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Holiday season rolls into Wasaga Beach

Catch the tree lighting, parade, breakfast with Santa and Funderland
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WASAGE BEACH – The Christmas season officially arrives in Wasaga Beach this weekend. The fun starts Saturday with the annual Santa Claus Parade. The parade will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The route, as in past years, will run from Dunkerron Avenue and then west along Mosley Street to the RecPlex. Dunkerron Avenue, from 18th Street to 22nd Street, will be closed from noon to 7 p.m.

This is to provide space for floats to gather prior to the start of the event. Mosley Street will be closed from 22nd Street to the RecPlex during the parade. Please note that food and toy drive items will be accepted along the parade route.

Following the parade, the annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at Oakview Woods, next to the RecPlex. It will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the event, the Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association will be serving refreshments donated by Foodland. The Collingwood Collegiate Institute Band will provide music. There will also be an opportunity to have photos taken with Santa Claus.

Sunday morning, the Wasaga Beach Lions Club hosts Breakfast with Santa in the Lions Den at the RecPlex, starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. As well, photographs with Santa are available for $3.

Funderland is also running at the RecPlex on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, however, donations to the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank will be accepted. Funderland will feature an array of activities, including face painting, inflatables, a photo booth, dance and theatre workshops, an opportunity to build a birdhouse, games and much more.