Local 793 participated in the annual Santa Claus parade in Oakville on Nov. 19.

The local was one of the gold sponsors of the event and had a float in the parade.

The float was on a flatbed truck from the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario.

The theme of the float was “Santa’s Workshop” and featured children dressed as elves making toys.

The event began at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Lakeshore Road and Reynolds Street in Oakville’s downtown core.

The entourage headed west on Lakeshore to Kerr Street, then north on Kerr to Stewart Street.

The parade featured floats, bands, walkers and the jolly old fellow himself.

The theme of the parade was “All I Want for Christmas.”

The parade was organized by the Town of Oakville with financial assistance from various sponsors.

During the parade, Oakville firefighters collected toys and the Kinsmen collected non-perishable food items.