WestJet ‘Christmas Miracle’ video brings holiday spirit to Dominican Republic

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It was just last year that WestJet airline brought the spirit of the holiday season to 250 passengers in Toronto.

This year, the Calgary-based airline spread more holiday cheer as they brought a “Christmas Miracle” to a beach in the Dominican Republic in this year’s “Christmas Miracle” video.

The miracle?  A snowy Canadian Christmas.

The airline reportedly has a special bond with the Puerto Plata community of Nuevo Renacer​ — one of the four destinations it services in the Dominican Republic.

Airline staff have even built houses in partnership with Hamilton’s non-profit organization Live Different, according to CBC.

This year a sleigh was plunked down in the sandy streets, and kids and adults alike are given a chance to talk to Santa — in Spanish, of course.

WestJet used secret cameras to capture their response.

Last year, a virtual Santa asked passengers of a Canadian flight what they wanted for Christmas as they scanned their boarding passes at a kiosk. While waiting to gather their luggage, they were greeted with gifts — containing exactly what they asked for at the kiosk.

WATCH last year’s video below.


  • Arturo

    Beautiful, thanks WestJet for bringing happiness to kids in my home country. Instead of investing millions of dollars in traditional marketing campaigns you are touching people’s lives directly, at a fraction of the cost, and posting it online, it’s both smart and kind.

    • Fiordalisa

      Very sweet brought tears to my eyes watching the Dominican Republic. We are 5, and growing up in the Dominican Republic was really hard. I remember how my brother would walk far to look for garbage at the rich people neighborhood and used to come back with dolls head broken legs and others broken toys and how happy we were just with that. I now leave in Queens NY but it was very touching how I wish I can be one of those Elf and bring that beautiful smile to the kids and hard working people. Thank you WestJet we need more people like you. God bless that warm and loving heart. :-) Now can my dream come true♥ I have a baby girl that is 6, 2 little dogs, my husband and a baby on the way. We are saving to get a house so can I get a house for Christmas ♥

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