Ideal weather conditions for Harbour Grace Santa Parade
On route along Water Street, Harbour Grace, the float carrying Santa and his Mrs. hooked a drop wire crossing the street near the Post Office. There were no injuries, and except for causing a slight delay, the town’s annual Santa Claus parade went off without a hitch.
Sunny skies and unseasonably mild temperatures on the plus side of zero made for ideal weather conditions for the event held Saturday, Dec. 3.
The town’s volunteer fire brigade sponsored and organized the parade, which made its way west along Water Street and east along Harvey to the fire hall on Bannerman, where Santa distributed bags of goodies to the children.
Decorated floats, fire trucks from the host brigade and neighbouring fire departments, along with other vehicles and walking, marching and dancing groups were included among the approximately 30 entries in the colourful event.
A float entere by Ceebees minor hockey float skated away with second place in the commercial division at the Harbour Grace parade.
Jillian Parsons, Brooklyn Butt and Alisha Parsons give their undivided attention to the Harbour Grace Santa Claus Parade as it passes their vantage point from the back of a pickup truck on Harvey Street West. Organized by the town’s fire brigade, the event took place Saturday, Dec. 3.
The Autism Society took the $ 100 second place award for their dragon and theme: “It’s great to be different” in this year’s Harbour Grace parade.
Harbour Grace town councillor Joan Short couldn’t be accused of not being original. Last year she showed up at her town’s annual Santa parade disguised as a Christmas tree. This year, she was an elf. Her Girl Guide, Sparks and Brownies group took the $150 top prize in the non- commercial category.
As Santa makes his way up a ladder in front of Frank Mccarthy’s house on Harvey Street, the Harbour Grace civic events committee’s float passes along the street below. The entry took top honours in the commercial category at the annual Santa Parade, organized by the town’s fire brigade.
Hotel Harbour Grace captured third spot in the commercial category in this year’s annual Harbour Grace Santa Parade.