Nothing marks the start of the holiday season quite like standing outside in the cold and watching beautifully decorated floats go by playing Christmas music. Yes, it’s that time for the Santa Claus Parade! We had it in Kingston just last week.
There’s always something about the event that can’t help but put you in a festive mood. The day started with beautiful snow-covered streets in the morning. When it started getting dark, it was time to head out to the parade. The main street was shut down and some stores had employees outside with a large container of hot chocolate and tea ready for the parade viewers. The entire street was nicely decorated with snow flake lights and everyone was bundled up. (Note for next time: bring an outdoor folding chair and a warm blanket!)
The parade started off with a red post box walking down the street followed by Canada Post representatives collecting letters for Santa. Other participants in the parade included the food bank and local organizations. There were plenty of floats, lights and Christmas music. The parade was concluded by the appearance of Santa Claus himself!