Award winners from the 2013 Nightime Santa Parade have been announced by the Santa Parade Committee.
“It’s always hard to pick out the ‘best’ from the parade. Every float is incredible in its own way,” said the volunteer chair of the Judge’s Committee, Elizabeth Savill. “The caliber of entries in the nighttime parade just keeps getting better and better!”
The parade was watched by crowds estimated to be over 25,000 people. The procession included over 60 entries with various themes and ended Springer Market Square where a large gathering of people had collected to meet Santa Claus.
Santa – along with Mayor Gerretsen, The Kingston Town Crier, and Mrs. Claus – turned on the lights to the Christmas tree in the Square to begin the holiday season.
The winners of the 2013 Nightime Santa Parade are:
Best Commercial: K-Rock 105.7/Country 93.5/Kiss 102.7
Best Community: Martha’s Table and TK Danceworx
Best Theme: Auto Service Kingston
Twinkle Award: K-Town K9s in honour of Mark Taylor
Most Holiday Spirit: Kingston Fire & Rescue
New to the Parade: ANS Scrap Metal
Best School Float: Queen’s School of English
Best Overall: City of Kingston – Public Works
Best Marching Band: Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers
UPDATE: CKWS TV has posted their Santa Claus Parade coverage. View it below or on Youtube.
Photo: Marek Silarski (Wikimedia Commons)