main Street. Shop Late ‘Til 8 and watch the parade from the store you are shopping in.

During the three nights of Santa Shops The Arches, each participating business will hand out Rusell Bucks.

There will be a total of $475 given out over the three events.

The money will be available to use at any of the participating businesses.

For further details, see the ad on page 8.