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Update: Winners, Parade's outdoor winter activities theme Santa approved

The last couple of years were hard. It is important to get back to something normal and start making memories again with family and friends

The young and the young at heart lined up along the North Bay Santa Claus Parade route Sunday afternoon.

Bundled up against the cold afternoon air, people watched as more than 40 floats made their way from Chippewa Street, to Ferguson, and onto Main Street.

The theme for this year’s parade was Outdoor Winter Activities.

Arriving in the final float, Santa and Mrs. Claus were greeted with cheers by excited youngsters anxious to catch of glimpse of the Christmas duo.

Awards were handed out in a number of categories.

The 2023 North Bay Santa Claus Parade was a hit on Sunday, thanks to the impressive community turnout and active participation from local businesses, community groups, and organizations.

The winners are:

Best Overall

Redpath Canada Ltd.

Best Spirit

Century 21 Blue Sky Realty

Hospitality Industry

1st – Travelling Toes Spa & Cosmetics by Nurse Danielle

2nd – Wacky Wings Eatery & Beverage Co.

Service Groups or Organizations

1st – 547 Squadron, North Bay Air Cadets

2nd – Motion

Elementary School

1st – École Publique Héritage

2nd – École Saint-Vincent

Post Secondary School

1st – Canadore College

Not-For-Profit Group

1st – Canadian Traditional Scouting Association

2nd – OUTLoud North Bay

Secondary School

1st – Chippewa Secondary School

Commercial/Industrial Group

1st TIED – Redpath Canada Ltd.

1st TIED – North Bay Hydro & Laurentian Ski Hill

2nd – Century 21 Blue Sky Realty

Sports Group

1st – Nipissing Roller Derby

2nd – North Bay Ski Racing Club


1st – The St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Bears Marching Band