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
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
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
Emergency vehicles led the parade
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.
Fowler Construction invited Frosty along for the ride
A tip from the Scouts: always bring shelter
Many local businesses got festive for the parade, including Northland Towing and Recovery
The Door gets tongue-in-cheek to introduce their float
JJ Dance was accompanied by a live band
The Kiwanis Club of Huntsville Muskoka thinks the world of kids
The Lions Club got a little Grinch-y
Northern Escapades Mini Golf and Rambob’s Barging are ready for winter
The Dance Project brought their winter spirit to the parade
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 balcony at the Algonquin Theatre provided a great vantage point for people attending the HHS production of Newsies
Candy! From Metro!
Cassell Farms and Hearts and Hooves brought some farm friends
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
Northern HVAC created a fun winter scene for their float
Pinehill Iron and Metal has a need for (mini) speed
The Muskoka Dance Academy amped up the Christmas spirit
Mrs Claus keeps Santa in line (always)
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