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Thousands lined Franklin Avenue to celebrate annual Santa Claus Parade

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 6, 2017) – Smiling residents lined Franklin Avenue on Saturday to cheer on Santa as he led his sleigh through downtown Fort McMurray in the 2017 Santa Claus Parade.

“It was a delight to see residents come together and celebrate the season at this annual tradition,” said Mayor Don Scott. “What an amazing display of holiday spirit from parade participants and spectators alike!”

Over 50 floats participated in the parade. Four ‘Best in Parade’ float winners were selected, with judging based on theme, visual appeal, originality and spectator reaction:

Best Entry Service/Social Group: Alberta Forestry
Best Entry Commercial Group: AlumaSafway
Best Entry Youth Group: 9th Fort McMurray Scouts
Judges’ Choice: Fort McMurray Hotel Group

The Municipality would like to thank all the event partners and volunteers who worked hard to make this year’s festivities successful.

Online Survey
The Santa Claus Parade Community Committee is inviting residents to share their feedback on the 2017 Santa Claus Parade and Festivities in a quick survey.  

To take part in the survey, visit


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