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Kelly’s Toyland officially opens


Christmas was in the air at Kelly’s House and Home as they opened Toyland in grand style on November 13. Hundreds of children and adults made their way to Kelly’s at noon for the arrival of Santa and Snowbear.

Kelly’s started the festivities in the south parking lot around 11:00 a.m. with a lively performance by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band. While customers enjoyed the performance and waited for the arrival of Santa and Snowbear, there were many other activities to keep the little ones busy. Kelly’s gave out free popcorn and balloons. Children could also get their faces painted by face painters Tamara Donaldson and Tanique Capron. There were also two bouncing castles.

The line to visit Santa inside the store started to form around 11:15 a.m. Celine Scott(11), Ethan Scott(1)and Rendeisha Sands(9), were the first to have their picture taken with Santa and Snowbear in Fantasy Forest, Kelly’s fully animated forest and home to Santa and Snowbear.

The parade started around 11:50 a.m. with a grand performance by the C.R. Walker Marching Band directed by Oscar Dames. The band was followed by Theodore Elyett’s Miss Teen Bahamas, Ashlee Bain. Next came a truck with a D.J. followed by Santa and Snowbear. The children were so excited to see Santa and Snowbear that many of the children ran up to them to hug them as they made their way into Fantasy Forest.

Santa and Snowbear will be available on Saturdays from Noon to 5 p.m. at Kelly’s Fantasy Forest until December 4th. Pictures can be taken for only$5 and all proceeds go to various local charities. Kelly’s Fantasy Forest is open every day until December 4th.

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