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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Acton, Georgetown and Rockwood will once again be hosting more traditional Santa Claus Parades.

The Acton Fire Fighter’s Association (AFFA) is hosting their parade on Saturday, November 20. It starts at 1pm at the corner of Acton Blvd and Hwy 7 and proceeds through downtown, turning right at Hwy 25 and then to Prospect Park. This year’s theme is Together Again, Holiday Traditions.

“We have about 20 floats and local bands participating” The Association tells Acton UP. They ask that participants and spectators wear masks when physical distancing (2m) cannot be maintained. The parade will be contactless, so there will be no one handing out or collecting any goods. The Association encourages “donate directly to Acton Food Share”. The one exception is Canada Post will be accepting letters to Santa of course!

The AFFA “invites the entire community out to kick off the holiday season and see Santa!” but reminds motorists that there will be a full road closure from 12:30-2.

Georgetown Lions Club will be hosting their parade later the same day, starting at 5pm. The route starts at Sinclair & Guelph St. then heads North onto Guelph St. to Mill St. in the Downtown area and turns left onto Charles St. then into the Fairgrounds at the foot of Park St.

Covid protocols are the same as Acton’s. “We are encouraging everyone to due their due diligence and wear their masks during the duration of the parade” says the Lions Club.

There will be approximately 40 entries this year, from within the business community and abroad, with unique float entries.

The Lions Club of Georgetown have been hosting this parade for 91 Years. Louie Violo, Chair, Santa Claus Parade 2021 shares this message “Firstly, I am grateful that this tradition can continue despite the last 2 years with the pandemic. Our community is close nit and without the support from The Town of Halton, our Business Community and Organizations and the residents of Halton Hills themselves, this event would not be possible. The parade inspires people to come together where they can cheer and be happy and for one night, to forget about all the stresses and negativity surrounding us in the world. The parade provides hope and encouragement of a brighter days ahead and to empower everyone with the magic of Christmas. Santa wouldn’t have it any other way.”

And finally, the Rockwood Farmers’ Santa Claus parade of lights is back on December 9 starting at 7 pm. The route will be the same as previous years. The parade will start north of the fire station, proceed to the intercession of Main Street and Highway 7, travel out Highway 7 and then finally head north on 4th Line. This is a unique parade of farm equipment decorated and lit up for the event.

It's time to get back to spreading some holiday cheer. See you out there!


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