Santa Claus pa­rades ready to roll

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Be­fore the stock­ings get stuffed and the presents left un­der trees, Santa Claus needs to ready him­self for a wee tour of com­mu­ni­ties through­out Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia. Start­ing this week­end, pa­rades will be hap­pen­ing all over The Com­pass’ cov­er­age area. We’ve made a few calls to get the full scoop on when you can ex­pect to see Santa riding on a sleigh through your towns.

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 an early visit from jolly old St. Ni­cholas.

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. 3 at 12:30 p.m.

Bay Roberts

The an­nual Lions Club Santa Claus Parade is sched­uled for Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3 at 10 a.m.

Il­lu­mi­na­tion parade is sched­uled for Sun­day, De­cem­ber 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Bri­gus

Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 12:30 p.m.;

Car­bon­ear

The 66th an­nual Santa Claus Parade is Sun­day, Dec. 11. Line up start­ing at 1 p.m. in the Home Hard­ware park­ing lot. Pen­ney’s Courier will col­lect food for a food drive.

Clarke’s Beach

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 17 at 10 a.m.

Cupids

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 17

Green’s Har­bour-Ho­peall

The Parade of Lights takes place Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Hant’s Har­bour

Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 12 p.m. Start­ing at the gov­ern­ment wharf, con­clud­ing at the re­cre­ation build­ing.

Har­bour Grace

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3 at 10 a.m.

Heart’s Con­tent

Sun­day, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Start­ing on North Point Road.

Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton

Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.

Heart’s De­sire

Sun­day, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Gath­er­ing to be held at the so­cial build­ing fol­low­ing the parade.

Makin­sons

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 10 at 2 p.m.

New Har­bour

The New Har­bour Youth, Re­cre­ation and Her­itage Com­mit­tee’s Har­bour Lights Christ­mas Parade will take place Dec. 17 or Dec. 18 de­pend­ing on weather in the early evening.

New Per­li­can

Sun­day, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Start­ing at the Vet­eran’s Memo­rial Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Old Per­li­can

Sun­day, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Start­ing in the lower end of Old Per­li­can and end­ing at Bac­calieu Col­le­giate.

Pla­cen­tia

The 10th an­nual Dunville Lions Club/Town of Pla­cen­tia Santa Claus Parade takes place Satur­day, Dec 3, at 1 p.m.

Spa­niard’s Bay

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 10 at 10 a.m.

Up­per Is­land Cove

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 10 at 10 a.m.

Vic­to­ria

Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. Leav­ing from Per­salvic.

Whit­bourne

Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Parade will leave from Whit­bourne El­e­men­tary and fin­ish at the school.

White­way-Cavendish

Satur­day, Dec. 3. Start­ing 10 a.m. in White­way, lunch to fol­low at the Cavendish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Win­ter­ton

Satur­day, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.

TC ME­DIA 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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