$1,500 available for floats in this year’s Burlington Santa Claus Parade

Published September 25, 2023 at 3:49 pm

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Groups entering a float in this year’s Santa Claus parade in Burlington may be eligible for a $1,500 grant.

The parade, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3, will help usher in the holiday season and welcome Santa to town.

Burlington not-for-profit organizations are invited to enter a draw for one of three $1,500 grants to be used towards a Burlington 150-themed float in the parade. Three community float entries will be randomly chosen to receive the funds that will be used for their float design.

Draw entries will be accepted until Oct. 15, 2023. Winners will be chosen and notified on Oct. 20, 2023.

A flatbed trailer will be provided to the three winners courtesy of JKM Towing and space to decorate the floats will be provided by Attridge Transportation.

As well, a call has gone out for volunteers to help with the parade.

Volunteer roles include banner carrier, parade route marshal and dismantle zone assistant.

To apply to become a volunteer, visit burlington.ca/volunteer or call 905-335-7777, ext.7978.

“Two things the parade can’t live without are community floats and volunteers,” said Denise Beard, Burlington’s Senior Manager of Community Development. “We hope to have another great Santa Claus Parade with many colourful parade entries. It is a wonderful, family tradition we hope to see for many generations to come. Community involvement is really what makes it so special.”


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