Both events are taking place on Friday, Dec. 2.
The parade is set to start at 6 p.m., and this year will follow a slightly different route. It will start at the Hank Snow Country Music Centre and follow Bristol Avenue. However once crossing the bridge it will turn down Henry Hensey Drive. From there it will turn up Legion Street and back towards the Sherman Hines Museum of Photography on Main Street where it will end.
Santa will be bringing up the rear of the parade, and will be outside of the Astor Theatre to visit with the children until it is time for the tree lighting at 7 p.m.
Chad Whynot, organizer of the parade, says they have around 40 entries this year, which is a few more than they had last year. Now it it’s third year, he says each year they have seen it grow a bit and hopes the trend it will continue.
If someone is still interested in putting in an entry, Whynot says they can contact him right up until the day of the parade. He can be contacted by phone at 354-5114, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of rain or heavy snow, the parade will take place the next evening.