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Santa Parade Returning to Normal

(La Porte, IN) - After a reversed parade last year due to the COVID-19, the beloved Santa Parade will return to its traditional format this Saturday, according to City of La Porte Events Director Brett Binversie.


The parade, which starts at 11 a.m. this Saturday, will run along Lincolnway and end at Santa's Chalet at Plaza 618. Following the parade, children will visit and get a picture with Santa. Binversie said this event would not be possible without community partners like American Renolit, La Porte Seamless Gutter, KB Electric, and others.


"The Santa Parade is a long-time favorite among spectators and participants alike, and we are thrilled this year to be able to restore it back to its traditional glory," Binversie said. "We have some exciting floats and of course Santa is coming to town, so it's sure to be a great time for all who attend. We are grateful to everyone who has made this event possible and hope to see lots of smiling faces out and about Saturday morning."

In addition to the regular parade festivities, Binversie said the Indiana Department of Transportation would be collecting non-perishable food items along the parade route. He encourages spectators who can donate to bring a few items with them. 


A rolling closure will occur along Lincolnway from Teegarden Street to Jackson Street, beginning right before 11 a.m. Saturday. Binversie said drivers might want to seek an alternate route during the parade.


For more information and updates, visit facebook.com/laportesantaparade.

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