The Street Carts of Canyon Lake invite the community to decorate their golf carts and join in on the 7th annual Golf Cart Parade and Toy Drive on Sunday, Dec. 10. Parade participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy, which will be collected at Holiday Harbor Park at the end of the parade.
Residents interested in participating in the parade should decorate their golf carts with holiday lights and decor and meet at the staging area on the corner of Canyon Lake Dr. South and Blue Bird Dr. between 5 and 5:30 p.m.
Santa’s sleigh cart will lead the procession beginning at 6 p.m. The parade will travel on Canyon Lake Dr. towards the east gate, turning around at Windward Dr. and traveling to Holiday Harbor Park where the toys will be collected, awards presented and complimentary cocoa, coffee and cookies served.
Residents who are not participating in the parade are invited to line the parade route and cheer on the festive carts as they pass by. Traditionally, those riding in the carts throw mini candy canes to spectators. Spectators are also invited to partake in the Toy Drive by giving an unwrapped toy to Santa as he drives by.
The annual Golf Cart Parade and Toy Drive started in 2011 with approximately 20 golf carts. Since then, the parade has tripled in size with more than 90 golf carts participating last year.