Santa returns as hundreds line the parade route in Port Elgin

Mother Nature cooperated as Port Elgin saw one of the most successful Santa parades held in several years thanks to the Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores.  Hundreds of people, young and old and in between, lined the parade route as the parade returned to an in-person format.

It was not only an in-person format but has also returned to the two-parade format – last night, Saturday November 27th, Santa visited Port Elgin and will again stop by in Southampton next Friday, December 3rd.

Before the parade began, hot dogs and hot apple cider were also a hit as Rotary volunteers served more than 400 people at their free BBQ.

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                               Hot dogs and cider taste better outside

After a parade drought due to Covid-19, hundreds of people, young and old and everyone in between, came out and lined Goderich Street to watch the floats, many organizations such as Special Olympians, the local Police and Fire Service, Legion branches and all those who participated, while waiting for the anticipated end when Santa arrived.

                                     Legion Colour Party begins the parade

Special Groups

Some rode in comfort

Police and Fire Services

    Politicians … (L-R) Deputy Mayor Don Matheson, Councillor and Police Services                      Board Chair Dave Myette and Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau


This is what the Santa Parade is all about