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Saint John - 63rd Annual Santa Claus Parade

16-Nov-2015

“Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…!”

The 63rd Annual Santa Claus Parade is Saturday, November 21st at 6pm. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the magic of the season with us!

The theme of this year’s parade is ‘A Cartoon Christmas – Past and Present,’ and we are looking forward to all of the entries, unique, creative, and aglow with lights, as well as the marching bands and festive sounds of the season.

Please note that clean, gently used coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign by the NBCC Students and Staff and Allied Health Education Centre.  Non-perishable food items for the Community Food Bank by the City Workers. Also, remember to bring your letters for Santa!

We are happy to announce our honorary Parade Marshal is Mr. Peter Buckland.  Mr. Buckland co-founded the Saint John Gallery Hops in 2000 and was one of the founding members of the Saint John Community Arts Board. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in September 2012 for his work in the arts and is an enthusiastic advocate for community development.  We are proud to present him in this important aspect of the parade.

PARADE ROUTE: The Parade Route will be the same route as last year.  The parade will leave the Causeway, go onto Union St., left on Sydney St., right on King’s Square North, left on Charlotte St., down King St. and on to St. Patrick, on to Main St., right on Lansdowne Ave., and right at Wellesley Blvd.  These streets will be closed off during the parade.

The Causeway (all 4 lanes) will be blocked off beginning at 3:30pm on Saturday for parade line-up.

Citizens are asked to not park on King Street beginning at 5 pm.

Any vehicles parked anywhere along the parade route after 5:30 p.m. will be towed.

Please be aware of and obey all signage along the parade route.

Thank you to our parade sponsors:

Uptown Saint John Business Improvement Association

Ready Rentals

Rogers TV

The City of Saint John

The Saint John Police Department

SJ Fire Fighters Local 771

City Transit

So, dress warm, gather friends and family and join us in this special holiday event uptown!

For more information: www.sjsantaparade.com