Final preparations are underway for the 19th annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade, taking place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 25. The parade is a fun-filled evening event with festive lights and music.
Spectators are reminded to gather along the route early as volunteers from the Food Bank will begin collecting non-perishable donations at 4:30 p.m. Canada Post representatives will also be collecting letters to Santa Claus at this time. For those who miss the pre-parade collection, letter carriers will also be present at end of the parade alongside the City of Charlottetown’s Santa Claus float. Parents/guardians are reminded to have children include a return address with their letters so that Santa may respond. As in previous years, caregivers are asked to keep their children safely off of the street during the parade.
The parade begins at the University Avenue entrance to UPEI and will travel down University Avenue/Great George Street to Grafton Street, continuing on Grafton Street to West Street. The parade will end at the Provincial Government Building parking lot.
For more information about the Charlottetown Christmas Parade visit www.charlottetown.ca or call 902-566-5548.
Canada Post letter carriers are preparing to collect letters to Santa just prior to the Charlottetown Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 25. From left: Canada Post employee Pauline MacIntyre showcases the Santa Letters mailbox along with City of Charlottetown employees Laurel Lea, Tourism Officer, and Charlotte Nicholson, Special Events Assistant at the downtown Canada Post office.