The Santa Claus parade committee has announced the cancellation of West Lincoln’s annual Christmas parade for this year.
Crawford noted that information will be shared on the group’s Facebook page once it has been created. The committee also plans to make another announcement in September. For the time being, questions regarding this should be directed to West Lincoln.
The Smithville Santa Claus Parade is a popular, small-town parade in the township of West Lincoln. It has run for several decades. This would be in its 30th year if the parade was not cancelled this year.
Several members of the community are involved in it, but Dave Willis is often credited for playing a huge role in its success. Last year’s parade and parade theme were made in part to honour Willis for his involvement.
Scott Crawford, media coordinator for the West Lincoln Santa Claus parade committee said the group is looking for alternatives to keep the Christmas spirit going through the town but have not decided on what that will be yet.
Meanwhile, the fate of the town of Grimsby’s Santa Claus Parade is undecided. Town officials said they will make a decision in the coming weeks.
The parade is one of the longest running events in Grimsby. Each year the parade consists of as many as 90 entries, which include community floats, walking groups, marching bands and a variety of entertainment.