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Santa Claus hits the parade circuit in Trinity-Conception-Placentia

Santa Claus waves to his friends at Wednesday's opening ceremony for the Festival of Lights in Bay Roberts.
Santa Claus waves to his friends at Wednesday's opening ceremony for the Festival of Lights in Bay Roberts. - Andrew Robinson

If you didn't catch him this past weekend in St. John's, don't fret, because Santa Claus is visiting a whole slew of Trinity-Conception-Placentia towns in the coming days.

Communities will host Santa Claus parades just about every weekend leading up to Christmas Day. The jolly old man is set to take a break from his duties at the North Pole to bring greetings to children throughout the area.

The Compass will grab their cameras to take a few snaps at some of these parades. If you're looking to plug into the holiday season a little early, why not check out some of these upcoming events.

Bay de Verde

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Bay Roberts

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Starting from the fire hall and finishing at Ascension Collegiate.

Festival of Lights parade takes place Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Departs from Amalgamated Academy at the soccer field of the Wilbur Sparkes Recreation Complex.


Saturday, Dec. 16 at 12:30 p.m. Breakfast with Santa form 10 a.m. to noon at the recreation centre. Please bring a non-perishable food item.

Bryant's Cove

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. Starting from the end of Point Road.


The 67th annual Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department Santa Claus Parade will be Sunday, Dec. 10. Floats will line up at 12:30 p.m. in the Home Hardware parking lot. Parade leaves at 1 p.m.

Clarke's Beach

Saturday, Dec. 16. Parade leaves the town hall at 10 a.m.


Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Green's Harbour-Hopeall

Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Starting at the government wharf in Green's Harbour. Hot chocolate and snacks with Santa at 7 p.m. at Peg's Pizza building.

Hant's Harbour

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. starting at the wharf. Will proceed to the recreation centre.

Harbour Grace

The Harbour Grace Volunteer Fire Brigade's annual Santa Claus Parade is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. The Kay's Restaurant float will collect donations for the food bank, and the Clarke's Furniture truck will distribute loot bags.

Heart's Content

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Starting by the lighthouse.

Heart's Delight-Islington

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Starting from Brook Cove in Islington.


Saturday, Dec. 9

New Harbour

New Harbour Youth, Recreation and Heritage Committee's Harbour Lights Christmas Parade taking place Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6:00 p.m.

New Perlican

Saturday, Dec. 9, starting from the Veteran's Memorial Community Centre.

North Shore

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. Starting in Burnt Point and proceeding south towards Kingston.

Old Perlican

Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1:00 p.m. with prizes for best walking group, as well as best youth, organizations, and volunteer floats. Parade ends at the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre.

Spaniard's Bay

Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Upper Island Cove

Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:00 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10:00 a.m. Starting at Persalvic.


Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1:00 p.m.


Starting in Cavendish at 10:00 a.m. and ending in Whiteway on Sunday, Dec. 10.


Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2:00 p.m.

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