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Sault Ste. Marie
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Salute First Responders at the Frozen Santa Drive Thru Parade

Salute First Responders at the Frozen Santa Drive Thru Parade! Join In The Experience!

Community Frozen Santa Parade

~ Hosted by Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation ~
Guests of Honour Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma First Responders
Saturday December 19th, 2020
5 pm to 8 pm
Sault Ste. Marie Airport

This parade will offer the community a chance to salute our First Responders for all that they do, especially this year dealing with the COVID 19 pandemic.  It will also offer an opportunity to get a glimpse of Jolly Old Saint Nick (Santa) who we have asked to come to the Sault for the event. 🙂


christmasDue to the restrictions with COVID19 this will be a drive thru parade. People will be asked to drive through the parade at a slow speed, never stopping, and NEVER getting out of your vehicles.

Our first responders, Santa, and organizations with displays or floats will stay in their areas and not approach any vehicles.  We will ask all the vehicles wanting to experience the parade, when reaching the end of the line for the vehicles lined up to enter the airport parade route on Airport Road, to turn your hazard lights and leave on for the entire experience.

Please do not arrive before 5 PM in order to allow Santa to arrive at the airport & get set up.
Last vehicle entry will be 7:45 PM.

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Catch the Action LIVE on location

We will keep the community up to date via a link on our airport website www.saultairport.com for those unable to attend their will be a live feed of the event provided by Superior Media. The website will be updated with directions and rules to follow for the event.  For those that would also like to make a financial contribution to one of the first responder agencies, there will be links to their organizations via the event website.  We would love to see the entire community out to salute our first responders.

Terry Bos, President and CEO of the SSMADC had this to say:  “Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Sault Ste. Marie Airport has had many financial hardships this year which resulted in the cancellation of our Annual Charity Golf Tournament and suspension of our Corporate Social Responsibility program.  When we were approached with this idea, we felt it was a great opportunity to give back to the community for all the support over the years.  Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma have been a shining example in the country of how to protect against COVID 19 and our first responders are well deserving of the recognition for all they have done.  And who doesn’t love a chance to invite Santa to visit.  We know it is very short notice but we hope to see the entire community and surrounding area out.”

If you are a first responder agency that we unfortunately missed in our initial round of invitation, please contact our Business Administration Manager Emma Paat at [email protected] to get involved.

The deadline for first responder agencies to register to participate is 4:00 PM Friday December 11th 2020.

If your are a local business or organization that would like to participate and show your support, we are allotting space along Dr. Roberta Bondar Parkway (entrance road to the airport) for floats or displays. Again, please contact Emma to get involved, space will be on a first come basis.  There is no theme other than a salute to our First Responders and Christmas.  For those without a float, you can contact Avery Construction, float supply is limited.

The deadline for local businesses or organizations to register to participate is 4:00 PM Friday December 11th 2020.


The event is finished.


Dec 19 2020


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sault Ste. Marie Airport


Sault Ste. Marie Airport
475 Airport Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K6, Canada
Sault Ste. Marie Airport


Sault Ste. Marie Airport
705-779-3031 ext. 204