Santa was here!

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Local kiddos got an early chance to show Santa just how good they can be when they lined the streets for last night’s annual Santa Claus Parade.

Presented by the the Rotary Club of North Muskoka, the yearly event attracts hundreds of people to downtown Huntsville.

Dazzling floats created by local businesses and organizations made their way from Centre Street, down Main and along King William to their final destination at Huntsville Place Mall, scattering candy and good cheer along the way.

At the end of the line: the big guy himself, aided by kind helpers from Kimberly-Clark.

If you were there, tell us about your favourite float in the comments below!

Kent Park became Gingerbread Lane for the parade

Kent Park became Gingerbread Lane for the parade

The Huntsville Community Choir warmed up the crowd with some carols

The Huntsville Community Choir warmed up the crowd with some carols

3...2...1... Lights! The Downtown BIA once again lit a beautiful tree at Town Hall

3…2…1… Lights! The Downtown BIA once again lit a beautiful tree at Town Hall

Coldwell Banker Thompson was one of several businesses to offer warm drinks and treats to parade goers

Coldwell Banker Thompson was one of several businesses to offer warm drinks and treats to parade goers

Milo, with owner Kaila Forbes, dressed for the occasion, ready to jump into action if Santa needed another elf

Milo, with owner Kaila Forbes, dressed for the occasion, ready to jump into action if Santa needed another elf

Emergency vehicles led the parade

Emergency vehicles led the parade

Cameron of Lochiel Pipes and Drums added festive sound to Main Street

Cameron of Lochiel Pipes and Drums added festive sound to Main Street

Kids along the parade route were ready for the candy bonanza. Here Councillor Nancy Alcock shares some sweet treats.

Kids along the parade route were ready for the candy bonanza. Here Councillor Nancy Alcock shares some sweet treats.

Fowler Construction invited Frosty along for the ride

Fowler Construction invited Frosty along for the ride

A tip from the Scouts: always bring shelter

A tip from the Scouts: always bring shelter

Many local businesses got festive for the parade, including Northland Towing and Recovery

Many local businesses got festive for the parade, including Northland Towing and Recovery

The Door gets tongue-in-cheek to introduce their float

The Door gets tongue-in-cheek to introduce their float

JJ Dance was accompanied by a live band

JJ Dance was accompanied by a live band

The Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka thinks the world of kids

The Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka thinks the world of kids

The Lions Club got a little Grinch-y

The Lions Club got a little Grinch-y

Northern Escapades Mini Golf and Rambob's Barging are ready for winter

Northern Escapades Mini Golf and Rambob’s Barging are ready for winter

The Dance Project brought their winter spirit to the parade

The Dance Project brought their winter spirit to the parade

Some lucky parade goers got warm woolen socks from Valley Feeds

Some lucky parade goers got warm woolen socks from Valley Feeds

The Rotary Club of Huntsville added some rub-a-dub-dub (and a duck in a tub) to their float

The Rotary Club of Huntsville added some rub-a-dub-dub (and a duck in a tub) to their float

The balcony at the Algonquin Theatre provided a great vantage point for people attending the HHS production of Newsies

The balcony at the Algonquin Theatre provided a great vantage point for people attending the HHS production of Newsies

Candy! From Metro!

Candy! From Metro!

Cassell Farms and Hearts and Hooves brought some farm friends

Cassell Farms and Hearts and Hooves brought some farm friends

Algonquin Outfitters brought out their sweet rides for the parade

Algonquin Outfitters brought out their sweet rides for the parade

How would you like to find the keys to this Charger under your tree? Drive Muskoka might have put a few wishes into the minds of parade goers

How would you like to find the keys to this Charger under your tree? Drive Muskoka might have put a few wishes into the minds of parade goers

Northern HVAC created a fun winter scene for their float

Northern HVAC created a fun winter scene for their float

Pinehill Iron and Metal has a need for (mini) speed

Pinehill Iron and Metal has a need for (mini) speed

The Muskoka Dance Academy amped up the Christmas spirit

The Muskoka Dance Academy amped up the Christmas spirit

Mrs Claus keeps Santa in line (always)

Mrs Claus keeps Santa in line (always)

It's Santa!

It’s Santa!

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