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Despite the recent mild weather, there are two sure signs of winter in Cobourg – the imposition of Winter Parking Rules and the Santa Parade.  Effective November 1st, parking is restricted on a large number of roads (more below) and on November 15th Santa will make his way down King Street.  Entries for the Parade must be submitted by November 13th.  Organized by the Cobourg Lions Club in conjunction with the DBIA and the Town of Cobourg, the Parade is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.  There are also other Winter events – Cobourg is not just a summer beach town.

Winter Parking Restrictions

A bylaw modified in 2014, says that “no person shall park a vehicle on any designated collector and arterial roads between November 1st and March 31st, which is hereby designated the winter parking season, between the hours of 2:00am and 7:00am.”

Note that enforcement of the bylaw is by the Police – not Bylaw enforcement officers.  Note also that they won’t enforce unless someone complains – could be a snow plow driver or a citizen.  The official bylaw and a list of designated roads is here.

Remembrance Day – November 11

Not associated with winter but it’s coming soon – Cobourg remembers with a Parade from the Legion to the Cenotaph in Victoria Park plus a remembrance service at 11:00am - usually with large crowds.

Santa parade – November 15

santa parade 2014As usual, the Parade will go West from D’Arcy to Five corners.  It starts at 2:00pm.  Applications to participate or sponsor can be made online at the Parade’s web site here.  

The Parade is usually a great event for everyone, especially families – there is a slide show of photos of the 2014 event here. Let’s hope the weather is better in 2015.

Christmas Lights on

On November 20, at 6:15pm outside Victoria Hall, ceremonies start which finish with a walk to the waterfront where the 100,000+ lights get turned on at 7:00pm – more here.


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