The Night Santa Claus Came to Town – Holiday Parade Photos! 2012


The Night Santa Claus Came to Town – Holiday Parade Photos!

Please play while reading

Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year.
Victor Borge

Whomever  thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.
Paul M. Ell

One of the problems we have in this country is that too many adults believe in Santa Claus, and too many children don’t.
Lee Lauer

(One of two Doug and Bob McKenzie floats)

I see Santa Claus and Luke Skywalker as the same person.
Trey Parker

One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in ’78 was Santa Claus in shorts.
Dennis Franz

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
George Carlin

Not these Girl Guides!

Whenever you give someone a present or sing a holiday song, you’re helping Santa Claus. To me, that’s what Christmas is all about. Helping Santa Claus!

LOUIS SACHAR, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
Shirley Temple

When I found out that Santa Claus wasn’t real, I wasn’t upset; rather, I was relieved that there was a much simpler phenomenon to explain how so many children all over the world got presents on the same night! The story had been getting pretty complicated — it was getting out of hand.

RICHARD P. FEYNMAN, What Do You Care What Other People Think

Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.
Edwin Osgood Grover

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.

DICK GREGORY, Judy Brown’s The Funny Pages

You know you’re getting old, when Santa starts looking younger
Robert Paul

(The Carleton Place Canadians Hockey Team)

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

(The Big Zamboni)

In this age of instant coffee, overnight rush deliveries, and 30-second media sound bites, it’s not surprising that children have discovered that their letters to Santa Claus can be sent by email.


(The minor hockey team)

Let me see if I’ve got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn’t laundering illegal drug money?

Tom Armstrong

(The Little Zambonis)

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.
Bernard Manning

“Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!”
― Francis P. Church New York Sun September 21 1897

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

(Carleton Place’s Jordan McIntosh)

Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven.

W.C. FIELDS, The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips & One-Liners

“On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf’s lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.”
― David Sedaris

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?
Jon Bon Jovi



Santa Claus and all his good will is all over the world with you. This little guy told me so.

Photos by Linda Seccaspina and dedicated to my best friend- San Francisco Bay area musician, writer, recording engineer, producer, mix engineer Kevin Army



Kevin Army- I’m All Over The World With You

Photos of:

2012 BIA Santa Claus Parade
“12 Days of Christmas”

The 2012 Carleton Place, Ontario BIA Evening Santa Claus Parade was on
Saturday November 24, 2012 at 5 p.m.
All in support went to the Lanark County Food Bank and Christmas Basket Fund

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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