Register a float for the Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
Join the community celebration.
Register today for the 2020 Gravenhurst Virtual Santa Claus Parade ????
It’s been a wild year, but Santa Claus has assured us that nothing will stop him from making his annual trip to Gravenhurst for the 67th annual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade. However, even Jolly Old Saint Nick knows we need to make some changes this year. With that in mind, we announce the first-ever Virtual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade.
This year we’re inviting all of our regular parade participants to create a virtual float. What this requires is taking a short, 15-30 second video (on your phone) of yourself and people in your bubble doing something that embraces the holiday spirit. Once we receive all the videos, we’ll compile them together for a final video that will be aired on November 28. The video can be watched on YourTV Muskoka and on our website!
“It could be caroling, dancing or even a short holiday skit. With this format you're truly only limited by your imagination,” says Sandy Lockhart, the Executive Director of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, who organizes the annual event. “We know this is a change from our typical celebration but we feel that it’s important to the community that we carry on the tradition and bring a little holiday cheer where we’re able.”
Maybe just have your staff don an elf hat or too and wish us all a Merry Christmas.
But, what’s a Santa Claus Parade without Santa Claus? The big man himself will be making a physical appearance in Gravenhurst, although the exact details of the visit are being kept hush-hush in an effort to limit any potential crowds. However, those who wish to catch a glimpse should keep their eyes and ears open for signs of the Merry Old Elf around Gravenhurst on November 28.
Santa has also agreed to answer questions from curious young ones following the broadcast of the parade. Anyone who has a question for Santa or wants to let him know why they belong on the “nice” list can send it along to [email protected] before the 28th and we’ll make sure it goes right to the top!
Hey kids, to be sure your letter makes the cut, we are asking you to share something you are proud of, one Christmas gift wish and of course, a North Pole type question.
Parade participants are asked to register their virtual float at gravenhurstchamber.com/gravenhurst-santa-claus-parade. We are asking those who register to submit their approximately 30-second video to [email protected] Contact us if you have a great idea but need a little help with the video.
Please submit by Monday, November 16 in order to leave us time to put everything together.
We’ll still have a trophy for the best float and holiday spirit to spare so get your thinking cap on and dazzle us with your Christmas creations!
The parade is only possible through donations from generous sponsors like Ontario Power Generation; Stevenson Plumbing, Electric and HVAC; Home Building Centre Gravenhurst and the Town of Gravenhurst.