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WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

December 11, 2017 7:21 AM | News

WestJet Santa Claus

WestJet’s Santa Claus surprises travellers at Winnipeg’s airport on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Travellers at 12 Canadian airports have been gifted the joy of Christmas magic over the last several weeks as WestJet surprised guests as part of its annual Christmas Miracle celebration.

The Calgary-based airline’s 12 Flights of Christmas made a pitstop in Winnipeg on November 21, where members of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed an abbreviated version of Nutcracker.

From a giant gingerbread house at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport to cuddling with 40 puppies (and one cat) at the Calgary International Airport, the ideas for this year’s ‘miracles’ came from youth in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.


“Christmas, through the eyes of a child, is magical and the children gave us wonderful inspiration for surprising our guests. The best part was that the children got to be present to witness their own miracle come to life,” said Richard Bartrem, WestJet vice-president marketing communications.

Travellers were treated with gifts at each stop, including free flights anywhere WestJet flies.

Last year’s video was a special dedication to the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, who lost everything in devastating wildfires in 2016.

WATCH: WestJet’s Christmas Miracle in Winnipeg