Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the many people on Main Street during the pervious Downtown Penticton Association Santa Clause Parade Saturday. The annual event is now being organized by the City of Penticton and is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Volunteers needed for Penticton’s Santa Claus Parade

The annual parade kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7

Does the holiday spirit overtake you each winter? Do you enjoy spreading joy and cheer to the kids and adults in your community? Then why not volunteer to help with this year’s Santa Claus Parade in Penticton!

The City of Penticton is currently looking to recruit 15 to 20 volunteers to assist with this year’s parade on Dec. 7. Duties include barricade intersection control, marshalling assistance and parade route support. The annual parade kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and this is the first year the city has been in charge of organizing it.

READ MORE: City of Penticton seeking partners to host annual civic events

Previous Santa Claus Parades in Penticton were organized by the Downtown Penticton Association (DPA), who chose to defer funding and organizing this civic event and others to the city earlier this year.

Any volunteers interested in helping with the Santa Claus Parade are asked to contact Shawna Guitard at 250-609-2445 or by emailing

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