Nature provided a gorgeous setting for this year's Alcona Santa Claus Parade, sending the first snowfall just in time for the official launch of the Christmas season in Innisfil.
Hundreds of people lined Innisfil Beach Road this Sunday in eager anticipation of the much-loved, quaint small-town parade.
Families set up deck chairs along the route well in advance, happy to be out in the sunshine and fresh air.
Vendors selling cotton candy and blow-up reindeer walked up and down the street, where residents sporting Santa hats and festive gear were gathering to watch the Parade.
Multitudes of people descended upon Tim Hortons, lining up right out the front door, prompting the most-loved Canadian coffee franchise to open up the drive-thru to walkers!
The air was crisp as the first strains of bagpipes were heard wafting down to the waiting crowd, until the sound of a police siren signalled the Parade had begun.
Mayor Barb Baguley was at top of the line-up in a pretty sleigh, waving and smiling as the Innisfil Pipes and Drums escorted her with their rousing marching music.
Float after float full of merry children and cheerful Christmas music came down the street to the enjoyment of all.
The Shriners with their zippy little go-carts were as always a big hit with the kids, especially when they drove up a ramp and right over top of a truck!
Pretty little reindeer gave out candy canes and lollipops to the children along the route.
This year's Santa Claus Parade was undeniably the best one yet, at an astounding two hours long!
Welcome to Innisfil Santa Claus!
Photos by Michelle Devlin