Here Comes Santa! – December 5th, 2020
The Hyde Park & District Lions Club and Hyde Park Business Improvement Association (Hyde Park BIA) are proud to bring “Here Comes Santa” for the first time. People will be able to drive-by, while remaining in their vehicles where they can enjoy live music, Christmas decorations, reindeer, and say “hello” to their favourite famous duo – Santa and Mrs. Claus!
In past years, the Hyde Park Lions lead the Hyde Park Santa Parade, and the Hyde Park BIA hosts Breakfast with Santa the following week, with both organizations supporting each. Because of the limitations faced due to the pandemic, the two organizations are working together to combine both Christmas events into one, bringing holiday cheer to the Northwest London community.
Families are encouraged to bring along food and toy donations to help other families facing unprecedented needs this holiday season. A volunteer team of Elves will be on site to collect donations from vehicles to maintain social distancing protocol. The organizers have consulted with the London Middlesex Health Unit to ensure that the event is meeting public health protocols and safety measures currently in place.
Proceeding the “Here Comes Santa’ event, Rogers TV has agreed to televise the 2019 Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade with some new footage with greetings from London Business Sponsors. Children are invited to send their videotaped or audio Holiday Greetings which may also be added to the program. Anyone interested can send their greetings to email@example.com.
Do you want to send a letter to Santa? Unfortunately, with COVID-19, paper letters cannot be accepted. But! Santa has gone online and can accept letters by emailing: Hyde.Park.Santa.Letter@gmail.com
More event details:
- Watch the Hyde Park Santa Parade on Rogers on December 5th starting at 10:00 a.m.
- The “Here Comes Santa” event will occur outside in the parking lot at Lowe’s in Hyde Park, located at 1335 Fanshawe Park Rd
- Families can drive through between 12:30 pm to 3:30 p.m.
- The Hyde Park Lion’s are accepting donations of food and the Hyde Park BIA is accepting new toys as part of the HPBIA Toys for Tots & Teens program launched this year
- The event will welcome musical guest Tara Dunphy who will be performing Christmas music classics
- For more information, please visit www.hydeparkparade.ca