Quinte, On. real estate agent: Trenton Ontario Santa Claus Parade 2011

Trenton Ontario Santa Claus Parade 2011

The annual Santa Claus Parade in Trenton will be taking place this upcoming Sunday.

It's one of those events that are especially important in smaller communities. There is usually a fabulous turn out in Trenton every year no matter what the weather is like. It's not just kids who look forward to this event, adults are quite happy to attend as well. It gives us an opportunity to see people who we don't see all the time and to say hello.

It's fun to see the town transformed for a couple of hours and to see people milling about in a good mood. There's always lots of hot chocolate and candies for the kids. If you are particular about getting a good spot, then it's advisable to show up a little early to secure your place. The parade route does get a little crowded.

Century 21 has a float in the parade, and hopefully I can weasel out of my earlier vague affirmation that I might be able to participate in the parade. I don't think my waving arm is up to the task in 2011. I'm pretty sure that my candy-handing-out arm as also not at its best. I'm not spending as much time at the office as I usually do in the hopes that I'm not cornered and forced to be on the float. I'm a viewer, not a participator. That's my credo.

Canada Post will be participating this year, so if your kids have letters that have to go to Santa, you can bring them down and they will be collected and thrown out delivered to Santa Claus himself.

This year we will also be treated to the Tim Hortons School Band Challenge where local schools will compete against one another in an effort to win money for their school music programs. I know I'm looking forward to that particular part of the parade.

Also, if you could be so kind, please bring down an unwrapped toy or a non perishable food item. These items will be collected and will go towards making someone else's Christmas a little more bearable.

See you there.

Comment balloon 11 commentsMalcolm Johnston • November 22 2011 04:25PM


Hi Malcolm~ I am always up for a visit with Santa! Gathering with neighbors this time of year sounds like a wonderful beginning to a season of gratitude!

You always bring a smile to my face with your commentaries on life! Whether you throw candy, wave, or enjoy from a distance...Have a fun weekend Malcolm!

Best regards from Seattle,

Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) over 8 years ago

Hi Malcolm, We love parades.

Trenton is a bit to much for us to come visit, but your clients and all the kids will be so dissapointed if you did not use both arms to wave and spread a little cheer

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - Not only do you need to get on that C21 float, but you need to don a Santa suit as well.  It's the right thing to do!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 8 years ago

The Trenton Santa Claus Parade sounds like tons of fun, Malcolm!  And wonderful to see that Timmy's is supporting the local band challenge!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - Santa certainly has his work cut out for him over the next few weeks ..... between parades and trains and appearances in many retail outlets he won't have much time to finish his preparations for Christmas ..... luckily he has all those elves to help out there.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Judi, thanks, and yes, it's a great way to kick off the festive season (albeit, a little too early).

Peter and Linda, I love a good parade too, but I don't think anyone will miss me if I'm not there.

Sally, I would make a very meagre Santa Claus, the kids would cry if they saw me dressed as Santa.

Karen, it is great to see Tim Hortons get behind this challenge.

Kathy, now we have to keep our fingers crossed that the elves don't go on strike for better working conditions and more pay.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

This localism post sounds like it will be a lot of fun! Stay warm up there in that North Country!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving Malcolm!  This sounds like a lot of fun.  I love the holidays!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 8 years ago

Haha. Love the bit of cynicism in your post. It does sound like a great community event though. Happy Thanksgiving Malcom.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORSĀ® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 8 years ago

Thanks Barbara-Jo, I do plan on staying warm. Brrrr.

Debra, it usually is a ton of fun.

Debb, cynicism is my middle name (well, not really - but that would be cool).

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

So confessional Malcolm.  And written before hand, you are taking such a stand. First of all if they don't read your blogs they won't know to call you and have you with them.  Your smile will brighten any float.  I suggest fill the float with puppies or nice dogs from the shelter and the float will be far more memorable.  Isn't that the objective--to build brand awareness for the office?  Just wondering.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles UnlimitedĀ®) over 8 years ago