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Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm


The time of year for the Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade has arrived. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 is the major sponsor of this event with cooperation from the Town of Smiths Falls, which takes place on Sunday November 25th 2012 commencing at 1:00pm.
The Parade will start at the Youth Arena and proceed down Beckwith Street to Chambers Street, turning up Market Street to Main Street where many of the Children involved will disperse to the Legion to have a light lunch and visit with Santa. Many of the floats will either go back to the Youth Arena or disperse to a different location of their choice.
We encourage all businesses and community service groups within the Town of Smiths Falls to participate in this Parade by entering a “Float”. This is a magical time of year for children of all ages (including adults) and we don’t want your organization or business to miss out on this opportunity to show the community what you have to offer.
The judging of the floats will be done at the Youth Arena parking lot at 12:00, so please have your entry there on time. Signs will be put on the winning floats and a token cheque will be presented at the same time.
Categories:        “Best Overall Entry”
                             “Best Christmas Entry”
                             “Best Religious Entry”
                             “Most Original Entry”
                             “Best Commercial Entry”
I am sure your organization or business can fit into one of these categories.
The Legion Santa Parade has traditionally been held on a Sunday afternoon to encourage participation by all.   While other communities have gone to night parades with many Christmas lights on the floats at this time we are staying with the day parade based on the many people that come out during the afternoon as a family. Beckwith Street over the years has shown crowds of over 6 deep with the smiling faces of children at the front.
Please contact the Legion Office at 613-283-2690 and let us know if you will be putting in a float, marching group, or anything else that you know the little ones will enjoy.  We encourage all kinds of entertainment. Everyone likes to see themselves on TV and Cogeco will be filming the event and showing it numerous times on their channel.
Show you are part of a “Sensational Town” by helping us put on the best “Santa Parade” in Lanark County.
Please mention this information to other groups or businesses in case they may have been missed.