Tecumseh hosting Santa Claus parade Friday
Ahead of the big day next month, Santa Claus is coming back to the Town of Tecumseh.
Officials will kick off the holiday season with the Christmas in Tecumseh Santa Claus Parade on Friday, November 17.
The Santa Claus Parade will start near Lacasse Park and end at Tecumseh Town Hall, and it will feature decorated floats, marching bands, dance troupes, and various community groups all coming together to create a vibrant spectacle.
Christmas in Tecumseh is geared towards bringing families and the community at large together to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
The parade officially begins at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Lacasse Boulevard and Clapp Street.
The free event also provides family-friendly entertainment throughout the evening at the Tecumseh Arena & Recreation Complex and Town Centre Park until 9:00 p.m.
Mayor Gary McNamara says they're excited to be hosting Christmas in Tecumseh again this year, and look forward to seeing everyone turn out.
"Well they're always fairly big because the star attraction is the guy in the red suit," he continued. "I can tell you from years past that there's roughly between 4,000 to 5,000 that end up showing up during the parade, the route, and certainly the festivities that occur."
He says they're expecting a big crowd tonight.
"It's such a wonderful evening, and it's an opportunity for families to get together with friends, neighbours and other family members. To come out and really celebrate the start of the Christmas season."
McNamara says there will be lots happening beyond just the parade, with a Holiday Petting Zoo, Outdoor Marshmallow Roast, Arts and Crafts and more.
"A lot of activities, and also an opportunity at the upper deck of the arena where it'll be all set up as a little North Pole village in there. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there welcoming all the children," he said.
A full list of events and details can be found on the Town's website.
- with files from AM800's Rusty Thomson