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Santa 560Santa was in Southampton December 1 for the Santa Clause Parade.

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With close to 50 floats in Southampton's Santa Claus Parade, Santa flew into Saugeen Shores for the second time in a week on a clear night December 1 as hundreds of people of all ages gathered along High Street.

Excited children watched the lights and sounds of the parade in awe as floats and fire trucks, dogs and horses, boats and cars passed by them. This year's theme being Christmas Stories.

Local businesses and organizations handed out festive treats including the Saugeen Team who came armed with 1,500 fresh baked cookies for spectators to enjoy.

Participants and attendees gave a wave and a smile, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, while Santa and his team of reindeer followed in his sleigh. Colour Guard 560

The Legion's Colour Guard led the parade down High Street in Southampton.

GCHuston 560GC Huston Public School students were dressed the part and ready for Christmas as they travelled down High Street with their school band following.

Southampton Pet Hospital 560Usually seen outside of the Southampton Pet Hospital, this big dog was a big hit as it dressed the part for Southampton's Santa Claus Parade.

Rotary 560Like the theme of the parade, the Southampton Rotary Club's float was full of Christmas Stories.

Gregglea Alamar Clydesdales Chambettes 560The Chantry Island Cham-bettes were dashing through downtown Southampton with the Gregglea Alamar Clydesdales.

Thorncrest 560Thorncrest Outfitter's big canoe was filling up fast with goods for the Salvations Army Food Drive as it travelled through Southampton's downtown.

Shriners 560Members of the Bruce Shrine Club were clowning around to the joy of the crowd in the Southampton Santa Claus Parade December 1.

Marine Heritage 560Stan Young of the Marine Heritage Society was steering the Lady Jane K down High Street, pulling one of the surviving cardboard boats used in this past summer's cardboard boat races.

Trolley 560Young parade goers watched as the S.S. Trolley, elegantly decorated for the season, passed them by.