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Dec. 9, 2021 | Thursday
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No NOTL Christmas parade, but Santa will do a drive-by again
Santa will be heading to NOTL neighbourhoods this year. (File photo/Richard Harley)

Niagara-on-the-Lake traditional Christmas parade is cancelled this year – again – but the big man will still be coming to town.

Instead of the regular parade through Old Town, the town is again hosting "Santa Around the Town," which sees Saint Nick cruise the streets of NOTL in his sleigh, passing through all of NOTL's communities.

"Although the Christmas parade has been put on hold again this year, the town is excited to welcome Santa back to Niagara-on-the-Lake for Santa Around the Town," Lord Mayor Betty Disero said in a news release.

"This event was well-loved and well-received last year and is such a great way to spread holiday joy among our wonderful community."

"Remaining diligent and mindful of COVID-19 restrictions and public health recommendations, town staff and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas committee agree that Santa Around the Town is a great alternative to our traditional and beloved Santa parade," said chief administrator Marnie Cluckie.

"While we certainly look forward to bringing the town's Christmas parade back in 2022, this alternative event is a great way to ensure the health and safety of our community is protected while still getting residents in the holiday spirit,” Cluckie said.

The town will release more information about Santa Around the Town, including a map of Santa’s journey, closer to December.