Santa arrives

NANAIMO – Santa Claus arrived by float plane Saturday to downtown Nanaimo.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson, left, also known as Shimmy Upatree Elf, leads Santa Claus and his fellow elves toward Santa’s Workshop at Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Organized by the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association, the grand opening for Santa Claus’s workshop took place Saturday afternoon. With the assistance of Harbour Air, Jolly Old St. Nick arrived in the Harbour City and he and his elves made their way to the centre.