The 63rd annual Santa Claus Parade commenced in downtown Hamilton at 2:00 p.m. on November 15, 2008. www.hamiltonsantaparade.com.
The rain that continued for most of the event did not dampen the spirits of the eager crowds, who carried umbrellas, took shelter under store awnings or sat in their cars.
This is the 3rd year in a row that The Tian Guo Marching Band was invited to participate. Spectatorsapplauded the band along the parade route. When they finished playing the last song, an onlooker said that he wished the band could continue playing.