It was a cold, but beautiful day for the 2018 edition of the Collingwood Downtown Santa Claus Parade, and the spirit of the season was alive in Downtown Collingwood. The crowds enjoyed a magical, light filled parade as one of the highlights of a day filled with Christmas celebrations. The street was packed with people after the parade, as the day finished with the official lighting of the Christmas tree and a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by Karen Fritz, Mortgage Broker with Centum Alternative Mortgages Ltd.
Many commercial businesses, non-profit organizations, and youth groups presented entries that celebrated the holiday season with music and lights. Thanks to all the participants and congratulations to the winners.
Category winners are:
INDUSTRIAL / COMMERCIAL – First Place – Huronia Alarm; Second Place – Blue Mountain Veterinary Services; Third Place – Reliabuild Construction
SERVICE CLUBS / NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS – First Place – Fellowship Baptist Church; Second Place – Collingwood Gospel Hall; Third Place – Journey Community Church
YOUTH – First Place – Fleetwood Dancentre; Second Place – 1St Nottawa Scouts; Third Place – 1909 Army Cadets
A special thank you is extended to all the sponsors, volunteers, and entries for making this year’s parade such a great success.