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Burlington’s Santa Claus Parade

Get on the Good List and come to Burlington’s Santa Claus Parade Dec. 2, 2018

 

Burlington, Ont.—Nov. 16, 2018 If you want to improve your chances of being on the Good List, you might want to attend the 53rd annual Burlington Santa Claus Parade which will arrive in downtown Burlington on Sunday, Dec. 2 with community floats, marching bands, costumed characters and, of course, Santa Claus himself.

The parade will start at 2 p.m. at the corner of Guelph Line and Prospect Street and make its way downtown along New Street. The parade then travels north on Brant Street and finishes at Caroline Street.

This year’s parade will feature 86 entries, including floats, mascots and a variety of different bands. The parade will include traditional favourites, such as the Burlington Teen Tour Band, the Junior Redcoats, Top Hat Marching Orchestra and the Halton Regional Police Service Pipes and Drums.

Children are encouraged to bring letters for Santa, which will be collected by letter carriers from Canada Post along the parade route. Spectators may bring non-perishable food donations, which will be accepted by the Burlington Teen Tour Band boosters and the Gift of Giving Back. The Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club will be collecting loonies and toonies to help support the operating costs of the parade.

Many local businesses have contributed donations, flatbed trucks, float entries and sponsorship funding to this year’s parade. For a complete list of sponsors, visit burlington.ca/parade. This year’s gold sponsors are BUNZL and Voortman Bakery Limited.

Spectators will have the chance to help choose the People’s Choice Award for best parade float. Voting will begin online after the parade at burlington.ca/parade. All entries will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a prize.

For more information, please visit burlington.ca/parade or contact 905-335-7600, ext.7422.

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Chris Glenn, director of Parks and Recreation

“The Santa Claus Parade is a great way to kick-off the festive season and have fun with your family and neighbours. The parade also supports our caring community by providing an easy opportunity to donate to the Gift of Giving Back and Burlington’s food-banks, to take care of those who need a little extra help this winter.”

Santa Claus

“I love my annual parades and seeing all the boys and girls smiling and waving. I hope everyone keeps up the good work. Thank you to the parade organizing committee and of course to Mrs. Claus, my elves and my reindeer for getting me there.”