Posts Tagged ‘Santa Claus Parade’

Santa Claus Parade 2012 Winners Announced

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

2012 Santa Claus Parade Winner for Best Float: Oakville Academy for the Arts

The Oakville Santa Claus Parade has been delighting residents and visitors for the past 64 years. According to the spectators, the 2012 parade was one of the very best. The theme, “Once Upon a Christmas” provided the opportunity for original designs, allowing the entries lots of room to be very creative; A perfect setting to greet Santa Claus and to entice the Oakville crowds into the holiday spirit.

An evening of celebration, with entertainment and cake for all, acknowledged the Santa Claus Parade Award recipients with the Oakville Academy for the Arts winning the place of Best Overall Entry, People’s Choice Best Parade Float and Best Commercial Entry! Congratulations to all who participated!

The following awards for the 2012 Parade Winners were presented:

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Santa Claus is coming to Oakville! Events to Welcome the Christmas Season!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Christmas Tree to light up the town!


Santa Claus is coming to Oakville! Our Town is preparing for his visit with the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies, sponsored by our local BIAs, in Downtown Oakville, Kerr Village and in Bronte Harbour Village. Celebrate the lights, the charm and the magic of Oakville as the Christmas festivities begin on November 16th.

With entertainment beginning at 5pm on Friday November 16th the official lighting of Oakville’s Downtown Christmas Tree at the Towne Square will begin. Santa’s Ambassadors will be treating everyone to free apple cider and hot chocolate. The Salvation Army Band, St Andrew’s Children’s Choir and, at 7pm, an old fashioned downtown Oakville Christmas Carol sing-a-long with the Appleby College Choir followed by music by Holiday Jazz will be special parts of the evening as you enjoy the festivities and wait to see the glorious Downtown Christmas Tree come alive for the 2012 Christmas season at 7:30 pm.

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Flying High & Rocking Out at this Year’s Santa Claus Parade

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

“Look! Up in the sky – it’s a bird; it’s a plane! It’s a Christmas tree formation of planes!” This year’s Parade will start with a sky-high thrill! Make sure to look up jut before 9:00 am to see seven airplanes flying in a Christmas tree formation overhead. Normally based at the North Pole, Santa is sending his very own squadron of airplanes to kick-off Oakville’s 64th annual Parade. “We are very excited to have Santa’s planes flying overhead again this year,” said Pam Damoff, Santa Claus Parade Chair.  “In keeping with our Parade theme of ‘Once Upon a Christmas,’ the Parade fly-by will kick off a season of special holiday memories for parade-goers.”

No visit from Santa would be complete without marching bands playing the streets of downtown Oakville and Kerr Village on Parade Day. This year’s line-up will definitely provide entertainment for all ages and everyone will get into the Christmas spirit as they sing along to their favourite Christmas carols.

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People Profiles: Pam Damoff, Chair of the Oakville Santa Claus Parade

Monday, November 12th, 2012
People Profiles, Pam Damoff

Pam Damoff, Chair of the Oakville Santa Claus Parade

With less than one week to go until the 64th annual Oakville Santa Claus Parade (Santa rolls into town on November 17th at 9 am), we profiled Pam Damoff, Chair of the Parade, aka CEO (Chief Elf Oakville).

(Oakville.com) How long have you lived in Oakville?

(Pam Damoff): 20 years

(OC): Describe yourself in three words:

(PD): HO HO HO or I LOVE CHRISTMAS

(OC): How long have you worked with the Santa Claus Parade?

(PD): This is my ninth Parade

(OC): Best part of your job?

(PD): Seeing the kids faces on Parade Day, and working with the most amazing people to put on such high quality Parade

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Santa Claus Parade Fosters a Spirit of Giving

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Oakville Santa Claus Parade – Firefighters

When Santa comes to Town on Saturday, November 17th you can be sure that people of all ages will line the streets of Downtown and Kerr Village.  This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Christmas,” and for years the Parade has been part of a special story of giving back to our community.

Sometimes we get so caught up with the excitement of Christmas that we forget that there are many who live in our community who go without over the holidays.   Oakville’s Santa Claus Parade has a long history of giving with its toy and food drives and the sale of red noses for charity to make our community a better place for those less fortunate.

On Parade Day the Kinsmen Club of Oakville will collect non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army. They encourage everyone to bring at least one non-perishable food item to the Parade. Cash donations will also be accepted. The Kinsmen Club is excited to once again partner with Whole Foods Market Oakville and Oakville Hydro who are providing in-kind support for the food drive.

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