The Hub November 2016 | Page 23

Windsor-Essex embraces the holiday season with tree lightings,parades and more! AMHERSTBURG ESSEX LEAMINGTON River Lights, Ignite the Night November 19 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Amherstburg’s Town Square The tradition continues with the annual tree lighting ceremony! Essex Town Hall Tree Lighting November 25 6 p.m. Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off, Toy Drive, bands, complimentary Horse Drawn Carriage rides and complimentary hot food and drinks. Light Up The Night Christmas Parade November 26 6 p.m. Start location - Georgia and Erie Street, Join us for a spectacular evening at our Christmas Parade. Finishes at the Leamington Fairgrounds. Be prepared to be WOWED! Santa Claus Parade November 26 6 p.m. Start location – Sandwich St. N. at William St, Amherstburg Jolly tradition with fabulous floats, marching bands, and a spectacle of fun in downtown Amherstburg! Visit the big guy Santa afterwards at the Gingerbread Warming House at Toddy Jones Park. BELLE RIVER Belle River BIA Tree Lighting Celebration November 26 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Optimist Park Join Santa and local BIA members for a wonderful celebration of winter when we turn on the lights at the park. Refreshments are available. Santa arrives at 6 pm! Essex Santa Claus Parade December 10 6:30 p.m. The parade route begins at Talbot Street South and Fairview Avenue, then travels north along Talbot Street to Maidstone Avenue. KINGSVILLE Kingsville Santa Claus Parade November 19 6 p.m. Start location – 170 Main St. E. Fantasy of Lights Opening November 19 7:30 p.m. Entertainment, fireworks, and the flick of the switch to light up Lakeside Park and kick off the Festival of Lights celebration. Hot chocolate available inside the Gingerbread Gazebo after the fireworks. WINDSOR Santa Claus Parade December 3 6 p.m. Parade start – Riverside Drive W. at Rankin, Windsor Don’t miss spectacular floats, clowns, bands, horses and of course Santa himself. Visit the local restaurants for parade specials, and enjoy this yearly spectacle. Tis The Season