MORRISBURG – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and one of the most wonderful days of the holiday season here in Morrisburg is always the day the annual Morrisburg Santa Claus parade takes to the streets.
This Saturday, December 7th is parade day.
The 26th annual Morrisburg Santa Parade will start along St. Lawrence Street at 11 a.m. and wind its way through the streets of Morrisburg and through the Morrisburg Village plaza before ending at the Morrisburg fire station.
George Davies, parade founder, and his team of merry volunteers are looking forward to great weather on Saturday, not only for the parade participants, but also for the huge crowds that they expect to gather.
Dozens of colourful floats and various marching and pipe bands always make for a fun and festive occasion not to be missed.
Davies never knows exactly who will be joining the parade each year.
“But, we’ve been really fortunate. It always works out well every year,” Davies tells The Leader.
The steel band from Brockville, a couple of pipe bands, Seaway District High School’s band and perennial favourites the Royal West Academy marching band from Montreal are all expected to add to the festive atmosphere.
Students from Morrisburg Public School will be collecting for Community Food Share (the food bank) along the way.
After the parade Santa will be at the Morrisburg Fire Station welcoming visits. Free hot dogs and snacks will be available.
Below are some pictures from the 2018 Morrisburg Santa Claus Parade: