Remember When: When Santa landed in Ponoka by helicopter

A large crowd took in the days when Santa came by helicopter to Ponoka

Remember When?

This amazing 1950s photo features the exciting arrival of Santa Claus in a helicopter to the joy of a jam-packed crowdalong 50th Avenue and next to the Canadian Pacific Railway station. Santa’s reindeer were getting the day off inanticipation of their big toy haul around the world on Dec. 24th, so he hitched a special ride to visit the happy Ponokacrowd, and then likely headed home to the Pole for a long nap. There is absolutely no doubt that whether we are youngor young at heart that Santa Claus is coming to town, so make sure to be on your best behaviour, and have the milk andcookies ready!

Photo courtesy of Fort Ostell Museum

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