TRURO – Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, Nov. 23 when Truro’s annual Santa Claus Parade will wind its way through downtown streets.
Presented by the Downtown Truro Partnership (DTP), the event is a longtime community favourite. This year’s theme is ‘The Secret Live of Elves,’ which parade organizers hope offers a host of interesting, creative float options.
“We all know elves can be helpful, hardworking craftsmen (just ask Santa!) and we know that, traditionally, elves are sent to check up on whether children should be on Santa’s naughty or nice list, but we think it would be fun to turn the tables and see parade entries that focus on the secret lives of elves – the mischief, magic and mess that elves are also famous for as it relates to Christmas activities, or perhaps some other Christmas fun and relaxation that elves might enjoy,” said Grace Murray, DTP promotions & marketing co-ordinator, in a news release.
Murray noted the event, which is recognized as one of the largest and most colourful in the province, attracts a broad cross-section of the community, both in terms of participants and spectators.
“When you have schools, churches, businesses, service clubs and private individuals all participating, as well as the tremendous contribution of such groups as the police service, various fire services and Ground Search & Rescue, plus thousands of spectators who come from far and wide, you know it’s something the whole community takes great pride in.”
This year's parade starts at 6 p.m. There is no entry fee but pre-registration is required. Registration packages are available from the Downtown Truro Partnership by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may pick the information up at the office, located in the Marigold Cultural Centre on Prince St.