Santa Claus is coming to St.Marys.

The traditional Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade returns to the town on Saturday and will leave the Pyramid Recreation Centre at 7 p.m.

It will then follow its familiar route up James Street, west on Queen Street through the downtown, then south on Water Street before turning left onto Park Street and returning to the PRC.

Santa won’t be stopping at Milt Dunnell Field this year.

Volunteers will begin closing parking stalls on Queen Street between Water and Peel at 4:00 p.m. so that all stalls will be empty by the start of the parade.

This year’s parade route is longer to encourage social distancing.

Meanwhile, Santa’s Parade of Lights takes place Sunday evening in Stratford.

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