BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF —
Santa came to town in Dundalk on Saturday night to Christmas lights, music, and hot chocolate.
A crowd of families and children waited eagerly for Santa to arrive.
Many floats adorned with christmas lights and decorations filled the streets, led by the Dundalk Fire Department.
Tanya De Wit and Samantha Long, members of the Santa Claus Parade Committee, serve up hot chocolate to the thirsty throngs.
Music in the parkette was provided by Boot McCann and Dorn Greenwood of Boot Lee Roy. Photo by Samantha Erin Photography.
A Southgate fire truck lights up the street and led the way.
Mechanized reindeer highlighted the Dundalk Pharmacy float.
Southgate Mayor Anna Marie Fosbrooke and members of council waved to the crowd.
Beauty and the Beast rode past many admirers.
Members of Grey Highlands Shooting Stars Girls Hockey sang and chanted loudly with Frosty the Snowman along for the ride.
Children weren't disappointed when Santa pulled in at the end of the parade Santa's sleigh was pulled by a 1940 diamond T truck owned by Ted Acheson. Following the parade Santa took some time to meet with happy children at the small parkette in downtown Dundalk before heading back to the North Pole. "Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas," he exclaimed.
Best float prizes were given to the following:
Not-for-profit Category: 1st: Dundalk Legion ($100) 2nd: Shooting Stars ($75) 3rd: Lions Club ($50)
Business Category: 1st: Dundalk Pharmacy ($100) 2nd: Dunwood Signs & Textiles ($75) 3rd: Enviro-eze ($50)
Family & Farm Category: 1st: Nicholls Family ($100) 2nd: Hopkins Family ($75)
Judges Honourable Mention: Highland Fuels ($50)
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