Above, Santa and Mrs Claus took time away from their busy schedule to visit Durham December 2, where they rang in the Christmas season.
SOUTH GREY NEWS STAFF –
Although there was no snow, temperatures were a little warmer than Santa often encounters, it didn’t stop him and Mrs Claus from heading to Durham for their annual Christmas Parade December 2.
With dozens of floats in this year's Canadian Christmas themed parade, sponsored by the Durham Firefighters Association, people lined both sides of Garafraxa Street to watch as local businesses and organizations travelled through Durham's downtown core.
Santa and Mrs Claus followed in their sleigh, waving and ringing in the holiday season before arriving at the Durham Fire Hall, where they took time to meet with excited children, before heading back to the North Pole to continue their preparations for Christmas.
Led by emergency services, the Durham Christmas Parade travelled up Garafraxa Street.
The Durham Furniture elves were busy working throughout the parade.
There was plenty of Canadian tradition on the float of Durham Fall Fair Senior Ambassador, Natalie Nixon (left) and Junior Ambassador, Victoria Jarvis.
Spruce Ridge Community School were ready for a Canadian Christmas as they waved to the crowd during Durham’s Christmas Parade December 2.
The Durham Girls Alumni Band impressed parade watchers as they marched and played their way down Garafraxa Street December 2.
Durham Breakfast Nook were pulling a Canadian Christmas convoy as they travelled through downtown Durham.
Durham Presbyterian Church displayed their nativity scene in the Christmas parade.
J.E. Trim Johnson Enterprises entertained the crowds as they sang their way through Durham’s downtown December 2.
There were horses and ponies of all sizes in the Durham Christmas Parade, some large and some small.
Rudolph the red-nosed horse was a big hit with parade watchers, December 2.
There was a very Canadian looking Christmas tree on the float of the West Grey Soccer Club.
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