The Port Hardy Sparks were present at the parade.

The Port Hardy Sparks were present at the parade.

Santa drops by

Families lined Port Hardy’s Market Street Sunday as the Big Guy himself visited Port Hardy.

PORT HARDY—Families lined Port Hardy’s Market Street Sunday as the Big Guy himself took time out of his busy Christmas schedule to make a personal appearance at the annual Santa Claus parade.

Local businesses dressed up floats and themselves to escort the guest of honour from the Thunderbird Mall down to Carrot Park, where the Lions Club waited to distribute hot dogs and hot chocolate for the revellers by donation.

See this week’s Gazette for more images from the day…