#ygkChallenge: Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus ParadeWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Check out the Santa Claus Parade! Wait, I know what you’re thinking.  When it comes to Christmas, most of us haven’t purchased a single present. Nevertheless, Kingston’s 2012 Santa Claus Parade will be rolling down Princess Street this Saturday, starting at 5pm, in an attempt to spread some holiday cheer and get us thinking about the mere 37 shopping days that remain until the big day. Amongst the modest procession of colourful floats, marching bands, and smiling, waving people, there’s that old bearded guy dressed in red and white. Whether you use the opportunity to show your support for the many community groups participating in the parade or simply come out for a free candy cane, the Santa Claus Parade is sure to stir up nostalgia for kids young and old.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link and encouraging the participation of your friends and family. By joining together in our weekly challenge, we hope to accomplish big and positive things for our community.

Thanks to WinstonWong for the photo associated with this week’s #ygk challenge.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

2 thoughts on “#ygkChallenge: Santa Claus Parade

  • There are some great aspects of this parade, especially the sheep and their herder, but I hate the number of people in cars! Please, if you're in the parade, just walk or be on a float, but don't just drive down the street with your windows down waving. What is that? The city should really cut down on the vehicles in this parade.

  • I think the evening parade was a great change but my biggest problem is the garbage that gets left behind! I wish those watching would take their "Timmies' cups, drink bottles and whatever other garbage they generate home with them. it is absolutely appalling to see what they just drop where they were standing or parked. I can't believe that this iis the example that is set for the season or the younger generation.

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