Public Service Announcement
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
Information for the Public
Release Date: December 8, 2020
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Department of Community Services & Recreation is pleased to announce the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus, is coming to town after all.
Santa’s goal is to drive through as many streets as possible on Saturday, December 12, starting at 1:00 PM. His route will begin in the Lower Valley area, then on to the Upper Valley area, then on to the Hamilton Heights (MOT) area, and lastly, on to the Spruce Park / Canadian Side areas. Due to his hectic schedule, Santa expects to finish up around 3:00 PM.
Old Saint Nick recommends that everyone who wishes to watch and wave at him in his festive ride do so from the safety of their driveway. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, he will not be handing out treats. Of course, he also recommends that everyone practice physical distancing and remains in their “holiday Bubble.”
The decision to cancel the 2020 Santa Claus Parade was a difficult one to make; however, the 12th Council, Management, and staff of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay will always put residents’ health and safety first in any decision.
Registration for 2020 Floats was down significantly from past years, and it is the view of the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay that this was due to concerns over the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In consultation with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health and guidance released by the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health’s office, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Management, and Staff will continue to monitor updates relating to the Pandemic and update residents regularly.