Yellowknifers got a special visit from the North pole during last Saturday’s Santa Claus Day Parade.

Hundreds lined the streets along 53rd, Franklin and 49th to catch a glimpse of the 5 p.m. procession. Although the theme this year was “Rock n’ Roll Christmas,” this year’s entries had a wide variety of themes and styles: These included an Irish-themed procession flying four-leaf clovers, a North Shore Towing float hauling a Peanuts-themed display, and a bucket truck from Northview Utilities adorned with Christmas lights.

Of course, trailing the procession in a sleigh headed by a team of reindeer was Santa Claus, himself.

This year’s event was a return to a traditional parade after 2020’s modified event: last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, attendees had to drive by a stationary parade in their vehicles. Because of the heavy traffic, and frigid temperatures that forced participants to pack it in right on schedule, many residents weren’t able to catch a glimpse of the floats that night.

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  1. Went to the parade and enjoyed it thoroughly. Looked like others were enjoying it also. Glad that so many came out to see the parade. Thanks to all who were in the parade.