Santa is Coming to Canada’s “South Pole”
The Leamington District Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of Parks Canada will be hosting the 2020 Santa Claus Parade in a drive thru format at Point Pelee National Park. The parade takes place Saturday November 28th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Floats will be located throughout the park in the beautiful natural setting of Point Pelee. Spectators will view the floats from the comfort and warmth of their own vehicles.
“We had to think in a different way this year,” says Chad Robinson, Christmas Parade Chair, “It was important to have the children see Santa Claus and the natural setting provided us with a spectacular opportunity.”
“The floats being community based, brought excitement to the participants to put them together, “said Wendy Parsons, General Manager, Leamington District Chamber of Commerce, “with greater than 30 entries, the response has been larger than expected.”
Spectators will be prohibited from lining up at the park gates until 5:30 pm but it is expected to have a steady flow through the 12 km route. “Patience and kindness” is the motto for this year’s parade.
Letters to Santa and bagged donations of toys and canned goods are being accepted near the beginning of the route.