Windsor’s Santa parade lights up the town

Ashley Thompson athompson@hantsjournal.ca
Published on December 20, 2012

If one thing is clear from the third annual Santa Parade of Lights in Windsor, it’s that pretty well anything can be decorated for Christmas.

Several spectators braved the cold weather to watch the parade loop through downtown Windsor recently.

In addition to the traditional favourites — greetings from local politicians, Shriners and Apple Blossom debutants — the parade featured some illuminated heavy equipment, snowmobiles, tractors and, the ultimate crowd pleaser, Santa Claus and his sleigh perched atop a truck on loan from the Windsor Fire Department.

The festivities wrapped with a tree lighting ceremony at Victoria Park. 

Parade 2012-1

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<p>The Valley Voices treated parade goers to some Christmas carols before the main festivities were underway.&nbsp;</p>

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Parade 2012-2

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<p>The Valley Voices treated parade goers to some Christmas carols before the main festivities were underway.&nbsp;</p>

Photos by Ashley Thompson

Parade 2012-3

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<p>Even the cold weather couldn’t keep this clown’s spirits down.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Princess Windsor 2012 Kate Grandy and child attendant Tori Lowthers bundled up for the Parade of Lights.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>The West Hants Sabers were out in drones, singing sans microphones, in the Parade of Lights.</p>

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From horse-drawn carriages to trucks decked out in Christmas decorations, the Windsor parade had something for all interests.&nbsp;

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Parade 2012-7

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<p>Members of the St. Thomas Sunday School braved the cold weather to roll along the parade route on a manger-inspired float.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Some of Santa’s little helpers found time for the festivities.</p>

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Parade 2012-9

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<p>This parade entry looks similar to, but has a little more torque than, the toy trucks that may be tucked under some Christmas trees this year.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>This parade entry focused on the religious nature surrounding the holiday.</p>

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<p>The Windsor Fire Department helped Santa greet his adoring fans lining the street.</p>

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