Santa tomorrow on New Street - parade starts at 2 pm - pm Guelph Line at Prospect

eventsred 100x100By Staff

December 2, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

For the really young ones it is a beautiful day.

The weather will be crisp, much of the sidewalk along the route will have people sitting in their lawn chairs, some will have the tailgates of their pickup trucks down to be used as seating and on some of the streets that empty into New Street there will be small hibachis with a little BBQ.

It is Santa Clause Day parade in Burlington.

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.

Santa parade route

Santa parade route

This year’s parade will feature 82 entries, including floats, mascots and 16 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 & Drums.

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The real reason for the season

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 operation costs of the parade.

They fill the street and they are Magnificent to look at - Burlington's Teen Tour Band

A real parade in Burlington includes the Teen Tour Band

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 sponsor is BUNZL.

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 in to a draw for a chance to win a prize.

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