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JCI Kootenay Cancels Annual Santa Claus Parade For 2020

November 16, 2020

Cranbrook, BC (November 16, 2020) – JCI Kootenay regretfully announces that the 2020 Santa Claus Parade, scheduled for Friday November 27 has been cancelled.

“It was a very hard decision to make given the great success of last year’s parade, and the fact that we have been organizing this parade for the past seven years,” says Derek Penson, 2020 President of JCI Kootenay. “We have to respect all the provincial orders in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We expect that Santa, and his merry troupe of floats will be back downtown for the 2021 parade.”

However, not all may be lost when it comes to Santa visiting Cranbrook this upcoming holiday season.

Plans are in the works to safely host and escort Santa on his annual tour of Cranbrook on Christmas Eve. Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services is working closely with Santa and his team at the North Pole to develop a plan to organize Santa’s tour, ensuring his visit is done safely and all the proper physical distancing and other protocols are met.

More information will be made available in the coming weeks.