The 26th annual Walpole Island Santa Claus Parade took place on Saturday, December 2.

The processions left Walpole Island’s school at 12:30 p.m. and ended up at the arena.

The theme this year was ‘The Gift of Giving.’

The Walpole Island Volunteer Elf Association was collecting non-perishable food items, children’s winter coats, hats, mitts and boots and donate them to Walpole Island Social Services ‘MiiJim’ program’.

Following the parade, people joined Santa and his elves at the arena, where soup, cookies, fruit and hot chocolate and candy bags were handed out, along with some contests and giveaways.

Here are some photos we snapped of the parade:

– Photo credit: Aaron Hall