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Santa Claus Parade 2018

21st Annual Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Start Time:  4:00 PM

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Layer up, and bring a blanket or chair down to the core of Penticton’s downtown.

Watch all your favorite floats as we welcome the arrival of the Holiday Season.

Main Street Parade Route:
Starts at White Avenue and Main Street, travelling north to Lakeshore Drive.

Parking Restrictions and Road Closures on Saturday, Dec. 1st.

Safety is our highest priority for the Santa Claus Parade.  As a result, along the parade muster area and the length of the parade route itself, tow-enforced parking restrictions and road closures will be put into effect Saturday afternoon.

Please observe the following:

Martin Street
No parking in east lane – parade staging zone: 1:30-4:30 pm

White Avenue between Martin and Main streets
No parking & road closure – parade staging zone: 1:30-4:30 pm

Main Street between White Avenue and Lakeshore Drive
No parking & road closure – parade route: 2:30-6:30 pm

For towed vehicle inquires, please contact Penticton Towing located at 1325 Commercial Way at 250-493-1991.

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Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1
Hello and welcome to all 2018 Santa Parade Participants!
Being just hours away, I wanted to provide you with the information you will need for the preparation of the parade. As in previous years, the marshalling area will be on Martin Street.
The large parking lot on the 400 block of Martin Street will be available for last minute adjustments or you may go directly to your spot.
Below you will find information for the event as well as the listing of all participants. We all are looking forward to seeing you Saturday and the good news is that the weather is not calling for rain!
See you all on Saturday!
Lynn Allin
Executive Director
Downtown Penticton Association
250-328-5959

Important Details and Line Up Order
2018 Santa Parade Details and Line Up
Thank you for participating in the parade. It is always a lot of fun and we are thrilled you’ll be joining us. While we look forward to a fabulous and festive evening there are some important items to pass along to keep things in organized and moving along. Please be familiar with and adhere to the following:
  • DPA Staff & volunteers will be wearing safety green/yellow hats and/or t-shirts. Check in starts at 3PM – all participants must check in upon arrival on Martin Street. Should you need assistance, please let one of us know.
  • Please ensure everyone in your group knows your parade placement in advance. Orange cones with placement numbers will be on the east sidewalk along Martin Street. There is a large parking lot on Martin that you can use for last minute adjustments or just pull into your spot.
  • Cut off time – 3:45pm. All parade floats/groups must: 1) arrive to Martin Street, 2) check in with DPA staff and 3) be in place ready to roll no later than 3:45 pm. To ensure parade organizers can verify all attendees and logistics to start the parade at 4pm sharp, we cannot reasonably accommodate late arrivals, so please arrive early to allow your group plenty of time for set up.
  • If your parade group has children, please ensure there are sufficient adults escorting them along the route to keep them together, visible to parade vehicles, and safe as they proceed along the way to Lakeshore Dr.
  • At Lakeshore Drive your parade group/float MUST turn right or left and continue along until completely clear of Lakeshore Drive, otherwise all the parade groups behind you will back up on Main Street. The Lakeside Resort area is not accessible to parade groups due to functions happening in the facility that evening, so please keep moving.
  • REMINDER: PLEASE DO NOT THROW CANDY OR ANY OTHER ITEMS TO THE CROWDS, ESPECIALLY FROM YOUR VEHICLES. CANDY AND OR OTHER ITEMS CAN ONLY BE HANDED OUT ALONG THE SIDEWALKS BY PEOPLE WALKING. THIS IS A CITY BYLAW DUE TO SAFETY. CHILDREN WILL RUN ONTO PARADE ROUTE IF THEY SEE CANDY OR ANY OTHER ITEMS BEING THROWN FROM VEHICLES OR INTO THE STREET.
  1. Piper
  2. HARVEE Penticton Vee’s Mascot
  3. RCMP
  4. Penticton Fire Department
  5. City of Penticton Public Works Vehicle w/Mayor/City Council/MP/MLA (walking)
  6. Princess Margaret Secondary School – Students walking and truck
  7. Skaha Ford Penticton Royalty Society Truck one
  8. Skaha Ford Penticton Royalty Society Truck two
  9. Skaha Ford Penticton Royalty Society Truck three
  10. Debra Forma Personal Real Estate Corporation
  11. City of Kelowna “Spirit of the Lake”
  12. BC Parks
  13. A & W Restaurant and A&W Root Bear Mascot
  14. City of Penticton Bylaw Bike Patrol
  15. South Okanagan Similkameen BC SPCA
  16. Penticton Husky Truck and Mascot
  17. Castanet and Penticton Speedway
  18. Penticton Fountain Tire Truck one
  19. Penticton Fountain Tire Truck two
  20. ATD Hobbies
  21. Sun FM/EZ Rock
  22. London Drugs Penticton
  23. Get Bent
  24. Penticton Towing & Recovery
  25. Springers Gymnastics Adventures
  26. 2nd Penticton Scouts
  27. Pest Detective
  28. 259 Panther Royal Canadian Air Cadets
  29. REMAX Penticton Realty
  30. Habitat for Humanity Okanagan ReStore
  31. Penticton Precision Skipping: Black Widow Rope Spinners Truck and 23 Jumpers
  32. Penticton Nissan Car one and two
  33. Vault dance group
  34. The Salvation Army
  35. Santa Sleigh
Road closures, parking restrictions, and other parade day items
 
Parking Restrictions and Road Closures

To ensure the parade is safe for participants and spectators and that no obstructions will be encountered along the route, the following parking restrictions and road closures will be strictly enforced, including towing vehicles as necessary.

For towed vehicle inquires, please contact Penticton Towing located at 1325 Commercial Way,
Phone 250-493-1991.
  • Martin Street:No parking in east-side lane – parade staging zone: 1:30-4:30 pm
  • White Avenue between Martin and Main streets:
  • No parking & road closure – parade staging zone: 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Main Street between White Avenue and Lakeshore Drive:
    No parking & road closure – parade route: 2:30-6:30 pm

Spectators are invited to line the sidewalks along both sides of Main Street all the way from White Ave. to Lakeshore Dr.

Parade commentary will be provided at Nanaimo Square from the balcony above Blenz Coffee. The DPA thanks Ecora (new building owners) for allowing access to the building.

 

Free downtown street parking on Saturdays in December also starts this Saturday 
****  FREE Downtown Street Parking Starts Saturday ****
The City of Penticton has authorized FREE street parking (including stalls with parking meters) downtown each Saturday in December (Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29).
Conveniently, tomorrow’s parade is one of the five Saturdays, so holiday shoppers and parade spectators will find parking to be widely accessible throughout the downtown area even while Main Street closes for the parade. 
 
In case of emergency 
Emergency contact for the parade is Lynn Allin – executive director, Downtown Penticton Association & parade organizer. Phone or text: 250-328-5959.

5 comments

Hello:
We would like to enter two vehicles in the Santa Claus parade. Would you like 2 entry forms or can we just pay $50 on one form?
Thank you.
Shawna Thompson

Hello Shawna, I’ve sent you an email.
Thank you, DPA

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