The big man in red parades through Cornwall on Saturday

The big man in red parades through Cornwall on Saturday

CORNWALL, Ontario – Mark your calendars – the annual Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday.

The 44th edition of the parade will be kick off at 5 p.m. at St. Lawrence Secondary School on Second Street East and proceed west to Augustus Street. The floats will turn south on Augustus Street and unload their passengers into waiting buses to be taken to the Civic Complex for award presentations and hot treats.

“This will provide more room so everyone can come inside and warm up and the parking at the Civic Complex will provide a safe area to pick up the parade participants,” said Terry Muir, one of the event organizers.

The theme for this year’s parade is Christmas Dreams and even as the big day draws near, organizers are still accepting entries.

“Whether you are part of a school, a business, an organization, a family or just a group of friends that want to be part of the parade and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, you are welcome to join us at no charge,” said Mr. Muir.

Additional information and registration forms can be found at

Breakfast with Santa

The Santa Claus Parade Committee invites children to Breakfast with Santa on the morning of the parade. Kids eat free and get to see Santa and Mrs. Claus! Breakfast will be served from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the Salons of the Civic Complex.

This is made possible due to the generosity of community partners such as Dr. Rachel Navaneelan, Kim Ariagno of CIBC Mortgage and La Cuisine Volante. The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall will also host the Seaway Slot Track racing. Come and compete against each other while you wait for Santa!

Santa’s Street Hockey Challenge

Santa’s Street Hockey Challenge is back this year and bigger than ever. The organizers are expecting 30 to 50 teams. The FREE event is open to children between the ages of 6 to 17 and their a new school challenge this year!

Get a team together for this 3 on 3 tournament and have fun. Check out and get your game on. Here is a chance to show your school pride.

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