Harbour Grace parade big success
Tree lighting reveals big surprise with the lighting of the SS Kyle
The weather was mild for December — little wind, no snow and above freezing temperatures. Saturday, Dec. 7 was a great day for the Harbour Grace Santa Claus parade.
From cadets to Girl Guides, charities and princesses, this parade had a little touch of everything, something everyone could enjoy. Some 30 entries participated in one of the biggest parades the town has seen in several years.
Harbour Grace Mayor Terry Barnes had his own convertible. Sitting on top of the back seat, he waved ethusiastically to the crowd of hundreds who lined downtown Water Street, where the parade began.
On Sunday evening, Dec. 8 the town also hosted its annual tree lighting at the Spirit of Harbour Grace airplane near Riverhead. Although the temperature was below freezing, about a hundred residents attended to show community pride and watch the tree and plane get lit up.
The big surprise of the evening was the lighting of Christmas lights on the SS Kyle. Some 420 feet of lights were strung earlier that morning by Mayor Barnes, Coun. Pat Haire, Herbert Parsons and Christopher Parsons.
The following are photos of some of the most energetic groups, popular floats and excited attendees from both events.