For 24 years, the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has invited St. Nick to the Fort early to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
 
On November 26, at 11:00 a.m. Santa and his reindeer will take to the streets for the Santa Claus Parade starting at the corner of 99 Ave and 108 Street and finishing on 106 Street.
 
"It's great, it gives businesses an opportunity to promote their business and kind of showcase the fun stuff they have going on. It's a great time and everyone in the community comes out gets to see Santa and you get to see people who make a difference in the community," said Rene Holinski, sales and events coordinator for the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
 
With Santa as the parade's finale, he also brings along some special friends to help him.
 
"We have some elves who will pick up your Santa letters and send them off to the big guy," Holinski added.
 
The parade has seen growth over the past couple years with more businesses joining in on the Christmas spirit.
 
"It's free to enter and a good way for businesses to engage the community," Holinski said.
 
Along with bringing the Christmas spirit to the Fort, the parade will also feature the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs, who will be collecting non-perishable items for the food bank.
 
Prior to the parade, the Pioneer House will be having a pancake breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m.
 
Anyone interested in entering the parade can pick up a form at the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce or download it from their website.