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New day and time for Truro Santa Claus Parade

Blaikie's Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ltd. sent Santa Claus all the way from the North Pole to downtown Truro on Nov. 16. He was the star of the show at Truro's Santa Claus Parade, which saw hundreds of people jam the streets to enjoy the show.
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TRURO, N.S. —

To ensure safety and fun, this year’s Santa Claus Parade is being held during the afternoon.

The festive event will take place Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m.

Truro’s parade has been held during the evening for the past few years, so that the holiday lights would show up brightly.

Jenn Mantin, executive director of the Downtown Truro Partnership (DTP), said the decision to change the time was made by the partnership and Truro Town Council to make the celebration safer. Last year a small child was killed after being run over by a float during an evening Christmas parade in Yarmouth.

It was decided to hold the parade on Sunday so street closures wouldn’t affect downtown businesses.

“Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m., parking along the parade route won’t be allowed,” said Mantin. “This will allow for better viewing. For anyone with disability issues, who needs to be in a vehicle, there will be a special area for parking.”

Information on parking will be posted on the DTP website and on social media.

Bleachers will be placed on Prince St. beside Sun Spun Natural Foods and Fine Gifts, on Prince St. in front of the Marigold Cultural Centre and on Young St. in front of the Truro Fire Service station.

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Parade route:

Beginning at the Colchester Legion Stadium parking lot

- up Lorne St.
- right on Queen St.

- left onto Court St.
- left onto Prince St.
- right onto Young St.
- left onto Esplanade
- left onto Walker St.
- left onto Queen St.
- right onto Lorne St. and back to the stadium parking lot

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