Sun 08 Dec 19

14:00 - 15:00

Stockton High Street

FREE EVENT

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Stockton Sparkles Reindeer Parade

Come and see Santa, his elves and reindeer as they make their way on his sleigh through Stockton town centre in a sparkling parade complete with a flurry of beautiful costumes - part of our Stockton Sparkles winter festival.

Our ‘One Small Step’ themed parade will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
moon landing with hundreds of people from local schools and community groups parading through the town centre.

Route - the parade begins on Thistle Green at 2pm, turning onto Church Road before entering the high Street (passing Stockton Parish Church). 

The parade will then travel down the high street (passing the Town Hall) before the reindeer and Santa will peel off and rest near the Town Hall.  The parade will continue to the Shambles where it will end with a danceathon and live music for participants and visitors to enjoy!

Following the parade, visitors can visit the Sparkles Market and Spiegeltent and there'll be an opportunity to visit the reindeer and Santa outside the Town Hall.

Live reindeer will provide a unique addition to our Sparkles celebrations, and along with their highly professional and knowledgeable reindeer herders, we take animal welfare very seriously and the well-being of the reindeer is our first consideration.

The Cairngorm Reindeer are trained to take part in Christmas appearances and have had the most specialised handling since they were 5 month old calves alongside an experienced team of no less than four other reindeer. Being a herd animal it is very important they work together. The handlers are also part of that ‘herd’ when working away from home and spend the rest of the year working alongside the reindeer in the mountains. With the reindeers natural behaviour remaining consistent whether they are in their 10,000 acre mountain home or out on Christmas tour, handlers are confident they are comfortable in the work they do. 

You'll find some FAQ supplied by the handlers regarding the welfare of the Cairngorm Reindeer when out on public events here.

 

Date, Time & Venue

Sun 08 Dec 2019
14:00 - 15:00
Outdoor

Traffic and Travel

Please note; there will be a rolling road closure of Church Road and the north and mid sections of Stockton High Street between 2pm and around 2.30pm on Sunday whilst the Reindeer Parade takes place. As a result, some services have been reallocated to alternative stops on Stockton High Street, full details of these can be found here.

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Come and see Santa, his elves and reindeer as they make their way on his sleigh through Stockton town centre in a sparkling parade complete with a flurry of beautiful costumes - part of our Stockton Sparkles winter festival.

Our ‘One Small Step’ themed parade will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
moon landing with hundreds of people from local schools and community groups parading through the town centre.

Route - the parade begins on Thistle Green at 2pm, turning onto Church Road before entering the high Street (passing Stockton Parish Church). 

The parade will then travel down the high street (passing the Town Hall) before the reindeer and Santa will peel off and rest near the Town Hall.  The parade will continue to the Shambles where it will end with a danceathon and live music for participants and visitors to enjoy!

Following the parade, visitors can visit the Sparkles Market and Spiegeltent and there'll be an opportunity to visit the reindeer and Santa outside the Town Hall.

Live reindeer will provide a unique addition to our Sparkles celebrations, and along with their highly professional and knowledgeable reindeer herders, we take animal welfare very seriously and the well-being of the reindeer is our first consideration.

The Cairngorm Reindeer are trained to take part in Christmas appearances and have had the most specialised handling since they were 5 month old calves alongside an experienced team of no less than four other reindeer. Being a herd animal it is very important they work together. The handlers are also part of that ‘herd’ when working away from home and spend the rest of the year working alongside the reindeer in the mountains. With the reindeers natural behaviour remaining consistent whether they are in their 10,000 acre mountain home or out on Christmas tour, handlers are confident they are comfortable in the work they do. 

You'll find some FAQ supplied by the handlers regarding the welfare of the Cairngorm Reindeer when out on public events here.

 

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