Breakfast with Santa at McLean Mill

Danika Foster has her picture taken with Santa during the Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTODanika Foster has her picture taken with Santa during the Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Passengers talk to conductor Kevin Hunter during the train ride to McLean Mill before Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTOPassengers talk to conductor Kevin Hunter during the train ride to McLean Mill before Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
ELENA RARDON PHOTO                                Clockwise from left: Danika Foster has her picture taken with Santa during the Breakfast with Santa event at McLean Mill on Sunday, Dec. 10; Matthew and Logan Vioncek and Avery Doiron stay warm during the train ride to McLean Mill before Breakfast with Santa on Sunday; Bill Collette introduces special guests Santa and Mayor Mike Ruttan before the breakfast takes place; Gabriella Gibbard (nine months) tries a candy cane for breakfast.ELENA RARDON PHOTO Clockwise from left: Danika Foster has her picture taken with Santa during the Breakfast with Santa event at McLean Mill on Sunday, Dec. 10; Matthew and Logan Vioncek and Avery Doiron stay warm during the train ride to McLean Mill before Breakfast with Santa on Sunday; Bill Collette introduces special guests Santa and Mayor Mike Ruttan before the breakfast takes place; Gabriella Gibbard (nine months) tries a candy cane for breakfast.
Bill Collette introduces special guests Santa and Mayor Mike Ruttan during the Breakfast with Santa at McLean Mill on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTOBill Collette introduces special guests Santa and Mayor Mike Ruttan during the Breakfast with Santa at McLean Mill on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Gabriella Gibbard (nine months) tries a candy cane during the Breakfast with Santa at McLean Mill on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTOGabriella Gibbard (nine months) tries a candy cane during the Breakfast with Santa at McLean Mill on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Aurora Amos checks out the hiding places at McLean Mill during the Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTOAurora Amos checks out the hiding places at McLean Mill during the Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Santa is popular with guests at McLean Mill during the Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTOSanta is popular with guests at McLean Mill during the Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 10. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

The McLean Mill hosted its first-ever “Breakfast with Santa” on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Children and families travelled by train from the train station to the mill early in the morning and were guided to a full breakfast in the visitors centre, served up by volunteers from the Chamber of Commerce.

The event featured two special guests—the mayor of Port Alberni, and Santa Claus himself!

Each child received a gift, and visitors were also able to have their pictures taken with Santa.

McLean Mill will hold two more Breakfast with Santa events, on Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17.