The 20th Annual Yorkton Santa Claus Parade is done, and what an amazing turn out once again! Thank you to the spectators, the float participants, the teriffic organizing volunteers and all our event sponsors!
YBID would especially like to thank ALL of this years Yorkton Santa Clause Parade 2017 sponsors who helped make the whole day such a marvel. PLEASE, support our sponsors and let them know – Santa sent you to say “Thanks”.
We also want to recognize the considerable contribution of all volunteers to the success of the parade.
Santa truly enjoys the parade here in Yorkton, and last year he said it would be nice to spend a little more time working on his “Naughty or Nice” list, and asked us to keep him busy throughout the City all day!
Starting in the morning we fed him and many others pancakes, provided by Painted Hand Casino, and served up by the Yorkton Fire Protective Services at the Yorkton Fire Hall.
Next, he checked out the goings on at the Tower Theatre Parade Day Movie “Home Alone” that was sponsored by Yorkton Coop! Were you good in the theatre? He was watching – checking his list!
He then made an appearance at Santa Family Bowling held at the Yorkton Bowl Arena. The whole event was kindly sponsored by The Rock – 98.5 FM! Did you know on the off season, one of Santa’s favorite past times with the elves is a good game of bowling?
As he retired for a tiny break before the Parade, he heard the Christmas Caroling in City Centre Park. He was MOST impressed with the Christmas Spirit being shared, the Christmas cheer, the good will to all. There were LOTS of “Nice” check marks made. He truly appreciated the caroling after his very busy day
While Santa took his short break, all sorts of people were at the Letters to Santa event hosted by Yorkton Public Library & One of his hard working elves. Canada Post was also on hand, and even offered to deliver the letters to Santa at the North Pole – as there were apparently way too many for him to carry back home on this trip. Santa also confessed, the elves like reading the letters first, so they can start working to fulfill at least SOME of those dreams right away!
Santa was pretty tuckered out by all the days events, we admit – we kept him pretty busy, but even then – he shone as he did what he likes to do all over Canada in the days leading up to Christmas. He joined our parade! Did he say Hi to you? I bet he did!
Santa is now back home with Mrs. Claus and all the elves at the North Pole. He confided before leaving that he was “Very impressed” with all the nice boys and girls he met during the day. He really felt quite welcomed, and had nothing but good things to say of everyone!
He looks forward to visiting Yorkton once again this year……..this time, on Christmas Eve!