Photos: Monica Marcu & Diane Smith

McBride’s late-night shopping and Festival of Lights included a special appearance by Santa Claus at the Elks Hall for photos and activities with children (coloring, sweets, snacks, presents, Christmas Tree, etc)

The evening also included carolling at Elks Hall and specials at many local businesses.

Georgia Mei Learie- Schultz enjoyed the craft materials at McBride’s Festival of Lights and late-night shopping last Friday.

During late-night shopping and the Festival of Lights last Friday in McBride, one building, 521 Main St., showcased many home-based businesses including Loretta Simpson, Stefi McLean and Marion Cousineau.