Santa Claus is coming to Town on November 26th. The 2022 Santa Clause parade will start at 5:00 p.m. at Carleton Place High School with the floats decked out in their holiday best to see who has the best interpretation of this year’s theme ‘The Movies of Christmas’!
With the Central Bridge still closed for reconstruction, the route for this year’s parade has been changed with the anticipation that the previous route across the bridge will be restored in 2023. The parade will start at Carleton Place High School and make its way down Lake Avenue, turning right onto Rochester Street, moving south down Rochester Street and ending at the entrance to the Wool Growers off of Franktown Road.
“A lot of consideration went into figuring out a route that would accommodate all of our residents who have come to make the parade a staple in their holiday traditions,” says Joanne Henderson, Manager of Recreation and Culture for the Town of Carleton Place. “We needed a route in a central location that would allow for larger floats to safely navigate the turns, with sidewalks on both sides of the street for families to comfortably spread out and be able to enjoy the parade and the amenities offered by our local downtown businesses.”
Residents who are coming to watch the parade from outside of the downtown area can park in the following municipal lots and make their way to the parade route:
- The Carleton Place Public Library (101 Beckwith Street)
- Market Square (7 Beckwith Street)
- 92 and 100 Bridge Street
- Corner of Mill Street and Beckwith Street
- Information Centre Parking Lot at 170 Bridge Street
“I can’t wait to see everyone downtown on parade night and appreciate everyone’s understanding as we navigate a significant construction season here in Carleton Place,” says Mayor-Elect Toby Randell. “I am looking forward to next year when we can go back to our previous route over the Central Bridge, but I know the Recreation and Culture Department will make this year’s parade the fun and festive event our residents have come to expect.”