Santa Claus is coming to town
Creemore’s traditional Santa Claus Parade is back. The event, organized by the Creemore BIA, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4 hitting Mill St. at about 1:30 p.m.
“The CCI Marching Band and Beinn Gorm Highlanders are booked, Santa has put Creemore on his schedule, and we are making plans to keep everyone safe,” said Committee Chair Natalie de Ruiter.
To ensure the safety and confidence of the community the BIA has consulted with Clearview Township staff regarding public health requirements. They are implementing a safety plan which includes vaccine requirements for BIA volunteers, while those who participate on floats must undergo self screening and distancing requirements. Organizers think these, and other familiar protocols will be easy to implement with the cooperation of the community.
To aid in distancing the BIA is encouraging people to spread out along the full parade route which starts at the arena then proceeds across Johnson Street, down Mill to Edward and then over to Mary Street where it will disperse after passing Creedan Valley Nursing Home. Santa will head to the Log Cabin for a photo opportunity as soon as he completes the route.
The parade welcomes all community organizations and individuals to create floats or processions. Not-for-profit groups can participate free of charge while businesses are asked to pay a $20 fee to help cover costs. Donations from the community are also appreciated.
If you wish to enter a float or organization please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.