Christmas in Petrolia Events Show Canadian Pride

Posted: November 3, 2017

 Petrolia – Christmas in the Park returns on December 1, 2017, and the friendly chili cook-off competition is already seeing some participants sign up.  The Petrolia Heritage Committee is looking to defend their title from their big win in 2016.  The Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Club will have their Angel Tree, and the community Christmas trees will return so that residents can add their non-returnable ornaments to them.  The lighting of the lights will take place at 6:00 p.m. and the free wagon rides will continue until 8:00 p.m.

The Town of Petrolia Parks and Recreation Committee are pleased to host the Annual Santa Claus Parade on December 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., downtown Petrolia.  After the success of last year’s Petrolia Proud theme, and in celebration of the nation’s 150th birthday, “A Canadian Christmas” theme is planned.

In 2016 a parade marshal was introduced to the parade, and Petrolia’s past Mayor’s were available to ride on the marshal float.  This year, the Parks and Recreation Committee put a call out for nominations, and selected Les and Karen Whiting for the honour.  Les, Petrolia’s Town Crier, and Karen, the Town Crier’s Escort.  Both are active volunteers and community partners, and are great ambassadors.

The Committee is now accepting applications for floats at Town Hall in Petrolia or on the Town website.  The Annual Petrolia Santa Claus Parade is December 2, at 2:00 p.m. through downtown Petrolia.  For more information or to print a copy of the entry form please visit www.town.petrolia.on.ca.  Registrants are encouraged to “…think Canadian!” said Dave Menzies, Director of Community Services. 

Click posters to enlarge!

2017 Christmas In The Park 2017 Santa Parade