Santa takes time to visit Port Elgin’s annual parade

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When compared with previous years, Santa arrived in Port Elgin without the usual winds, cold temperatures and snow that he usually has experienced for his annual parade on Saturday, November 25th (2023).

Hundreds of people lined the street to watch the parade with some 50 floats and participants.

    (L) Rotary Past-president Pat O’Connor &                    Rotary friend volunteer John King


People also took advantage of the Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores’ annual free hot dogs and hot apple cider at 6:00 p.m. as they waited for the parade to begin at 7:00 p.m.




The parade was led by the Port Elgin Legion Branch 340 Colour Party and included musicians from Owen Sound and the Kincardine Community Band.

The high-energy Bruce County Shriners had their music going that saw the crowd along the route dancing to the beat.

While everyone waited for the ‘big guy’ to arrive, the parade was an exciting time for all ages … the young and the young-at-heart.

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Despite his busy schedule, Santa has promised to stop by in Southampton on Friday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. to take part in the parade

He looks forward to seeing everyone there.