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Watch: No Santa visits this year, so we got him to read your letters on video

Watch as Santa reads letters from children aged two to 70 - some of their Christmas wishes may surprise you

Santa Claus made a special trip to Capreol to see the 219 Candy Cane Express at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (NORMHC).

Ahead of his visit, invited children to send in their Christmas letters and we made sure to pass them along to the big guy himself.

Watch the video above as Santa reads letters from children aged two to 70. 

Some of their Christmas wishes may surprise you.

Get into the Christmas spirit at the NORMHC

The 219 Candy Cane Express has rolled into Capreol and it brought a spectacular light display, inflatables and Christmas motifs.

The event runs from 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 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 or call 705-858-5050.