The organizers of this year’s Santa Claus Parade said at a Dec. 3 press conference that about 30,000 spectators turned out to catch a glimpse of the jolly fat man in red this year.
The Nov. 21 event was the 16th parade to kick off the Christmas season in Greater Sudbury.
Those who crafted the floats that helped inject that Christmas spirit into the city likely gain some satisfaction from the joy they helped spread. But Downtown Sudbury also hands out awards to the top-voted floats and performers who take part in the parade.
- Jungle Gym Gymnastics
- The New Hot 93.5 & Dance Evolution
- Nickel City Roller Derby
- 2912 Sudbury Irish Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
- Sudbury Sea Cadets
- Magical Paws Pet Therapy
- Sudbury SPCA
- Walden Animal Hospital
- Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, a Glencore Company
- Spotlight Dance Company
- Toromont CAT
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Sudbury Christian Academy
- N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre
Best Overall FloatSudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, a Glencore Company