Organizer and parade marshall George Davies is as excited as any kid himself, as he puts the final touches on the annual Santa Claus Parade, coming to Morrisburg on Saturday, December 2, beginning at 11 a.m.
“This is going to be a great parade, a big parade,” George said. “Rain, shine or snow it goes on. Everyone will love it.”
George Davies has been heading up the parade for several years, right back to the time it was called the Parade of Lights.
Each year the much anticipated event just seems to get bigger and better.
As of Monday, November 27, George reports that he is expecting at least six bands coming to Morrisburg from Brockville to Montreal and “all points in between.”
He also anticipates over 30 floats will be on the route. “Service groups, senior groups, schools, business groups, churches, the Operating Engineers are just some of the float entries.
There will be animals including dogs, horses and mules. And special this year are the Canada Post dancing Mailboxes which will be collecting letters to Santa all along the parade route. We’re looking for letters from seniors and adults, too,” George added. “Santa will answer every one of them.”
There are a number of volunteers working on the 2017 parade including the Junior Hockey Team, who will join others in handing out candy treats to kids all along the route.
And, fresh from a quick trip down South from the North Pole, will be Santa Claus himself, with Mrs Claus along, ready to greet all his fans.
Following the parade, which should take about an hour, Santa and the Mrs. will visit for a short time at the Morrisburg Fire Hall to enjoy some hot chocolate with visitors.
George invites everyone to come out for a great Santa Claus Parade through Morrisburg this Saturday, December 2, with a start time of 11 a.m.