A donkey, a water tank, a hot air balloon, marching bands, back flips, firefighters, disco balls, dogs, angels, snowmen, a beaver, politicians, bicyclists, candy canes, toothbrushes, and of course, Santa Claus himself. Nearly sixty local businesses and community groups had entries in this year’s parade, organized by the Stittsville Village Association. All photos by Barry Gray. Continue reading PHOTOS: Parade of Lights sets Stittsville aglow
(PHOTO: Getting set for last year’s parade. Photo by Barry Gray.)
Nearly sixty businesses, clubs, and other organizations have registered to enter a float in this year’s Parade of Lights, hosted by the Stittsville Village Association. The event takes place on Saturday, December 2, starting at 6:00pm along Stittsville Main Street. Continue reading
Thousands flocked to Stittsville Main Street on Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights, presented by the Stittsville Village Association. This year’s parade featured over 60 entries. The weather was perfect, with snow on the ground but not too cold.
After the parade, Santa stuck around to help with the official tree lighting ceremony at Village Square Park, organized by the Stittsville Lions Club. The Lions also walked the parade route collecting donations for the Stittsville Food Bank. There was even a marriage proposal by a firefighter during the parade!
All photos by Barry Gray. Continue reading
(PHOTO: Cadets lead off last year’s Parade of Lights. Photo by Barry Gray)
Floats, bands, firefighters, costumed characters and yes, Santa Claus himself will be marching down Stittsville Main Street on the evening of Saturday, November 26.
Here’s what you need to know:
The countdown is on for Santa’s arrival in Stittsville! This year’s Stittsville Village Association Parade of Lights takes place on November 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm on Stittsville Main Street.
- FLOATS & PARTICIPANTS: Cut-off for entries is at noon this Wednesday, November 23. Contact Marilyn Jenkins at 613-836-5075 or email the Stittsville Village Association at email@example.com
- VOLUNTEERS: Organizers are still are looking for volunteers to stand at barricades along the route.This is a great volunteer opportunity for students, and it’s perfect for families too. Volunteers stand at barricades along the parade route at each roadway, ready to move them in the unlikely event that emergency vehicles need to pass through. Contact Marilyn Jenkins at 613-836-5075 or email the Stittsville Village Association at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out!
The SVA’s annual Parade of Lights is a community favourite, drawing thousands of spectators along the parade route. Each year, dozens of beautifully decorated community floats set the tone for Santa’s much anticipated arrival at the end of the parade. Merry makers are also encouraged to stay for the lighting of Village Square Park, and to share in some hot chocolate and cookies.
The parade will proceed south on Stittsville Main Street, from just south of Hazeldean Road to Carleton Cathcart Street.
— Sue Lambe (@LambeSue) December 12, 2015
On Saturday, Sue Lambe and Bill Martin (both local real estate agents with Century 21 John DeVries Ltd), along with the Stittsville Legion hosted the Annual Breakfast with Santa.
UPDATE (Nov 30): Santa has been returned home safely to The Glen. “Someone ran in, dropped him off, and ran back out.”
From the The Glen Scottish Pub & Restaurant:
SANTA – STOLEN. As you know, The Glen is a family owned and operated pub that has been open for 27 years. The last 20 years, we have had the same Santa Claus standing in our front entrance to celebrate the holidays – he’s checking his list as guests walk in! Last night (Saturday, November 28th), someone stole our Santa. We have this person on video, but cannot make out a face. PLEASE – if you took our Santa, just drop him off near the restaurant – Back door, staff parking, front door, anything. We just want our Santa back!!! He means a lot to us and the family, and we enjoy bringing him out every year – PLEASE bring him back!!!!!!!!!
If you have any leads, you can contact the restaurant at 613-836-5622.
Tiny tots and big kids young and old had eyes all aglow as they watched dozens of brightly lit floats travel down Stittsville Main Street for last night’s Parade of Lights.
Parade marshals were all winners of this year’sStittsville Appreciation Awards: Namitha Abraham (youth), Robin Derrick (senior), Cathy Skinner (Citizen of the Year). The Business winner was Brown’s Independent, who had one of the largest floats in the parade. Continue reading
(Also check out our official photo gallery from last night’s parade, featuring photos from Barry Gray: PHOTOS: Stittsville aglow with community spirit)
I don't know how this is legal but I love the Stittsville Christmas Parade pic.twitter.com/eAf8tFhHTX
— Stephen Hickson (@613STEVE) November 29, 2015
— Julie Bazinet (@YourOttawaHomes) November 29, 2015
— Claire McCartney (@claireedel) November 29, 2015
— Ms. P (@pombeach) November 29, 2015
Christmas is coming! SANTA is coming! Stittsville Parade of lights awesomeness. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/qLWprLmj3Q
— Jen&BarryFerguson (@jenbarferguson) November 29, 2015
Santa makes a grand entrance on top of Ladder 81 pic.twitter.com/8TX6XpufUG
— Stittsville Central (@StittsCentral) November 28, 2015
Once again this year, Santa has dropped off a mailbox at 233 Denali Way in Jackson Trails.
Local real estate agent Shane Foley confirms that he received a heads up this week from Mr. Claus that any letters dropped into the slot will be shipped directly to the North Pole in time for Christmas.