Santa Claus is coming to town

Parade route (Municipality of South Dundas graphic)

MORRISBURG – It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And to help everyone get into the true spirit of Christmas, Santa Claus himself will be sledding into Morrisburg at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1, to take part in his annual Morrisburg Parade.

Organized by Honourary Elf George Davies, and his incredible team of volunteers, this year’s Santa Claus Parade promises to be one of the best and jolliest in the 25 years since these community parades began. Look for plenty of colourful and exciting floats, marching pipe and drum bands playing joyous music along the route. New this year, and of special delight to horse lovers, are the Capital Cowgirls who will be riding in the Morrisburg Santa Parade.

However, to ensure the safety of everyone enjoying the parade, George Davies asks that all candy be handed out by volunteers to children along the parade route, and not tossed from the floats.

There will be an opportunity to deliver that all-important special letter to Santa along the route, and school children will also be collecting food donations for our Community Food Share, to ensure that everyone has a very merry Christmas.

During the parade the DBIA will be handing out free hot chocolate at the Village Plaza. Later, as you enjoy your chocolate, join the Thousand Islanders, an outstanding singing group, who will be entertaining everyone with the songs of Christmas under the Plaza clock at 1 p.m.

The parade route will be the same as in other years, starting out on St. Lawrence Street and ending up at the Morrisburg Plaza. Santa will also drop into the Morrisburg Fire Hall to enjoy a hot chocolate with his many fans before he has to catch the return North Pole Express.