OTTAWA — Ottawa will welcome the Christmas season with its 26th annual Welcome Santa Christmas Parade, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 in downtown Ottawa.
The parade starts at Pratt Street and 4th Street, near Water Works Park, and heads south to Main Street, west onto Main Street through downtown, north on Oak Street and east on 4th Street, ending at the SS. Peter and Paul Church parking lot.
Following the parade, free family activities will take place in the Ottawa municipal parking lot at the corner of Main and Oak streets. There will be a photo opportunity with Santa Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, miniature train rides, live music and refreshments. There will also be character meet-and-greets inside Art Me Studio, 227 E. Main St.
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce coordinates the event.