Yellowknife’s Santa Claus parade featured its largest number of floats and participants for many years as a couple of thousand residents took advantage of the warm weather to come out and watch on Saturday.
Whereas last year’s parade took place in -19C, this year temperatures rose to -6C for the “winter wonderland” themed event.
Floats accompanied by wailing police and fire sirens started at City Hall, then headed down to 53 Street, along Franklin Avenue, and across 49 Street.
Several floats returned to Franklin Avenue to allow young spectators a closer look and a photo opportunity.
Float entries were grouped into three categories: non-profit, commercial, and school.
Some participants included: Yellowknife Fire Department; Coca-Cola; Joint Task Force North; Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation; YK Galaxy Youth Soccer Club; Aroma Brewealis Homebrew Club; Copperhouse Eatery and Lounge; Makerspace YK; MLA’s Julie Green, Rylund Johnson, Katrina Nokleby, Kevin O’Reilly; and Yellowknives Dene First Nation Chiefs Ernest Betsina and Edward Sangris.
The parade is hosted by the City of Yellowknife.
This year’s event also included entertainment, children’s activities, and vendors inside downtown malls.
Below, take a look at a selection of our images from the parade.
All photos on this page: James O’Connor/Cabin Radio.