Santa makes his entrance at the Eagle View School Christmas Craft Bazaar Sunday in Port Hardy

Santa makes his entrance at the Eagle View School Christmas Craft Bazaar Sunday in Port Hardy

Big guy, big buys

Santa Claus dropped in on craft fair event in Port Hardy last weekend.

PORT HARDY—Santa Claus made the first of several planned stops on North Vancouver Island last weekend when he dropped in on craft fair event in Port Hardy.

Saturday, the jolly old elf posed for picture with children at Thunderbird mall as crafters, bakers and preservers shared their creations and the North Island Community Band provided holiday accompaniment.

The day wrapped up with the lighting of the mall Christmas tree and Mackenzie Moore flipping the switch to illuminate the star that commemorates her late grandfather, Kim Berry.

On Sunday, Santa was back in town to visit the Eagle View School craft bazaar.

Look for him again Saturday at Port McNeill’s tree lighting, at 6:45 p.m., in Sunday’s Santa Parade at 4 p.m. in Port Hardy; and Dec. 14 at Port Alice Community Centre.