Stephen Vance, Staff
It’s that time of year again. Downtown storefront windows will soon be covered with red plastic while shop owners and their staff create their displays for the annual BIA Downtown Christmas Window Unveiling event, which will once again be partnered with the Kinsmen Club of Meaford’s annual Santa Claus Parade to create one night of holiday cheer.
This year’s festivities will take place on Saturday, December 2, and as in past years, there will be plenty of activities and fun for young and old beginning with the window unveiling and lighting of the tree outside Meaford Hall at 6 p.m. The theme for this year’s BIA Window Unveiling is ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas’.
The window unveiling will be followed by the parade, which will begin working its way to downtown area at 7 p.m.
Once Santa has arrived downtown, he will head into Meaford Hall, where he will greet youngsters and review wish lists.
As has become tradition, Sykes Street will be filled with street performers and a wide range of activities throughout the evening.
Those planning to attend are reminded that the Golden Town Outreach Food Bank will once again be collecting donations, so bring along some non-perishable food products to help those in need this holiday season.