Not even a pandemic can stop Santa Claus from coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas will ride through the streets of each of the five NOTL communities, providing an experience people can enjoy safely, maintaining physical distance, and enjoying the holiday spirit, says Kevin Turcotte, acting director of operations, and Christmas Parade committee member.
Santa will begin his journey at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, the date of the traditional parade, with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 13. For notification of when Santa is entering each community, follow his progression on the Town’s Facebook Page.
Santa will be riding in a sleigh borrowed especially for his visit from Sentineal Carriages.
While Santa will visit every community, he will not be able to hit every street. To see a map of Santa’s route, visit notl.com/Christmas.
“We encourage all Niagara-on-the-Lake residents to step outside for some Christmas cheer,” says Turcotte.
The Town is asking residents to please stay within their community. Those who drive to the nearest route are asked to avoid gathering, by staying inside their vehicle and waving to Santa from there.
“It’s not going to be a traditional parade,” says Lord Mayor Betty Disero, “but the main attraction is always Santa, and he will definitely be visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake.”
Visit notl.com/Christmas for more information.