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Santa Claus parades planned Saturday & Sunday
Santa Claus makes his annual appearance at the Kitchener-Waterloo Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (David Pettitt / CTV Kitchener)
Old Saint Nick continues to make his way across Southwestern Ontario, making multiple appearances Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s just a few of the local places you can see the big man in red for yourself.
- The Ayr-North Dumfries Lions Club Santa Claus Parade gets underway at 1 p.m. on Northumberland Street (at Inglis Street).
- The parade starts at 7 p.m. in the Arthur Public School parking lot near Smith Street.
- The parade gets underway at 2 p.m. It will begin at the Fairgrounds and end on Talbot Street.
- The theme of this year’s parade is “Cinematic Christmas.” The route starts at Stanley Street and Dalhousie at 6 p.m. and ends at Harmony Square.
- The parade starts at Elora Street at 7 p.m. and continues to the Clifford Fire Hall.
- The “Very Beary” parade begins at 6:15 p.m. and can be viewed from Geddes, Metcalfe and East Mill Streets.
- Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. at McCullough Drive and ends at the Erin Fire Hall.
- The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Hamilton Street and Rockhaven Lane, travelling down Hamilton to Dundas, up Main Street and across to the Parkside Drive before returning to Hamilton Street.
- Starting at 7 p.m., the parade route will travel through downtown Grand Valley.
- The theme of this year’s parade is “Christmas Stories.” It will begin at 7 p.m. at Main and Nelson Street, turning at Wallace Avenue, then Elizabeth, before finishing at the legion’s parking lot.
- The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Main Street.
- The parade begins at 5 p.m. on Morenz Drive, then travels to Ontario Street, left onto Downie and finishes just past City Hall.