‘Yes, Grimsby, there is a Santa Claus… (Parade)’

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Published November 3, 2021 at 10:44 am

After having to host a modified reverse parade in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Grimsby Santa Claus Parade committee just announced that the 64th Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is planning to return to its traditional format on December 4.

Organizers said, “With recent changes to Public Health restrictions, (we are) confident that the parade can safely return for the enjoyment of local residents.”

While they have not yet determined a theme for the 2021 parade, one of the longest running events in Grimsby, it will be an evening event, starting at 5:15 pm. The route is eastbound along Livingston Avenue/Main Street West starting at Blessed Trinity Secondary School and ending at the Ontario Street intersection.

Organizers noted the parade was once a morning event but in the year 2000, the parade was moved to an evening event to celebrate the millennium.

“It was such a success that it has remained an evening event ever since. Each year the parade consists of approximately 90 entries which includes community floats, walking groups, marching bands and various entertainment.”

Here are the expected road closures:

  • 4:00-7:30 p.m.: Livingston Avenue from Roberts Road to Kerman Avenue
  • 4:30-8:00 p.m.: Livingston Avenue/Main Street from Kerman Avenue to Ontario Street
  • 5:30 – 7:30pm: Clark St. from Ontario St. to Christie St.
  • 5:30-8:00 p.m.: Restricted access along John Street and Robinson Street North for disbanding area

 

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