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Head north of Toronto for a fresh and colourful season of lights, festive shopping and Santa Claus Parades during November and December end of fall and the beginning of winter. Jolly Saint Nick will be making his annual visit to many of the rural Ontario towns, cities and villages north of Toronto. Enjoy exceptional old fashioned Christmas holiday hospitality

Santa Claus Parade

Additional Canada Santa Claus Parades are taking place in many Canadian Provinces.  One of the largest is the Toronto Santa Claus Parade in Ontario

 

The magic of Santa continues to amaze children of all ages and brings families together for outdoor early Christmas season fun. See November Santa Claus Parades or December Santa Claus Parades. coordinate your Santa Parade with a festivals of light events and festive season activities. For a unique Christmas gift idea click on our Christmas bazaar page.

Many of the festivals of lights and lighting ceremonies are tied into local Santa Claus parades, Christmas pageants & festivals of light events and activities. See a list of Christmas New Year Getaways or plan your winter family vacation getaway.

2015 Santa Claus Parades

November 2015

Port Perry Candlelight Walk & Tree Lighting
November 20
One of the largest parades in Durham Region.

Timmins Santa Claus Parade
November 7

Gorgeous Parade of lights. 
Stay at resort, inns, hotels  Timmins 

Light Up Night& Santa Claus Parade
November 13
Light Up Night is the night that we all get together and light up the Christmas tree on Queen Street in Cookstown. After that there is caroling and all the shops are open late. Bring the kids to see Santa Clause as he will be there before his appearance in our Light Up Night parade. The parade will have an assortment of floats all lit up and will proceed down Queen Street. Come and get into the holiday spirit with our Light Up Night. 
Alliston Accommodation

Bala Santa Claus Parade
November 14
Parade winds through the streets of Bala. Visit Santa after the parade at Bala Community Centre - plus a free skate for all at the arena!
More information on Muskoka Tourism
Stay at resorts, inn, hotels Bala-Torrance,  Port Carling

Annual Barrie Santa Claus Parade
November 21

Annual Santa Claus parade  Theme “Christmas Past, Present & Future”
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Barrie, Ontario

Angus Santa Claus Parade
November 14

Ho! Ho! Ho! The annual Angus Santa Claus parade will be held on November 14th at 10 a.m. Floats will be travelling along Mill Street to the Essa Arena. Don’t forget to stop at the arena for hot dogs, cookies, drinks and your photo with Santa.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade
November 21
Accommodations in Alliston, ON

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
November 21
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in nearby Alliston

Keswick Santa Claus Parade
November 21 

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
November 14
This year’s theme is: Kin Family Parade

Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
November 15
Bring the kids to Queen Street for treats, floats, clowns and, of course, the man in red! 
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Lakefield

Orillia Candlelight Parade & Tree Lightins
November 20
Hundreds of children, led by the Town Crier, carry electric candles & carol through downtown to turn on the giant Opera House Christmas tree & light the way for Santa! Free treats & hot chocolate! 6:30 pm, Downtown Orillia.
More information on Ontario's Lake Country Tourism
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
November 22
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas

Cobourg Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
On Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen! They will be there with the star attraction, at the annual Santa Claus Parade! Free family fun for the whole family.

Alliston Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
November 21
This year’s theme is It's an Animal Christmas
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, Ontario,

Haliburton Santa Claus Parade
Haliburton, ON
2015 TBA
The Haliburton Village Santa Claus Parade. Another night-time spectacle of lights and music. Sparkling lights, floats, marchers, horses and bands all bringing in the Festive Season. Main Street, The Village of Haliburton.
More information on the Haliburton Highlands Tourism
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Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Haliburton

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade
November 21 

Twinkling lights, a nip in the air, and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season set the stage for the Rotary Santa Claus Parade. Traditionally attracting more than 35 entries and more than 7,000 spectators, the parade is recognized by the community as Sault Ste. Marie's official kick-off to the Christmas season.

Ottawa Help Santa Toy Parade
November 21
From Canadian War Museum along Wellington Street to Ottawa City Hall
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa 

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
November 22
Join us for one of the largest Christmas parades north of Toronto! Over 100 floats & bands, & of course, Santa himself, bring "Santa's Workshop" to life.
More information on Ontario's Lake Country Tourism
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia

North Bay Santa Claus Parade
November 22
This year's theme is Candy Land
stay at resorts, inn, hotels North Bay

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
Christmas Launch All Day, Throughout Collingwood Downtown. Come to Collingwood’s Historic Downtown as it transforms into a wintery playground with dazzling holiday lighting installations, seasonal winter magical banners and a day filled with unique signature events – all to launch the holiday season. The day features a Holiday Farmers’ Market, Visits with Santa’s reindeer-in-training, Living Christmas Windows, the magical nighttime Santa Claus parade, and the official lighting of the town’s Christmas Tree.
stay at inns, resorts hotels Collingwood

Minden Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
Sponsored by the Township of Minden Hills in partnership with its volunteers, local businesses and organizations. Come and meet santa after the parade, hot chocolate, free photographs with santa, treats...lots of fun for the kids and kids at heart! Hope to see you there! Parade route from the public parking lot, Newcastle Street to Bobcaygeon Road, north on Bobcaygeon to Parkside and right to the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena.
Stay at resorts, inns, hotelsMinden
More information on the Haliburton Highlands Tourism
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Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Haliburton

Port Carling Santa Claus Parade 
2015 TBA

Come watch the Santa Claus Parade then after come into the Community Centre to visit Santa, have hot dogs and hot chocolate, take part in cookie decorating, face painting tree decorating, and carol singing. 
More information on Muskoka Tourism
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Port Carling

Aurora Santa Under the Stars Parade
November 28
Dress up in your winter woollies with a cup of hot chocolate and join us for this year's evening parade as Santa comes to town.​

Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston

Mactier Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
From the Fire Hall, along High St towards the Community Centre then along Muskoka Rd back to the Fire Hall. After the parade there will be free public skating, free hot dogs and hot chocolate & pictures with Santa at the Community Centre
More information on Muskoka Tourism
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels Mactier

Barry’s Bay Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
More information on the Ottawa Valley Tourism
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Barry’s Bay

Fenelon Falls Santa Day
November 28 
Visit with Santa at his house starting at 10:00am if he's there, or, you may find him at his workshop in the new Community Centre. Come see Santa for a free photo an a candy cane treat. Join us for a full day of family activities,
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas

Midland Santa Claus Parade
November 28
Dowtown Midland
More information on Midland Tourism
Stay at resorts, inn, hotels Midland

Huntsville Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
The Huntsville Santa Claus Parade starts in downtown Huntsville at 7:00 pm and travels to Huntsville Place Mall.
More information on Muskoka Tourism
Stay at resorts, inn, hotels Huntsville

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Wasaga Beach

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
November 28
The visit with Santa will be held at the Gravenhurst Opera - Trillium Court starting at 12:30 pm followed b a free traditional Christmas movie upstairs in the theatre starting at 2:00 pm
More information on Muskoka Tourism
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Gravenhust  

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Parry Sound 

December 2015

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade
December 5
One of the largest parades in Durham Region.

Bancroft Santa Claus Parade
December 5

Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Bancroft

Bracebridge Santa Claus Parade
December 6
Theme: Be a Gift to the World
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Bracebridge

Peterborough Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA

Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Peterborough

Meaford Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
The Annual Meaford Santa Claus Parade delights young and old alike, thanks to the hard work of the Kinsmen Club.
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels in area Walter's Falls

Perth Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa
More information on the Ottawa Valley Tourism

Schomberg "A Main Street Christmas" Santa Claus Parades
2015 TBA

One Santa Claus Parade kicks off "A Main Street Christmas" and the other, the Farmers' Parade of Lights, brings this wonderful event to a close

Bobcaygeon Santa Claus Parade
2015 TBA
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas

A Portage Flyer Christmas - Evening train ride to Santa  
December 19

Muskoka Heritage Place, Train Station
More information on Muskoka Tourism
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Huntsville


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