Santa Claus is com­ing

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Christ­mas Day is less than a month away, and we have you cov­ered on mul­ti­ple fronts. In­side this edi­tion, you’ll find the first batch of Let­ters to Santa, with lots of bright smiles beam­ing off the page. We also have a near-com­plete list of Santa Claus pa­rades hap­pen­ing in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia area.

Ev­ery­one knows Santa Claus is com­ing to town on Christ­mas Day, but sev­eral com­mu­ni­ties in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia area are also gear­ing up for the ar­rival of jolly old St. Ni­cholas be­fore that date.

Santa Claus pa­rades will take place ev­ery week­end be­tween now and Christ­mas Day. As al­ways, The Com­pass is plan­ning to head out and catch a few pa­rades. In the mean­time, we’ve con­tacted folks in com­mu­ni­ties through­out our cov­er­age area to find out when pa­rades will take place.

Here you will find dates and times for just about ev­ery pa­rade set to be held. So if you’re look­ing to get in the mood for the hol­i­days, here are a few op­tions.

Bay de Verde

Satur­day, Dec. 5 at 12:30 p.m.

Bay Roberts

An evening pa­rade takes place Mon­day, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., while the an­nual Li­ons Club Santa Claus Pa­rade is sched­uled for Satur­day, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

Blake­town-Dildo-New Har­bour

Satur­day, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Start­ing in Blake­town, fin­ish­ing in New Har­bour.

Bri­gus

Satur­day, Dec. 12.

Bryant’s Cove

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

Car­bon­ear

Sun­day, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. The pa­rade will leave from the Home Hard­ware park­ing lot.

Clarke’s Beach

Satur­day, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.

Cupids

The Cupids Santa Claus Pa­rade is be­ing held on Satur­day, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

Green’s Har­bour-Ho­peall

Satur­day, Dec. 19 start­ing at 4 p.m. Pa­rade of Lights starts at the gov­ern­ment wharf in Green’s Har­bour, fin­ish­ing at Ho­peall Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Hant’s Har­bour

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Start­ing at the gov­ern­ment wharf, con­clud­ing at the recre­ation build­ing.

Har­bour Grace

Satur­day, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

Heart’s Con­tent

Sun­day, Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Start­ing on North Point Road.

Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

Heart’s De­sire

Sun­day, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.

Makin­sons

Satur­day, Dec. 12.

Hew Har­bour

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. the Har­bour Lights Christ­mas Pa­rade is a first-time event. Ten­ta­tive plan for fire­works at the wharf.

New Per­li­can

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Start­ing at the Vet­eran’s Me­mo­rial Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Old Per­li­can

Sun­day, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Start­ing in the lower end of Old Per­li­can and end­ing at Bac­calieu Col­le­giate.

Pla­cen­tia

The Dunville Li­ons Club/Town of Pla­cen­tia An­nual Santa Claus Pa­rade takes place Satur­day, Dec 5, run­ning from 1-3 p.m.

Salmon Cove

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Start­ing from the park­ing lot of Per­salvic School.

Spa­niard’s Bay

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

Up­per Is­land Cove

Sun­day, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.

Vic­to­ria

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.

Whit­bourne

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.

White­way-Cavendish

Satur­day, Dec. 5. Start­ing 10 a.m. in Cavendish, lunch to fol­low at the White­way Me­mo­rial Cen­tre.

Win­ter­ton

Satur­day, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Santa Claus is a hot topic for young­sters this time of year, with Christ­mas Day weeks away. Com­mu­ni­ties through­out the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia area are also preparing for their an­nual Santa Claus pa­rades.

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