The main Santa Claus parade took place on a snowy day in mid-November. Starting at City Hall, working its way west along Laurier Avenue, south along Bank Street, and all the way to Lansdowne Park, the parade is an annual tradition, big, and fairly well attended. I followed the parade along the way, taking shots as I went, though this year I missed Saint Nick, who would have been near the end.
These first shots are along Laurier. The Minion caught my eye, as my friend Norma is slightly obsessed with them. Looking at the building beyond it, the Lord Elgin Hotel is caught in its reflection.
This old fashioned fire truck was at the intersection of Laurier and Elgin. The provincial courthouse on the property at City Hall is in the background at left, while First Baptist Church is at right.
The Capital City Garrison 501st Legion is a group of Star Wars cosplayers who regularly participate in events like this. The last time I saw any of them was back during the Dragon Boat Festival in the summer. Have a look at this post from my writer's blog where I covered that event to see two of them.
Darth Vader's idea of a Christmas gift involves severing your hand with his lightsaber and telling you he's your father's second cousin's roommate's younger sister's ex-boyfriend's neighbour's best friend's uncle. "It is useless to resist the jingle bells!"
I ascended an exterior staircase at a building over at the intersection of Laurier and Bank to get higher shots.
Walking along Bank, I photographed a group of young women who dress as fairy tale princesses for children's birthday parties and that sort of event.
Three sports teams operate out of Lansdowne for soccer, hockey, and football. This trailer toted one of the mascots and some of the cheerleaders for the football team, the Redblacks.
The Redblacks mascot Big Joe was walking ahead, and here he is. I have more of the parade tomorrow.