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November 8, 2013
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November 8, 2013

Mark your calendar - New Westminster Santa Claus Parade on December 7th!

New Westminster, BC – The City of New Westminster is pleased to announce that the 2013 Santa Claus Parade will be held on Columbia Street in Downtown New Westminster on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 am.

“We invite everyone to join us on December 7th for the parade, which will celebrate New Westminster and recognize the efforts of first responders to last month’s fire on Columbia Street,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “The parade is also an excellent opportunity for people to experience the hospitality of businesses in our downtown and, of course, a chance for kids to say hi to Santa himself.”

Following the parade, spectators are encouraged to take part in a range of family-friendly activities taking place on December 7th in New Westminster’s downtown business district, with participants including the Fraser River Discovery Centre, Shops at New West and the River Market. Free parking will be available all day at the Front Street parkade for parade goers.

“It takes a community to make these types of events successful,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “We’d like to ask that anyone wishing to volunteer with parade efforts to contact Moody Park Arena and join us in making this a parade to remember.”

The City is also inviting all organizations or businesses interested in submitting a parade entry to contact Moody Park Arena at 604-525-5301 or by email at


Contact:   Blair Fryer

   Communications and Economic Development Manager

   604-527-4688 or