Capreol Santa Claus Parade, Tree Lighting & Candle
SANTA’S BACK IN TOWN AND HE’S COMING TO CAPREOL on Saturday, December 8th!
Capreol will once again be celebrating the Christmas season in style with the return of the much anticipated Candle Walk, Tree Lighting and Capreol Santa Claus Parade.
At 5pm, the Candle Walk will start at the Northern Ontario Railway Museum on Bloor Street, with the Capreol Community Choir singing Christmas Carols. The Tree Lighting will follow at 5:30 at the Capreol Cenotaph. Whinnying in Life Petting Zoo will be set up in the laneway by the Cenotaph from 4:30pm onwards.
(Photo Op) Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children at the Cenotaph Gazebo at 5:30pm and then they will be whisked away to join the parade.
The Capreol Food Bank “Food Drive” is also taking place and food is being collected at local businesses around town. PLEASE BRING a non-perishable food donation and support this important Food Drive. Bins will be located at the Cenotaph Gazebo & also upstairs at the Arena following the parade.
The Candle Walk, Tree Lighting and Parade organizers are sub-committees of the Capreol Community Action Network (CCAN)
The Parade Coordinator is Natalie Labbee (1-705-989-7656) and the Candle Walk and Tree Lighting Coordinator is Karen Crisp (705-919-2412). If you would like to get involved, Register a Float, Sponsor the Fireworks or Volunteer, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MANY PARTNERS, SPONSORS, & CONTRIBUTORS.
There is no cost for these events, however CASH DONATIONS ARE MOST WELCOME. To continue having these events for many years to come, DONATION JUGS will be set up at the Arena Hall upstairs following the parade. THANK YOU!
Also, there is no cost to enter a float, however we do appreciate cash or cheque donations towards our incredible Fireworks display! All Cheques should be made out to the Capreol CAN.
Parade Line-up will commence at CR JUDD PUBLIC SCHOOL. Parade will follow Sellwood Street to Dennie Street; at Mazzuca Motors (corner of Dennie & Hanna) the Parade will turn right on Young Street and then left on Kelly Street, up to Meehan Street and end at the Capreol Community Centre/Arena.
* There will be a disability/handicapped area located at the corner of Dennie & Young Street for those with accessibility issues in order for them to enjoy the parade and for safety.
The parade staging area will be congested. To ensure the safety of participants and floats, please avoid using Lincoln Crescent during this time if possible.
Parking is free and available in the downtown core (except surrounding the CENOTAPH) as well as the side streets and Arena area. Please be mindful of safety when you park. The side streets of the parade route will be closed this year to traffic. The Greater Sudbury Police Services (GSPS) will be on hand to help direct traffic, assist with parking availability and blocking off access routes. No traffic will be permitted to go thru the parade route zone after 5:45 pm, so plan accordingly.
Remember that Parade Marshalling is in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. Some delays and congestion are expected, however, please respect the Police and Traffic volunteers.
WARM UP AREA & FAMILY ACTIVITIES:
Immediately following the PARADE & FIREWORKS — join us upstairs at the Capreol Arena Hall for hot chocolate, cookies, Tim Bits, popcorn, and treats – all compliments of our Sponsors!
There will also be a variety of fun crafts for the kids to enjoy as well as an opportunity for kids to write their “Letters To Santa!”
And don’t forget your visit and take pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus!
HOPE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US IN OUR PROUD COMMUNITY OF CAPREOL TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON!