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Kinsmen Santa Tour kicks off with South Hill appearance

Hundreds of supporters line the streets to catch glimpse of Santa and Mrs. Claus -- and offer donations to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank
The first night of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Santa Claus Tour is underway, and it didn’t take long for it to become obvious the whole project is going to be a huge hit.

The event -- which sees Santa and Mrs. Claus joined by the Moose Jaw Police Service, Moose Jaw Fire Department and members of the Kinsmen Club for circuits of neighbourhoods throughout the city -- kicked off on Saturday night with the first tour through South Hill. The Tour is replacing the wildly popular Santa Claus Parade, which was sidelined this year due to the COVID-19.

Youngsters and their parents watched from their homes and lined the sidewalks to get a glimpse of Santa and Mrs. Claus, with many also offering bags of non-perishable goods as a donation to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank.

The Kinsmen have broken the city into four quadrants, with each tour beginning at 6 p.m. Next up will be Sunningdale and Iron Bridge and on Sunday, Nov. 29, the third night will go Saturday, Dec. 5 and cover from 9th Avenue Northwest to Thatcher Drive, the fourth night on Sunday, Dec. 6 will cover everything east of 9th Avenue Northwest to the Trans Canada Highway.

Those wanting to catch Santa at the perfect time can follow on the interactive map that can be found on the Kinsmen Facebook Page.

Everything kicks off on Saturday night before the first tour with the official ‘Light’s On’ ceremony at Mosaic Place. 

For updates on the parade and other information on the event, be sure to follow the Kinsmen Facebook page. And be sure not to miss out on your chance to see Santa this year!