The city of Cambridge says both Santa Claus parades will be held in their traditional formats this year.
“Residents are reminded to keep safety in mind and that masks are required when a physical distance of six feet is not possible, per provincial regulations,” a city statement read.
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The Cambridge Santa Claus Parade will take place this Saturday, with the first float turning onto Hespeler Road from Dunbar Road promptly at 6pm.
The route will climb back up Hespeler Road before turning off onto Langs Drive.
“The Cambridge Santa Claus Parade is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and the health and safety of our community is paramount to us,” the organizers say in a note on their website. “Please note that published details are subject to change, based on public health guidelines and the COVID-19 situation.”
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The second parade will take place in the Hespeler area of Cambridge on December 4.
Starting at noon, the Hespeler Santa Claus Parade procession will travel through Queen Street from Groh Avenue to Sheffield Street.
Santa Claus will also make an appearance at Kitchener on Saturday and Waterloo the following Saturday.
The traditional KW Santa Claus parade, which runs through both cities, will be a reverse parade in two locations.
In Kitchener, the event will take place at Aud, while in Waterloo it will take place at RIM Park, with both events starting at 10am.
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