Santa Claus Parade Guide

Santa Claus Parade Schedules GTA

 

Ho Ho Ho! It’s that time of year – ready or not – here comes Santa! Find a parade in your area or make it a family trip to visit somewhere new! There are so many great parades in the GTA and north of Toronto. Some of our very favourites are the evening parades – with the glow of Christmas lights and a warm hot chocolate to keep you warm! Have fun and Happy Holidays!

SantaFest in Maple

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
From Hwy #400 to Civic Centre, Maple, Toronto,ON
Over 1,500 participants and over 30,000 spectators last year alone, the mission of SantaFest in Maple is to promote community spirit, civic pride and foster partnerships between businesses and the community in the celebration of the Christmas Holiday season! MORE

Keswick Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Biscayne Avenue and the Queensway, Georgina, Ontario
1:30pm start time. Parade begins at Biscayne Avenue and the Queensway, follows the Queensway to Metro Road and ends at Simcoe Avenue in Keswick. MORE

Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Downtown Bowmanville, Church Street, Bowmanville, ON
Starts promptly at 10:30 am and winds its way through town on a NEW parade route this year – From Scugog out to the edge of the mall (no turning down Liberty Street). MORE

Mount Albert Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Mount Albert Parade Route, Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert, Ontario
The parade will finish at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex. Spectators and participants are invited to visit with Santa, enjoy a free family skate and join in with children’s activities. MORE

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Newmarket Parade Route, Eagle Street to Main Street to Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON
Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Lorne and Eagle Street, proceeds east on Eagle Street and north on Main Street. Please note: due to construction on Davis Drive the Parade will end at Simcoe Street. MORE

Barrie Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Fun night parade that features fantastic lights, colours, and music. This year’s parade theme will be “Christmas Around the World”. Parade runs along Bradford Street to Dunlop Street near Barrie’s waterfront. MORE

Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Starts Brock Street & Center Street -through the downtown Brock St, ends on Franklin Street., Uxbridge. The 56th Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade with a 2017 Theme of “150 years of Christmas in Canada”!  MORE

Oshawa Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oshawa Parade Route, King Street to Bond Street, Oshawa Ontario
Santa’s Parade of Lights Oshawa – community groups and businesses get together to wish Oshawa a Merry Christmas! MORE

Keswick Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 5pm
Starts at Biscayne Ave. and the Queensway at 1:30pm, follows the Queensway to Metro Rd. and goes up Simcoe St. and ends at Church St. and the Queensway. MORE

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade

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Downtown Collingwood, Ontario
The day features visits with Santa’s reindeer-in-training, Living Christmas Windows, the magical nighttime Santa Claus parade, starting at 5 p.m., and the official lighting of the town’s Christmas Tree, immediately following the parade. MORE

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Toronto Santa Claus Parade, Toronto
Santa Claus is coming to town! Catch a glimpse of the man in red at the Toronto Santa Claus Parade in Toronto. The Santa Claus Parade is the longest running and largest children’s parade in the world. MORE

Newcastle Santa Parade

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Newcastle Santa Parade is a wonderful event starting with a fantastic fireworks display at 5:30 pm followed by 70 entries that range from marching bands, to clowns and beautifully light up floats that children of all ages enjoy. MORE

Orillia Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Downtown Orillia, Runs along Mississaga Street in Downtown Orillia, ON
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself celebrate Memories of Christmas! 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia. MORE

Main Street Markham Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 11:00am
Main Street Markham, Hwy 48 (North of Hwy 7), Markham, ON
Come and enjoy live music and entertainment, Help Light the 30′ foot Christmas Tree and watch Fireworks!! Main Street Markham will be closed from Hwy 7 to Bullock all day. MORE

Pickering Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Glenanna Road, Pickering, ON
The Kinsmen and Kinette Club of Pickering hosts this annual event in downtown Pickering. MORE

Aurora Santa Under the Stars Parade

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yonge Street Aurora,Aurora,Ontario
Dress up in your winter woolies and join us for this year’s evening parade as Santa heads south along Yonge Street from Orchard Height Blvd. to Murray Drive. MORE

Ajax Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Heritage Square, Town Hall, 65 Harwood Avenue S, Ajax, ON
Once again, Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”. MORE

Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas & Candlelight Parade

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Historic Main Street Unionville, Main Street, Unionville, ON
Join us on the evening of Friday, December 4th, 2015 for the annual Candlelight Parade to witness Main Street Unionville come to life. With festive parade floats, bands, dance troupes, and the guest of honour, Santa Claus, it is a magical night for all. Don’t miss your chance to meet Santa after the parade at the Millennium Band Stand! MORE

Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 5pm
Jackson’s Point, Georgina, ON
Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights – This sparkling parade starts at 5pm, see event details for new route for 2017. MORE

Whitby Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brock St, from Manning Rd to Trent St., Whitby, Whitby, ON
Approximately 20,000 people line Brock Street each year to watch the marching bands, dance groups, floats, clowns and musical entertainment – all in anticipation of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer. MORE

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Port Perry Parade, Port Perry, ON
One of the largest and best ‘twilight’ parades in Durham Region. Don’t miss this exciting and colourful event. MORE

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