Just two more sleeps and Santa Claus will be here to kick off the festive season.
A full day of fun is planned for the man in red starting with Breakfast with Santa at the Red Rock Grill followed by photos at Freshco.
“This is something for our children to enjoy, for the family to get out and have a great time and enjoy the parade. Enjoy Santa Claus. Just have a great day in town. Show everybody what a great community this is,” said Donna Barnett, president of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce.
Santa and Mrs Claus will be heading downtown around 3 p.m. to check out the stores so Mrs. Claus can check out the sales. Santa will be giving out chamber bucks and candy all day.
“The local businesses are putting on specials for the day, so besides meeting Santa throughout the day we’re hoping that people will start their Christmas shopping on November 18,” said chamber vice-president Martina Dopf.
At 3 p.m. Birch Avenue will be closed from First to Fifth Avenue for the parade, so motorists are asked to make sure they clear the street by that time. The public works department will also be putting barricades blocking access to Birch Avenue along the route. The parade will get underway at 4 p.m.
The Save-On-Foods Birch Avenue exit will also be closed from 3-5p.m.
During the parade, spectators are asked to stay on the sidewalk and not step into the street or walk in front of floats. To further help minimize any accidents happening, people with floats are asked not to throw candy to the crowd but to have someone walk alongside and hand it out.
Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will head to the 100 Mile District General Hospital for the lighting of the South Cariboo Health Foundation Starry Night Campaign at 5:30 p.m.