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The Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Christmas Festivities and Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. Everyone is encouraged to attend with your business, civic organization or family by either marching or riding on a float or vehicle or setting up as a vendor in the park. Chamber member vendors pay no fee and others pay only $15.00. The activities start at 2:00 in the village park, line up for parade begins at 4:00 and the parade begins marching at 5:00.

The events in the park are highlighted this year by a visit of two live reindeer from 2:30 - 4:30 straight from the North Pole. No pets are allowed in the park that day. Come and get your pictures taken with the reindeer. Five local businesses sponsored the reindeer visit, Northland Veterinary Hospital, Mrs. Beasley's Liquor &Wine, your Gouverneur Village Trustees, Kinney Drugs, and the Gouverneur Hospital. Thank you sponsors. 

There will also be children's games, food trucks, vendors selling Christmas gifts and trinkets. MacFadden-Dier Insurance will sponsor free horse-drawn wagon rides around the Gouverneur Savings & Loan and the Chamber provides free hot chocolate and cookies in the basement of the Methodist Church. Gouverneur merchants are encouraged to stay open that evening to add to the festive atmosphere and increase your visibility.

Our Santa will arrive by fire truck at the end of the parade and will greet children in the village gazebo afterwards. We ask that he be the only Santa in attendance. Santa will have a small gift for each child, and they always look forward to their treats from Santa. Santa's gifts to the children are sponsored this year by the Northern Credit Union and the Gouverneur Elks Club.

Parade participants are asked to start lining up in the municipal parking lot near Aubuchon. Lighting up your marchers and floats is encouraged since it's dark at 5:00 when the parade starts.


The Chamber will award $50 to the best holiday float or vehicle attending. You will be asked to fill out a postcard when you line up, so we can announce who you are when you march by the gazebo. fI you have candy for the children, please hand it out only, no throwing it to the children due to safety reasons.


  • Gouverneur Village Police Department

  • Town Supervisor, Dave Spilman

  • Village Mayor, Ron McDougal

  • Village Trustee, Troy Besaw

  • 2021 Girls Section 10- Class B Champion Varsity Soccer

  • Gouverneur Library

  • Con-Tech Building

  • Oswegatchie Valley Girl Scouts, Daisy, Brownie, & Junior Cadet Troop

  • Oxbow Fire Department

  • New York Pizzeria

  • Town of Gouverneur Highway Department

  • All levels of Girls Basketball

  • Gouverneur Football Program

  • Gouverneur Fair

  • Larry Bango, Bango Hollow Farm

  • Village of Gouverneur Department of Public Works & Crew

  • Gouverneur Savings & Loan

  • Empire State Mines

  • Gouverneur Rescue Squad

  • Gouverneur Fire Department

  • Santa

Santa arrives in Gouverneur in 2021!!
Chamber Member, Con-Tech's Parade Float 2021
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