Cold weather no concern at Placentia Santa Claus parade
A bitter, cold wind could not keep the crowds away from the annual Placentia Santa Claus parade on Dec. 6. Each person bundled up with extra clothing to watch floats that included LEGOs, Mario Kart and Disney’s Frozen. But, they all paled in comparison to the man every child wanted to see — Santa Claus. The Compass was there and captured these images.
The Placentia Recreation Commission displayed its finest sports jerseys for the organization’s float. Shown here are, from left, George Hatfield, Jonathan Roach, Aliyah Best, Annabelle Green, Nathan Pelfrey and Raymond Neville.
This group of young people took an adventorous turn with their Mario Kart themed stroll as a part of the Placentia parade. They are: front (l-r) — Emma Cadena, Jacob Hickey and Sarah Walsh; back — Patrick Pearson, Elizabeth Dolomant, Victoria Griffin, Emily Manning, Maggie Follett and Emilee Hickey.
The group from Sobey’s in Placentia were all smiles ahead of their chilly ride through the parade. They are, from left, Keith Pearson, Des Linehan, Diane Follett, Isabel Murray, Bernie Lewis, Amanda Kelly and Janie Lane.
The Polar Express had a set of four young passengers for its ride through with the Placentia parade. They are, from left, Ella Meade, Sarah McGrath, Clare McGrath and Carson Meade.
The Placentia campus of the College of the North Atlantic put together this colourful LEGO float for the parade.
Getting their Frozen on were, from left, Kristen Walsh, Chantal Collins and Hailee O’Keefe.
Felix Lannon, of Placentia Taxi, poses with his float.
Santa Claus is always a hit with any parade.