Fantasy of Lights Lit Up Lakeside Park Following Kingsville’s Santa Claus Parade

Following Kingsville’s Santa Claus Parade, dozens of beautiful holiday light displays lit up Lakeside Park when Santa and Mrs. Claus, with help from Mayor Nelson Santos and several children, flicked the switch to kick off the 26th Annual Kingsville Fantasy of Lights celebration.

A Goose Character from Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary in the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade

A Canadian Goose mascot, part of the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary float participating in the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade greeted children along the streets on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

As the Kingsville Santa Claus parade made its way along Main Street and Division Road thousands of people of all ages smiled and waved as it passed by. The parade featured everything from horses and marching bands, to community groups and organizations including, a crowd favourite, goose mascot/character from Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary.

People waving to Santa Clause during parade in Kingsville.

Excited people wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus as they pass by during the annual Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

The highlight of the parade of course was Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. People young and old cheered for them with joy.

The fun continued at Lakeside Park when a spectacular fireworks display lit up the sky immediately after Santa flicked the switch to light up the holiday displays in the park.

Santa waving during the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade.

Santa Claus waving to people gathered along the street during the annual Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Earlier in the evening, before the parade and flick of the switch, the community enjoyed a fun dinner with Santa. For those who missed it, there’s an opportunity to eat with Santa on November 25 during the Kingsville Breakfast With Santa & Children’s Activities event. Tickets for the breakfast are $5 per person and purchasing them in advance, at Kingsville Arena, is recommended. They will be available at the door if available. The crafts and activities portion of the event is free admission.

The Kingsville Fantasy of Lights celebration and holiday lights display will run through January 7, 2019. During this time the park can be toured aboard the Kingsville Fantasy Express train on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, on those days, enjoy warm beverages inside the Gingerbread Gazebo located at the Lakeside Park Pavillion.

Sarah Parks Horsemanship in the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade

Sarah Parks Horsemanship participating in the annual Kingsville Santa Claus Parade in Kingsville, Ontario, on Sat. Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Young girl meets Santa and Mrs. Claus in Kingsville

A young girl meets Mrs. Claus and Santa at Lakeside Park in Kingsville, ON, on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Boy Smiles during Kingsville Santa Claus Parade

A young boy is all smiles as Santa and Mrs. Claus pass by during the annual Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

The Grinch and Crime Stoppers in the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade

The Windsor and Essex County Crime Stoppers float kept the Grinch behind bars during the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Kingsville Essex Associated Band

Kingsville Essex Associated Band performing during the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Detroit's Renaissance High School marching band

Detroit’s Renaissance High School marching band performs during the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Children waving during Kingsville Santa Claus Parade.

Children waving in excitement as Santa and Mrs. Claus pass by during the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Dawn Bezaire

Dawn Bezaire smiles and cheers as Santa and Mrs. Claus pass by during the annual Kingsville Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

To view all the photos Eyes On Windsor shot this year visit the Kingsville Santa Claus Parade Photo Gallery on our Facebook Page.

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