Cornwall celebrates Christmas…drive-through style

The rainbow Christmas tree at the Diversity Cornwall float. Scenes from the drive-through edition of the Cornwall Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Hundreds of children were chauffeured through the east parking lot of the Cornwall Civic Complex Saturday night for a new twist on the Santa Claus Parade.

The stationary Christmas parade saw roughly a dozen floats from various organizations, first responders, local businesses and the City of Cornwall.

The parade ran from 4:30 p.m. and was scheduled to run until 9:30 p.m.

For those who didn’t have a ride, Cornwall Transit was ferrying people through the horseshoe shaped setup.

In what seemed like a repeat groundswell of the interest for the drive-through Halloween event, cars and trucks were lined up all the way down Water Street and up Brookdale Avenue as far as the Rotary Traffic Circle at times.

Click on a thumbnail below to see more pictures from the event.