Santa Claus Parade, hockey and Craft Fair all in the Glebe this weekend

November 16, 2017 | by glebeadmin

You better watch out, because Santa Claus is coming to the Glebe.

The jolly old fellow will visit the Glebe this Saturday when the 48th Annual Help Santa Toy Parade floats down Bank Street at 11 a.m.

The parade route will take Santa – and his many little helpers – from Ottawa City Hall, all the way down Bank Street where it will conclude at Lansdowne Park for the perfect kickoff to both Grey Cup week, which starts next week, and the holiday season.

The parade will boast colourful floats, bands, clowns and Ottawa fire fighters who will be soliciting cash and toy donations along the route. Participants are encouraged to bring new toys to donate to the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, who will then distribute the toys to less-fortunate children in Ottawa-Carleton.

Used toys are no longer accepted.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at City Hall and will likely make its way into the Glebe around 11:30 a.m. The parade typically draws tens-of-thousands of spectators along the route, so it’s a good idea to arrive early and get a front row spot to take it all in. Click here for more details.

The toy parade is just one of several exciting events in the Glebe this weekend with a rivalry hockey night, a Celtic dance party a Christmas craft show and more.

It all starts Friday night when the GNAG Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair sets up goods from local artists at the Glebe Community Centre. The event runs Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 50 vendors “who take craft sales to a whole new level.” Snag the perfect holiday gift this weekend at the local craft fair that has been running for over 25 years in the Glebe. Knock off your Christmas list with ease.

Friday night will also feature a hockey rivalry for the ages, as the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team take on the uOttawa Gee Gees in the Colonel By Classic. A spinoff of the popular Panda Game at TD Place, the Colonel By Classic will pit the city’s two university hockey teams against each other to vie for Ottawa hockey supremacy. The Ravens dropped the Gee Gees 6-2 in last year’s inaugural game, but the Gee Gees will be out for revenge. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Hockey continues in the Glebe Saturday afternoon when the Ottawa 67’s host the Hamilton Bulldogs in a mid-season tilt that has first place on the line. Just one point separates the two teams in the East Division, with the Bulldogs leading the pack. Puck drop is at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.  

Looking to get your jig on? Head to the Blessed Sacrament Parish on Fourth Avenue for the November Céilí Saturday night. There will be a live céilí band, fun dancing and a cash bar. Tickets range between $10 and $15 with kids under 12 free. Click here for more details.

It’s all happening in the Glebe. See you in the best little neighbourhood in the city.