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Sunday November 27th, 2011

Posted at 4:34pm

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A large crowd awaited the commence of the annual Santa Claus parade in Amherstburg this Saturday. The weather was mild and no rain or snow clouds in sight. The parade started at 6:00 PM on William Street and proceeded down Sandwich Street to Richmond ending at River Lights’ Warming House in Toddy Jones Park. It kicked off with marathon runners and walkers donned in the Big Guy’s gear!

[youtube width=”600″ height=”437″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBtuVO7Mlso[/youtube]

If you missed the parade this year, check out the video that showcases the parade and all those who participated!

Our local heroes made their way through the crowd and passed out candies for the excited children watching in the sidelines. Local companies, schools and bands soon followed.

The floats were remarkable, festive and carried with them jolly passengers who wished the crowd a Merry Christmas. There were marching bands, dancing reindeer and Christmas trees and semi-trucks that blew torches of fire. Almost every passing float had festive folks passing out candy and goodies to the children watching the parade.

The kids among the crowds wait for the Big Guy while the live bands and dancers pave the way for him. The music was lively, seasonal, modern and uplifting.

After the Towne Shoppe passes through, the arrival of jolly old Saint Nick sends the parade goers into cheers and applause. Santa Claus Comes to Amherstburg and spreads his cheer to all those in attendance.

If you missed out on Amherstburg’s Santa Claus Parade this year, make sure you visit our Holiday Guide and check out what is coming up in your area this holiday season.

 

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