On Saturday evening, Airdronians braved the nippy weather to greet the holly jolly man from the North Pole for the city's Santa Claus Parade. Spectators were treated to all manner of lights and holiday cheer as various parade floats made their way down the city's streets. 

Airdrie's Santa Claus parade was paused in previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this year, Old St. Nick made a triumphant return, riding atop one of the city's fire trucks. After the formal festivities, all those who wanted a little more face time with Santa Claus were invited for photos with the man in red in front of Airdrie's City Hall. 

However, the festivities around the city to kick off a cherished season have only begun. On December 3, the Airdrie Festival of Lights was officially opened and will shine throughout the season until December 31. This coming weekend on Saturday, December 10, The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will return. The tour will feature 168 live shows, including a stop in Airdrie, East side of CP tracks at 5:45 pm. This year's performers will include Alan Doyle, Tenille Townes, Mackenzie Porter and Lindsay Ell, to name a few. 

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