Waterdown Santa Parade

Every small community has a Christmas parade, and Waterdown is no exception. What IS different, is that unlike most towns and cities, Waterdown holds their parade at night. Floats, animals, people – all decked out in Christmas lights – make for a colourful display. Thousands packed the route to catch a glimpse, including the big guy himself who closed the parade from his wintery float. Here’s a look at the parade. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Elsa and Olaf from the movie Frozen were a hit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Elsa and Olaf from the movie Frozen were a hit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Rowan Zunic, 6, centre, and friends wait for parade to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Rowan Zunic, 6, centre, and friends wait for parade to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Ashley and Jaclyn Chambers, with kids Delya and Lilly, wait for the parade to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Ashley and Jaclyn Chambers, with kids Delya and Lilly, wait for the parade to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. A dancer atop one of the colourful floats. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. A dancer atop one of the colourful floats. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. A stilt walker festooned in colourful lights makes his way along the route. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. A stilt walker festooned in colourful lights makes his way along the route. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Bubble spheres entertained the crowd with flips and hijinks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Bubble spheres entertained the crowd with flips and hijinks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Anytime Fitness' float featured a pumped up superhero lifting weights. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Anytime Fitness’ float featured a pumped up superhero lifting weights. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Dancers from Rising Star Performing Arts perform.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Dancers from Rising Star Performing Arts perform.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. The Dundas Pipe Band took part. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. The Dundas Pipe Band took part. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Dancers along the way. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Dancers along the way. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Having fun atop one of the floats. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Having fun atop one of the floats. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Frozen was a popular theme. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Frozen was a popular theme. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28,2015 - Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Santa waves to the crowd.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, November 28, 2015 – Waterdown Santa parade wound its way through the village Saturday night. Santa waves to the crowd.Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

 

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