Public Service Announcement
2020 Santa Claus “Static” Parade
Theme: “Christmas In Quarantine”
Information for the Public
Release Date: November 13, 2020
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Department of Community Services & Recreation is pleased to announce the 2020 Santa Claus Parade will proceed with a few changes from previous years.
To comply with Public Health Guidelines related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Santa Claus Parade will be a “Static Display” located in a designated area along Kelland Drive. Residents will be able to safely, at reduced speed, drive-by, and view this year’s floats safely from their vehicle (floats will be stationary – not moving). The Town strongly urges the public not to walk along or stand in the designated area. Public Health Guidelines recommend no pedestrian traffic during this event.
In consultation with officials at Labrador Grenfell Health and guidance released by the office of the Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health, the 12th Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Management, and Staff will continue to monitor updates relating to the pandemic and update residents regularly.
The theme for 2020 is “Christmas In Quarantine,” and the Town would like to congratulate the Queen of Peace Middle School, particularly Miss Condon’s Grade 4 Class (Grade 404), as the winner of the annual Santa Parade Theme Contest and will be recipients of very cool prizes.
The Town would like to thank all students, schools, and classes for participating in this annual contest, making it another successful year.
2020 Date, Time & Location
The Happy Valley-Goose Bay Santa Claus “Static” Parade will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The Town will release further details soon on static parade location, safety protocols, and traffic guidance.
Is your organization interested in registering a float?
2020 Float Registration
The deadline for registration of Floats is Noon, Friday, November 27, 2020.
Float Registration Forms can be downloaded by clicking the below link:
Winners will be announced immediately following the 2020 Santa Claus Static Parade via Social Media. The 2020 Registered Floats will be judged in the following categories:
- Best Adherence to Theme – “Christmas In Quarantine “
- Best Illuminated Float
- Best Commercial Float
- Best Decorated Float
The 2019 Santa Claus Parade saw a record 42 Floats, congratulations to last year’s winners:
- Best Adherence to Theme “Cabin Christmas “– Dept. Fisheries & Land Resources
- Best Illuminated Float – 5 Wing Goose Bay
- Best Commercial Float – Cabot Auto
- Best Decorated Float – Brandt Tractor
Who will take home the top prizes for 2020?