We spent a weekend in December last year in the mountains, just in time to catch a Christmas parade in Banff. It was a wonderful atmosphere with the local Santa Clause Parade of Lights, amidst the crowds in for the weekend and shopping for at treat after the parade has finished. The best part? We can warm up after the parade in the hotel hot tub!
Santa Clause Parade of Lights in Banff
The Banff Christmas Parade is December 5, 2015 – and there are many reasons that you should check it out. First, because it’s a Christmas Parade in the mountains and you’re surrounded with other families enjoying the fabulous kick off to the holiday season. Second, because of all the other fun activities and festivities. (Find the full line-up of activities, here)
The flurry of festivities starts with a line-up of kid-friendly, fun-filled activities that are sure to heighten your Christmas spirit. Santa stops by the Train Station before heading back to the North Pole. Face Painters, balloon twisters and other magical friends share the afternoon with you in Cascade Shops. The bustling town of Banff also offers up horse drawn wagon rides, tasty treats at the grand Whyte Museum and a chance to see famous author Stuart McLean at his traditional Christmas appearance at the Banff Centre.
photo credit: Banff-Holidays.com