Santa Claus is due to make his annual visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, Dec. 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
With the regular Christmas parade cancelled again due to COVID concerns, Santa Around the Town will feature drive-by visits by Jolly Old Saint Nicholas through all five Niagara-on-the-Lake communities.
He'll be aboard a festive float, which will give residents an opportunity to wave and shout a Merry Christmas to everyone's favourite man in red.
And don't forget, parents: as Santa mentioned in a story he wrote for The Lake Report a few weeks ago, “Please call out the names of the children along the way or hold signs, black on white with large letters, really helps me. My vision isn't what it once was. Ho, ho, ho.”
The parade will wind its way through all of NOTL's main neighbourhoods, starting with Glendale, then St. Davids, Queenston, Old Town and finishing in Virgil.
In case of poor weather, the parade could be moved to Sunday, Dec. 12. For a detailed map of Santa's route, see the town's website at notl.com/santa