Monday, December 8, 2008

Santa Claus Was Here!/ Ruby Tuesday


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Mount Albert, one of East Gwillimbury's villages, has tons of community spirit. Mount Albert's Santa Claus parade is an annual tradition and no one messes with it -- not even Environment Canada, which -- by the way -- has been doing a lousy job of sending us warm, sunny weather!

Starting in the upper left-hand corner of the collage, here are some of this year's participants :

1. beautiful angels dressed in gold
2. the local Shriners and their choo-choo on wheels
3. a creche complete with angels, shepherds and wise men
4. Thomas! (Ha! More than one kid was more excited about Thomas than Santa!)
5. The local Legion and some pipers (Bare knees! Are they crazy?)
6. And Himself, the guy the Santa Claus parade is named after


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26 comments:

RuneE said...

It seems to be cold wearing a kilt at this time of the year...

Robin said...

How fun, I love a parade. Looks pretty chilly out there though.

Felisol said...

Some Christmas time bouquet. Thomas the locomotive, haven't seen him for years.
I have a weak spot for the Scots. They are true toughies.
Wouldn't want to mess with them or their kilts.
From Felisol

Jan said...

Wow, what a great event. And you photos are spectacular.

Pia K said...

That looks like a funfilled parade! We don't have anything like these North American/Canadian parades, instead we do have our Christmas fairs:)

Ralph said...

I like the locomotive bus in red, but really like the red shown in the maple Leaf and the kilts in the red tartan while playing the 'pipes. And always a pleasure to see Santa. Of course, if Santa is real, how could he be in Ontario one day and in Ansonia, CT when I saw him yesterday? A jet powered sled? Just wondering...

Shammickite said...

SNAP! I posted Santa Claus Parade pice too!
I love the SC Parade, it is a terrific kick-off to the Christmas season.

Neal said...

Great pictures! I wish I could get excited at Christmas like I used to.

Roger said...

Good holiday ruby's shots!

Dirk said...

About your world: next weekend we will place our Christmas Tree but not a real one. My wife always was sad that each year our tree 'died'.
Nice parade and tradition,was waiting for this sort of posts at the other countries. No parades in Belgium but a lot of Christmas markets.

Carletta said...

More photos of your wonderful parade - great ones too! Looks like a great tradition.
I smiled when I saw Thomas. So many memories with my kids and nephews.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a great parade of ruby red! Beautiful collection!

ilanadavita said...

Fun-looking parade. We don't have anything like this over here!

see you there! said...

I love parades and what better than one with Santa. Super pic of the old fella by the way.

Mamapippa said...

With Christmas comming up, it's ruby everywhere ...

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful pics as usual. Great collage. B

Dianne said...

I love the shriners and their choo-choo :)

I really like the way you arrange the photos

Rose said...

This is a wonderful post! Love the feeling it gives just looking at the collage.

Catherine said...

Like the collage, and the way you keep the biggest place for Santa, he deserves it... Dear Santa, don't forget us!

Raven said...

Looks cold but like great fun...

Jientje said...

What a great collection of rubies!! I love each and everyone of them!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I tend to steer clear of parades because of the crowds. I can't believe I've never ever been to our Hollywood Christmas parade. These photos make me wish I had.

Becky and Gary said...

Marvelous Kerri. So much red. I love parades summer or anytime.
Happy RT.

MyMaracas said...

What a fun parade! The others are right, though, it looks awfully chilly.

Askew To You said...

The cold really makes that red extra bright. :D

Cindy said...

I hope none of those guys in kilts die of pnuemonia- we'd have to say he got kilt with a cold...
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