Santa Parade Winners Announced!

Santa Parade Winners Announced!

The Santa Parade Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the awards for the 2015 Nighttime Santa Parade. “It’s always hard to pick out the ‘best’ from the parade.  Every float is incredible in its own way,” said Elizabeth Savill, volunteer chair of the Judge’s Committee. “The caliber of entries in the nighttime parade just keeps getting better and better!”

This year’s nighttime parade was blessed with mild temperatures, enthusiastic floats, bands and volunteers. Crowds were estimated to be well over 20,000. The parade included over 55 entries with a variety of themes and ended on a magical note as a huge crowd gathered at Springer Market Square to meet Santa Claus and watch him, along with Mayor Paterson, turn the lights on the Christmas tree to kick off the holiday season.

Without further ado, the winners are…

  • Best Commercial: Auto Service Kingston
  • Best Community: Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Best Theme: Telus Kingston-Quinte Ride for Dad
  • Twinkle Award: Novelis
  • Most Holiday Spirit: The Salvation Army Rideau Heights Corps
  • New to the Parade: Elite Window Cleaning
  • Best School Float: Bayridge Secondary School
  • Best Dance: Leisa’s School of Dance
  • Most Enthusiastic (2 winners): TK Danceworx and Rogers Radio
  • Best Small But Mighty: Kingston Paint & Decorating Inc
  • Best Marching Band: Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers
  • Best Overall: K-Town K9s in Honour of Mark Taylor

Thanks to our generous sponsors who made the event possible: Grafoid, The City of Kingston, Tyroute-Telus, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment Kingston, Rogers Radio, Kingston This Week, the EMC & The Kingston Whig Standard.