Sooke Santa Run
The Sooke Santa Run will take place this year on Saturday, December 10th from 4:30 – 10:00 pm. Presented by the Sooke Firefighter’s Association and IAFF Local 4841, the Santa Run has become a holiday tradition for many families in Sooke. This is the 23rd year that local firefighters have organized this event, the culmination of a weeks-long effort to fill a fire truck with donations of food and cash for the Sooke Christmas Bureau.
Beginning at dusk, four fire trucks will travel through Sooke neighbourhoods decorated with bright and colorful Christmas lights, playing festive holiday music. As the fire trucks reach each neighbourhood, residents are encouraged to come outside with donations to the Christmas Bureau, pick up a candy cane and say hello to Santa and his helpers.
For many years, residents have listened for the sound of the fire trucks nearby before heading out the watch for their arrival. They are certainly hard to miss! But did you know that Santa’s location can also be tracked live online?
Click on any of the icons below to access the mapping system and see Santa’s live location.
Updates will also be sent out through social media as follows:
- Facebook – Sooke Fire Rescue Service
- Twitter – @SookeCa and #SookeSanta
In case you miss them, donations for the Sooke Christmas Bureau can also be dropped off at Firehall #1, 2225 Otter Point Road on December 10 from 4:30 – 9:00.
2016 Santa Parade
Mayor and Council are excited to announce their participation in the 2016 Santa Claus Parade! The Sooke Lions Club is organizing this year’s event with the help of leadership students from EMCS – Alana Gibb, Karyl Muselt-Trevino and Emmie Nicks.
We are calling on all residents of Sooke to show your holiday spirit and proudly represent our community.
The Santa Claus parade is being held on Sunday, December 4th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. The parade route will start at Sooke Elementary, continue along Sooke Road, turn right at Otter Point Road and end at Eustace Road.
There will be a Christmas tree light up after the parade concludes in the roundabout and activities for everyone in the Evergreen Mall parking lot.
If you’re interested in participating in the parade, have questions or want to help organize, please email: email@example.com.
Information for parade participants:
- Meet at Sooke Elementary starting at 3:30 p.m
- Walkers will exit the parade at Eustace Road.
- Motorized floats and occupants will continue to Wadams Way.
- Floats with a final destination that is west of the town centre can use Anna Marie Road as an exit point.
- Floats with a final destination that is east of the town centre can use Church Road as an exit point.