The Kanata Santa Claus Parade attracted hundreds of people who lined the route to watch the floats on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Sports teams, community groups, churches, and local businesses pulled out all the stops for their floats and parade costumes.
The Capital City Condors, a hockey team for special needs youth, took part in the Christmas parade, which was held in Glen Cairn, for the first time this year.
The participants really enjoyed themselves, waving to the crowds and blowing kisses, said general manager Shana Perkins, who walked beside the float.
The 1st Glen Cairn Scouting group constructed a display that mimicked camping in the woods featuring a tent, campfire and sparkly Christmas tree. Other scout members dressed up as graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate to create s’mores.
The Kanata Food Cupboard had volunteers dressed as Mickey Mouse, Tigger, two of the 101 Dalmatians, and Roo who interacted with the crowd, while firefighters collected cash donations for the food bank in rubber boots.
The big man in red drew applause and looks of awe from the children in the crowd as he “Ho! Ho! Ho-ed” his way to the Hazeldean Mall, the end of the parade route.