Hamilton Place will be kicking off the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 9, with festive holiday events including a family-friendly 5k followed by the 15th Annual Santa Arrival Parade.
The Reindeer Dash 5k begins at 8 a.m. at Academy Sports + Outdoors and winds through the 200 acre shopping complex. The event ushers in the official start of the holiday season and precedes the annual Santa Arrival Parade slated to begin at 11 a.m. Registration is $30 and all money raised will benefit the Hamilton YMCA’s Community Support Campaign.
The 15th Annual Santa Arrival Parade begins at 11 a.m. along the perimeter of the mall. Dan Wolfe, Hamilton Place General Manager stated, “This is our favorite time of year, it’s wonderful to have so many families attend the parade to help us welcome Santa.”
Local high school and middle school bands, community groups and businesses are invited to participate. Last year, over 1,000 participants took part in the parade, representing more than 50 various groups. Entrants will vie for bragging rights along with prizes in several categories including: Best of Parade, Best High School Band, Community Spirit Award, Most Holiday Spirit, Best Performance by a dance/chorus group and Outstanding Commercial Entry.
For more information on these events, visit HamiltonPlace.com