The best way to spread Christmas cheer is paying shopping bills and giving out free coffees.

At least, that’s what the St. Thomas Downtown Development Board and myFM are going with. Dave Thomson from 94.1 myFM and Beth Burns from the Downtown Development Board spent the day with Santa and his elves on Saturday, surprising many shoppers by paying their bills. Lots of free coffees and hugs were given out, and there were even some tears shed.

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