With multiple offshore installations off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, it's a fact of life that some oil and gas employees won't be home for the holiday season. Instead they'll be celebrating with their second families, at their home away from home. And as it is with families, each installation has its own way of celebrating the holidays.
If you were to visit HMDC's Hibernia or ExxonMobil's Hebron installations, both have a charity raffle night held every year on Dec 25. The money raised is donated to someone in need. Last year, the money was given to a family who had gone through a house fire and needed a little extra help for the holidays. Of course, Santa also drops by every year to hand out stockings.