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Santa is coming to Capreol, and he wants to read your letters live on Sudbury.com

Send us your Christmas wish and Santa may have a personal message just for you!
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Sudbury.com and the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (NORMHC) are inviting children to send in their Christmas letters, which will be read by Santa himself during a special webcast on Dec. 12 at noon on Sudbury.com. (Supplied)

Santa will be making a special trip to the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (NORMHC) to deliver a special message to children in Greater Sudbury. 

Although the COVID-19 virus is preventing families from meeting Santa in person this year, the pandemic won't stop Ol' Saint Nick from sharing the magic of the season!

Sudbury.com and NORMHC have teamed up to deliver a very special message for all the boys and girls from Santa himself. 

Children will have a chance to hear Santa read their letters live on Sudbury.com!

Here's how you can join in on the fun:

  • Write a letter to Santa telling him what you wish for this Christmas and why you deserve to be on his good list. 
  • Email your letter to hohoho@sudbury.com or drop off your hand-written letter at the NORMHC on Dec. 4 and 5 when the 219 Candy Cane Express rolls into Capreol. 
  • We'll pick the best letters. Then, visit Sudbury.com on Dec. 12 at noon to watch Santa read your letters in a special webcast! 

Get into the Christmas spirit at the NORMHC this December

The 219 Candy Cane Express is also rolling into Capreol, and it's bringing a spectacular light display, inflatables and Christmas motifs that will light up Prescott Park.

The event will run Dec. 4 to Dec. 19 on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the NORMHC, located at 26 Bloor Street in Capreol.

In addition to the light display, there will be a giant Christmas themed mural created by students from C.R. Judd Public School and the museum’s gift shop will be open for holiday shoppers. 

Each weekend promises something different for families who may want to visit more than once.

  • December 4 and 5: Children who visit the museum will be able to drop off or write their letters to Santa Claus. Santa Claus will read their letters in a special webcast on the Sudbury.com website.
  • December 11 and 12: The first 24 families attending on those nights will receive a free sugar cookie kit compliments of Capreol Foodland to take home and decorate.
  • December 18 and 19: Visitors will have the opportunity to partake in old fashion Christmas Walk alongside carolers in period costume.

Admission to the light display is by voluntary donation. COVID-19 protocols will be followed for indoor and outdoor activities.

For more information, visit normhc.ca or call 705-858-5050.