Santa Claus is coming to town on November 21 this year, and the City of Yellowknife wants your entries.
If you’re a business, the city wants you to either enter a float, stay open during the parade, or both. Schools and non-profits can also enter. You can find entry information on the city’s website – the deadline is November 19.
The parade starts at 6pm on the 21st, which is a Saturday, and will follow the usual route: starting from City Hall, floats will head up 53rd Street, left onto Franklin Avenue through the downtown core, then down 49th Street to finish at École Sir John Franklin High School for 7pm.
Inside the school, this year’s graduating class will be serving up hot drinks and snacks after the finish.
This year’s theme for the event is “toys alive” – if you want to win, you’ll have to impress the judges with your float’s creativity, use of lights and decorations, theme usage, enthusiasm and effort. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 23.