Bracebridge residents will soon get the chance to see Santa under the stars as the town welcomes its first-ever evening Santa Claus parade.
The parade is set to take place on December 2 starting at 6:00 p.m. and the organizers are now looking for a little help to make sure it goes off without a hitch.
Since 2008, the Rotary Club of Bracebridge – Muskoka Lakes has organized, promoted and staged the Santa Claus Parade. The Rotary Club also makes sure Santa gets a chance to visit the South Muskoka Memorial hospital and provide small gifts, and that the Jolly Old Elf is able to make his way to the Bandshell at Memorial Park immediately after the parade to speak with children and offer a cup of hot chocolate and a small treat – all free of charge.
To help pay for things like permits, liability insurance and remuneration, the all-volunteer organization is seeking the help of 75 businesses who are each willing to donate $50 each to help them reach their goal of $3,750 to cover the costs.
You can find out more by visiting the rotary club’s website at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/190/page/santa-claus-parade.
This year’s parade will run the traditional route along Manitoba Street starting at the Shopper’s Drug Mart plaza.
The theme for this year’s parade will be Santa’s Northern lights, and this will be the first parade ever held in conjunction with the Bracebridge Festival of Lights.
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