A parade of Christmas traditions in Victoria
The Town of Victoria, Conception Bay hosted its annual Santa Claus parade Dec. 14. Although few in numbers, the participants had high spirits as they lined up in the Persalvic parking lot to begin the long journey through the town. The temperature was the coldest it had been this season, but that didn’t stop cadets, families and local children from participating in the parade. Running vehicles with observers inside lined Route 70, waiting to get a glimpse of the floats. The following are some snapshots of parade day.
The Parsons family of Victoria decided to enter the parade dressed in fuzzy costumes. Daughter Dakota (left) dressed like a snowman, mom Jenny (right) dressed like a chicken, but dad Bill decided to forego the costume and drive instead. A teddy bear dressed as a baby chick, which completed the fuzzy family.
The Victoria Santa Claus parade Dec. 13 brought out some brave participants who faced the weather on one of the coldest days of the year. The Clarke family did just that. Mel (left), Kate (centre) and Jordan brought their float — Mater from the children’s movie Cars.
Miss Victoria Fire Queen Jenna Parsons (right) hitches a ride in the Victoria Christmas parade in style. Driving Jenna in the parade is Reuben Peach (centre) and son Mitchell.
The White and King families from Victoria entered a float for the second year in a row for the parade. Young Maggy White had her own chair on the float, which was named Candyland. She was surrounded by many plastic treats, including candy canes and peppermints.
The Victoria Recreation committee entered a ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas float this year. Six girls from the town bundled up warmly to take part, listening to the reading of the book by Edna Meadus as they drove through the town. The girls on the float were, from eft, Summer Parsons, Leah Mercer, Carly Baker, Dakita Parsons, Macie Mercer and Ava Baker.