Prizes available for Santa parade floats
Santa Claus’s arrival in Red Deer is fast approaching, and floats in this year’s parade could be worth $2,000 in cash.
There are four prizes up for grabs at the annual Festival Lights the Night, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.
The evening’s activities start at 4 p.m. at City Hall Park, 4918 48th Ave., with kids activities, hot chocolate, coffee, snacks and entertainment, as well as the lighting of the park.
At 5 p.m., the Santa Claus Parade gets underway on Ross Street.
After the parade, there will be more snacks, hot chocolate and coffee available at City Hall Park in anticipation of the lighting of the festival’s biggest Christmas tree.
New this year is the parade prizing for entries. First prize will win $2,000, second prize is $1,500, third prize is $1,000 and fourth prize is $500.
Santa Claus Parade applications are available online at www.reddeerfestivaloftrees.ca.
Applications should be submitted to Janice Shimek, member of the downtown business association and parade co-ordinator.
Shimek can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-340-8696.
For more information about the Festival Lights the Night, contact Shimek or Kathy Lacey at 403-318-2339.