Santa Claus will be on the Golden Rotary Club float for the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday Nov. 29.

Santa coming to Golden this Saturday

The snow arrived just in time for Golden's annual Santa Claus Parade, hosted by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

The snow arrived just in time for Golden’s annual Santa Claus Parade, hosted by the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce.

“The parade is coming together well, and there’s always more floats than are registered,” said Ruth Hamilton, manager of the KHCCC.

The nighttime parade will light up downtown Golden on Saturday Nov. 29 with some of the floats we’ve come to expect every year, like the Rotary Club’s float, pulled by HMC, that takes Santa Claus through town.

“They have a bunch of Rotary students coming to town that weekend, and they’re going to be doing the decorating,” said Hamilton.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will be in the parade this year, along with Golden Junk, who will be filling their cube van with donations for the Golden Food Bank.

“There will be announcers and music for the parade, and carollers at the Columbia Valley Credit Union square. They’ll be giving away hot chocolate too starting at 4:30 p.m. with the GSS carollers.”

The parade starts at 5 p.m., which means 9th Avenue North will start blocking off traffic at 4 p.m. until after the parade. But there will still be plenty of downtown parking in the CP Parking lot.

The Chamber’s annual shopping event will also be taking place on Nov. 29. Participating stores will be offering some great Christmas deals.

“We’re doing something new with the passport this year. So you bring your passport around to the participating stores and get a stamp or a signature, and you’ll be entered for the grand prize,” said Hamilton.

To see some of the deals being offered, and the details on the passport, go to pages 9-12.

“There’s lots going on in town that day, there’s the craft fair at the Rec Plex. So I think the town will be hopping with people, it will be a great day to do some Christmas shopping, and then check out the parade, and even stop by the Golden Star to vote for your favourite cookie in the cookie contest,” she added.

The Golden Star is hosting its second annual cookie contest at their 9th Avenue North office on the day of the parade. Anyone interested in putting their favourite recipe to the test can drop off a dozen cookies, along with the recipe, on Friday Nov. 28 or Saturday Nov. 29 by noon.

The cookies will be out for testing after 3 p.m., so come in, try some cookies, and vote for your favourite. The top three cookies will be awarded prizes donated by TRU Value and Golden IGA.


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