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:
Redpath Canada Ltd.
Century 21 Blue Sky Realty
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
1st – École Publique Héritage
2nd – École Saint-Vincent
Post Secondary School
1st – Canadore College
1st – Canadian Traditional Scouting Association
2nd – OUTLoud North Bay
1st – Chippewa Secondary School
1st TIED – Redpath Canada Ltd.
1st TIED – North Bay Hydro & Laurentian Ski Hill
2nd – Century 21 Blue Sky Realty
1st – Nipissing Roller Derby
2nd – North Bay Ski Racing Club
1st – The St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Bears Marching Band