Santa Claus hits the pa­rade cir­cuit

The Compass - - News -

If you didn’t catch him this past week­end in St. John’s, don’t fret, be­cause Santa Claus is vis­it­ing many Con­cep­tion Bay towns in the com­ing days.

Com­mu­ni­ties will host Santa Claus parades just about ev­ery week­end lead­ing up to Christ­mas Day. The jolly old elf is set to take a break from his du­ties at the North Pole to bring greet­ings to chil­dren through­out the area.

The Com­pass will grab their cam­eras to take a few pho­tos at some of these parades. If you’re look­ing to plug into the hol­i­day sea­son a lit­tle early, why not check out some of these up­com­ing events:

Bay Roberts

Satur­day, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Start­ing from the fire hall and fin­ish­ing at As­cen­sion Col­le­giate.


Satur­day, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. Break­fast with Santa form 10 a.m. to noon at the re­cre­ation cen­tre. Please bring a non­per­ish­able food item.

Bryant’s Cove

Satur­day, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. Start­ing from the end of Point Road.


The 68th an­nual Car­bon­ear Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment Santa Claus Pa­rade will be Sun­day, Dec. 9. Floats will line up at 12:30 p.m. in the Home Hard­ware park­ing lot. Pa­rade leaves at 1 p.m.

Clarke’s Beach

Satur­day, Dec. 15. Par­tic­i­pants line up 9:30 a.m. Pa­rade leaves the town hall at 10 a.m. Visit with Santa at town hall fol­low­ing pa­rade.


Satur­day, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

Har­bour Grace

The Har­bour Grace Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade’s an­nual Santa Claus Pa­rade is Satur­day, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.


Sun­day, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Run­ning along the Con­cep­tion Bay High­way be­tween Ma­rina Shores and the Star of the Sea.


Satur­day, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

North River

The town’s first Il­lu­mi­na­tion Santa Claus Pa­rade is Tues­day, Dec. 4. Start­ing at 6:30 p.m. by the over­pass and fin­ish­ing at the town hall, where a tree light­ing cer­e­mony will take place.

North Shore

Sun­day, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Start­ing in Kingston and pro­ceed­ing north to Burnt Point.

Salmon Cove

Satur­day, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

Spa­niard’s Bay

Satur­day, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

Up­per Is­land Cove

Satur­day, Dec. 8. Lin­ing up at 10 a.m. by re­cre­ation cen­tre. Pa­rade starts 10:30 a.m.


Satur­day, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Start­ing at Per­salvic. Food bank dona­tions will be col­lected along the route.


Santa Claus will be vis­it­ing a num­ber of com­mu­ni­ties in the Con­cep­tion Bay area over the next few weeks.

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