All baby Greyson wants for Christmas is his two front teeth! (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

All baby Greyson wants for Christmas is his two front teeth! (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

WATCH: Jingle Boat, Jingle Boat, jingle all the way

Santa Claus visited the kids of Prince Rupert on the Inside Passage

Santa Claus was spotted riding a boat, instead of his sleigh, in Prince Rupert this Wednesday.

Parents got a chance to take a little tour around the harbour on the Inside Passage as their kids did arts and crafts and got a chance to meet Santa Claus.

Christine Dressel is asking Santa for mermaid tails for Christmas for herself and baby sister Lorelei. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

The catamaran’s white poles were decorated in red ribbon and it’s window with Christmas themed stickers. A giant inflatable snowman came along for the ride and Christmas music filled the space. Kids got a goodie bag with candy and colouring kits before Santa came out to greet each on individually.

The jingle Boat Express was a partnership to take place over the Jingle Bell Express which was a Dave Walker initiative to get kids out on the train with Santa Claus, explain Kate Toye, literacy coordinator with North Coast Literacy Now.

“There was an opportunity to resurect this in a new way to get kids out onto the water. A lot of people that live in Prince Rupert don’t get the opportunity to be out in the water. Now we can have kids on this amazing boat with Santa and get to experience Christmas in a different way.” Toye said.

Peter Finnigan gets a warm hug from Santa on the Jingle Boat Express. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Left to right: Friends Felix Mueller, Peter Finnigan and Tessa Buerk were enjoying their goodie bag filled with candy, stickers and colouring materials. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)


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