Three Brock Township parades planned in honour of Santa Claus

This November and December, the people of Brock Township will once again have the opportunity to welcome a jolly old delegation from the North Pole as Santa Claus returns for three parades during his annual tour of the globe.

The big man in the red suit is set to take part in the Beaverton Lions Santa Claus Parade of Lights starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Residents are invited to visit the stores of downtown Beaverton before the parade as they celebrate their Christmas Open House, and to watch for the lights to go on at Alexander Muir Park as the parade goes by to see what the Beaverton Lions have been up to as of late.

After the parade, all are invited to visit with Santa at the Beaverton Fire Hall where they can pick up a treat bag from the volunteer firefighters while enjoying a free hot chocolate, courtesy of the Lions Club.

Parade participants should be at the Beaverton Curling Club by 6:30 p.m. on the night of the parade to register.

For more information, contact Chris Gillespie at Davis Hardware or email

Santa returns for his second parade in Brock at 11 a.m. on Nov. 24 in Cannington, the theme of which is “A Sport’n Christmas”. Cannington Lions Club Santa Claus Parade Route 2018

Parade marshalling takes place at Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre parking lot. Anyone wishing to enter a float is asked to contact Cannington Lion Bo Enss before the parade by calling 705-432-3241 or emailing

Awards will be given to the best floats based on the following criteria:

  • Following parade theme (“A Sport’n Christmas)
  • Work and effort put into float construction
  • Christmas spirit in design
  • Has fun with theme or event
  • Originality

After the parade, the Cannington Fire Hall will open its doors to Santa and all those who want to visit with him.

On Dec. 8, the public is invited to participate in a free skate at the Sunderland Arena from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. before the 7 p.m. start of the Sunderland Santa Claus Parade.

Visit The Brock Voice Christmas section for full coverage of events this holiday season.

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