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Christmas parades in Labrador

This polar bear looked right at home on the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Search and Rescue float.
The Happy Valley-Goose Bay parade is Dec. 7 and the Labrador West parade is this Saturday, Nov. 30.

Festivities begin this weekend in Labrador West


Santa Claus parades:
•    Location: Happy Valley-Goose Bay 
•    Date: Dec. 7
•    Theme: "Cabin Christmas”
•    Forming up: Green Street at 5:30 p.m. Departing at 6 p.m.
•    Route: The parade will begin on Green Street and travel down Hamilton River Road, ending at the College of the North Atlantic Campus.
•    Social: Winning floats will be announced and treat bags will be handed out by Santa to children at the College of the North Atlantic Gym following the parade.
•    Location: Labrador City/Wabush
•    Sponsor: Lions Club
•    Date: Nov. 30
•    Theme: "Northern Lights Polar Express”
•    Forming up: Wabush parade participants asked to gather at the Wabush Shopping Centre at 4 p.m.; Labrador City parade participants are asked to meet at the corner of Drake and Tamarack Drive at 5 p.m.
•    Route: The parade will leave Wabush Shopping Centre at 4:45 p.m., go up Bond to Whiteway, Bowater to Cormack, onto Cabot to Grenfell and return to the shopping centre. 
The Labrador City parade starts at 5:45 p.m., traveling to Centennial Playground via Bartlett, Matthew and Hudson Drive.
•    Social: Treats may be handed out along the route but not from floats, for safety reasons. A Community Tree Lighting will take place in the park at 7:15 p.m.

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