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Downtown St. John's Santa parade attendees encouraged to take shuttle

['2012 Downtown Santa Claus Parade. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/Special to The Telegram']
Downtown Santa Claus Parade. — Telegram file photo

The 2017 Downtown Christmas Parade, organized by Downtown St. John’s, takes place Sunday Nov. 26 at noon.

Due to the parade parking restrictions and tow-away zones and meter bagging, public parking is restricted beginning 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday. Meters will be bagged beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, but parking at the meters is allowed until 8 a.m. Sunday.

Parade attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the Santa Shuttle provided by Metrobus.

Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, the Santa shuttle will operate free of charge from two locations:

• Confederation Building parking lot, Prince Philip Drive, drop off at Bannerman Road.

• NL Housing Building, 2 Canada Dr., drop off at Mile One Centre.

Return shuttles will begin operating immediately following the parade.

GoBus users can book their ride by calling 709-368-8887, TTY 709-368-1620, IVR 709-368-2057, or by emailing

GoBus drop off and pick up location is on George Street. The accessible viewing area will be located at 354 Water St. in front of Canada Post and the designated parking area is located on George Street.


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