LAPORTE | Baby its cold outside and Santa is getting ready to come to downtown La Porte! Applications and sponsorships are now available for the 2013 Santa Parade in downtown La Porte held on November 30, 2013 at 12:00pm. The parade is free to participate in and all groups are welcome to participate. The parade runs through downtown and ends at Santa’s Chalet and Santa’s Village in the historic Chamber Square, 803 Washington Street.
After the parade, children can visit with newly arrived Santa, enjoy the Santa’s Village, and enjoy train rides and the tree lighting following the parade. Launching at the parade and going until Christmas, community members may pick up a form from the Chamber office to judge and vote for their favorite storefront for the holidays. The winning business will be announced before Christmas.
A Christmas card will again be used for entry in the Coloring Contest to win B&J Bucks for Breakfast with Santa, scheduled for December 14th at 10:00am. All cards will be forwarded to our troops. A copy of this year’s card is available at the YMCA and the Chamber and welcome to all ages. The deadline for entries is November 29th. Drop off is currently at the La Porte YMCA.
Applications are also available for Santa’s Village, a holiday market surrounding Santa’s Chalet, held parade day from 12:00pm to 2pm. Santa will be in his Chalet every Saturday in December leading up to Christmas from 11am to 2pm. His chalet will also serve as a drop off those days for the La Porte County Toys for Tots.
For more information or questions regarding the Santa Parade, Santa’s Village, or the storefront judging, please call the Greater LaPorte Chamber at (219) 362-3178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.