I invite you all to celebrate the Holiday season with me on Saturday, December 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West!

Bring the whole family and enjoy roasting marshmallows, singing Christmas songs around camp fires, ice skating on the Sens Rink of Dreams, delicious BeaverTails, and live entertainment.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive from the North Pole and will be housed in their very own outdoor cabin. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides on the downtown streets surrounding City Hall and, inside, make a craft in Santa’s Workshop, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, entertainment and indulge in fresh fruit from Orleans Fresh Fruit.

To share in the spirit of the holiday season, admission to this sponsored event is a non-perishable donation to the Ottawa Food Bank.

OC Transpo will offer free bus rides on all routes to and from City Hall from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. to children 11 and under when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

I extend my gratitude to our generous corporate sponsors who make this annual celebration possible.