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Summerside's Santa Claus parade set for Friday

Summerside’s annual Santa Claus parade is set to go on Friday.

Parade begins at 6:30 p.m., parts of Water Street will close Friday beginning at 1 p.m.

Summerside’s annual Santa Claus parade is on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (Destination Centre Ville.)

Summerside's annual Santa Claus parade is set to go on Friday.

It's the 20th anniversary of the parade. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and will travel along Water Street.

Water Street between Spring and Summer streets will be blocked off Friday from 1 p.m. until the end of the parade. The rest of the Water Street — from the Holland College parking lot to Rufus Street — will be close beginning at 6 p.m.

The parade route travels along Water Street in downtown Summerside. (City of Summerside)

Downtown Summerside Inc. is promising lots of lights, music and costumes.

People are also invited to drop into Credit Union Place for hot chocolate and a chance to meet Santa Claus.

Drivers are asked to use extra caution as there will be many spectators, children and their families in and around city streets.

Charlottetown's Santa Claus parade takes place Saturday starting at 5 p.m.