Santa Claus visits east London in annual Argyle BIA parade

The city’s east side is getting festive!

The sixth annual Argyle BIA Santa Claus Parade will march down Dundas Street starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.

LaVonne Haynes, events manager for the Argyle BIA, says there’s a “good mix” of new and returning displays in this year’s parade.

“We had 47 entries, 20 of them are floats,” Haynes said, adding that a London Transit bus will join the festivities, too.

The parade is also set to include three military vehicles from Forest City Surplus, and Maple City Tire is bringing the Michelin Man.

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The weather is expected to be in ideal condition Saturday morning, and Haynes predicts she’ll see four to six thousand smiling faces at the parade, including lots of children.

“Candy and toys are passed out… a lot of candy and toys,” Haynes laughed.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Clarke Road and Dundas Street.

It will then head west on Dundas Street, and break off just before Hale Street.

Drivers should be aware of road closures between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in this area.

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