Several road closures this weekend for Brampton Santa Claus Parade and Winter Lights Weekend

Several road closures this weekend for Brampton Santa Claus Parade and Winter Lights Weekend
Santa Claus parades in and around Quinte
It’s most wonderful time of the year for a lot of Winnipeg families, but the annual Santa Claus Parade might be more of a headache for some local drivers.

The parade hits downtown Winnipeg Saturday afternoon, and as a result, a number of roads will be closed.

Yellow sections on a map included on City of Winnipeg website show the roads closed for the parade Saturday.

The Santa Claus Parade, which has been a Winnipeg winter staple for over a century, was on the verge of cancellation this year due to financial struggles, but received the funding they needed in the nick of time.

NEWS RELEASE GUELPH SANTA CLAUS PARADE ************************** The holiday cheer is now before us and with that the anticipation of the Guelph Community Santa Claus Parade.

Start the excitement-filled afternoon with the 4th annual Santa Road Race, organized by the Speed River Track and Field Club. At 1 p.m. runners will once again don a red and white Santa suit and run 3 km on the parade route.

All proceeds from the run will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph. Registration stays open until the big race day. So set up early, grab a hot beverage from a downtown business, cheer on the runners and enjoy the show!

Be ready at 1:15 p.m. with those letters to Santa and non-perishable items as Canada Post and the Guelph Food Bank will kick off the show. The holiday fun begins at 1.30 p.m. from Woolwich Street at Powell Street, ending on Wyndham Street at the railway bridge. See the parade route map here.

We are honoured to welcome back members of the Indigenous Guelph community members, organized by the Ganawanden organization. Meaning ‘take care’, Ganawenden offers talks on Indigenous cultural and sensitivity training in Waterloo region.  

Indigenous community members from Guelph and KW area will carry flags that represent the Metis, Inuit, Mohawk, two-spirited and the Anishinaabe people. They will be joined by drummer and singers from Spirit Vision, a community youth and men's drum group. 

Spectators can expect to see dogs in ugly Christmas sweaters, a trackless train filled with Guelph Gryphons, our first Nightmare Before Xmas-themed entry, and a whole host of wacky elves leading the ever-popular marching bands.

The Guelph Community Santa Parade is organized by the Downtown Guelph Business Association. Over 100 volunteers help the day run safely and smoothly, and over 1,000 participants make us all happy with their colourful costumes and Christmas wishes. For up to date details, please be sure to follow our event page.

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