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Santa Claus Parades

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,

Also see parade information in British ColumbiaManitobaNewBrunswickNova ScotiaQuebecSaskatchewan

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.

November Santa Claus Parades, December Santa Claus Parades.

2013 Santa Claus Parades

November 2013

Timmins Santa Claus Parade 
November 2, 2013  6pm

Gorgeous Parade of lights. 
stay at resort, inns, hotels  Timmins, Ontario

Light Up Night 2013 & Santa Claus Parade 
Cookstown, ON   Alliston Accommodation
November 8, 2013 6pm to 10pm

  • Town Crier & Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30pm
  • Lights, Storefront Decorations, Roving Carolers
  • Delicious Treats, Christmas Wares, Shopping
  • Parade at 8:30pm featuring Georgian Bay Steam Show!
  • Visit with Santa Claus from 6 to 8pm and mail your letter!
  • Around the Corners Studio Tour, November 8-10 Sponsored by the Cookstown Chamber of Commerce
    See Photos of 2009 Cookstown Christimas Windows, Tree Lighting and Parade

Bala Santa Claus Parade
Muskoka information
November 16, 2013  1pm
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!
stay at resorts, inn, hotels Bala-Torrance,  Port Carling

Annual Barrie Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013  5:00 pm

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

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013   5:30 pm
This year’s theme is “”It's an Animal Christmas 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, Ontario,

Angus Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013 10am

Ho! Ho! Ho! The annual Angus Santa Claus parade will be held on November 16th 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 16, 2013  6:30 pm
Accommodations in Alliston, ON

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013   11am
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in nearby Alliston   

Keswick Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013   1:30pm – 3:30pm 

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013

Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2013  1:30pm
Bring the kids to Queen Street for treats, floats, clowns and, of course, the man in red! 
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Lakefield, ON

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2013 2pm
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas, Ontario

Cobourg Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2013   2pm
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.

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013  6pm 

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 23, 2013   5pm
From Canadian War Museum along Wellington Street to Ottawa City Hall
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa, ON 

Kingston Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013  Nighttime Santa Parade  5pm 

Come on out and enjoy the lights and magic of this parade along downtown Princess Street.

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2013
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
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, Ontario,

North Bay Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2013 12pm
This year's theme is Candy Land
stay at resorts, inn, hotels North Bay, Ontario,

Haliburton Santa Claus Parade
Haliburton, ON
November 22, 2013
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
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Haliburton, Ontario,

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013 5pm
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, ON

Minden Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013 11:30am 
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, hotels Minden, ON
more information on the Haliburton Highlands

Alliston Santa Claus Parade
November 23,  2013  6pm
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Port Carling Santa Claus Parade 
November 23, 2013

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. 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Port Carling, ON

Aurora Santa Claus Parade
November 23,  2013 6pm
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013 5pm 
One of the largest parades in Durham Region

Mactier Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2013 1pm
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
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Mactier, ON

Barry’s Bay Santa Claus Parade
November 23 2013
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Barry’s Bay, ON

Pembroke Santa Claus Parade 
November 30, 2013 5:30pm
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa, ON,
more information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Fenelon Falls Santa Claus Parade
November 30, 2013  5:00pm 
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, Ontario

Huntsville Santa Claus Parade
November 29, 2013   7pm
The Huntsville Santa Claus Parade starts in downtown Huntsville at 7:00 pm and travels to Huntsville Place Mall.
Stay at resorts, inn, hotels, Huntsville, ON 

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade
November 30, 2013 2pm 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Wasaga Beach, ON

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
November 30, 2013
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
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Gravenhust, ON,  

Whitney Santa Claus Parade
November 30, 2013
Stay at inns, resorts hotels in Whitney, ON

December 2013

Bancroft Santa Claus Parade
December 7, 2013

stay at resorts, inns, hotels 
Bancroft, ON

Midland Santa Claus Parade
November 30, 2013 at 11:00 am
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade
November 30, 2013
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Parry Sound, ON 

Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
Bracebridge, Ontario
December 1, 2013 1pm
Theme: "The Night Before Christmas
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Bracebridge, ON

Peterborough Santa Claus Parade
Peterborough, ON
December 7, 2013 
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Peterborough, ON

Meaford Santa Claus Parade
December 7, 2013  6:30 pm
The Annual Meaford Santa Claus Parade delights young and old alike, thanks to the hard work of the Kinsmen Club.
Now, the parade has a special "twinkle" about it... it's held at night. The celebration will take place Saturday December 1, at 6:30 pm. It starts at Olivet Baptist Church and proceeds down Sykes Street past the Town Hall. Local businesses, service groups, churches and organizations prepare an array of creative floats, and of course, the highlight of the parade is Santa Claus, who greets excited children with merriment and candy bags. It's always a night to remember
stay at resorts, inns, hotels in area Walter's Falls

Perth Santa Claus Parade
December 7, 2013 5pm
stay at resorts, inns, hotels 
Ottawa, ON
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

"A Main Street Christmas" Santa Claus Parades
Schomberg, ON
December 7, 2013 3:30 pm
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

Mount Forest Claus Parade
December 6, 2013 7pm

Bobcaygeon Santa Claus Parade
December 14, 2013 5pm
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas, ON

Santa Claus Express South Simcoe Railway (Tottenham)
Share the Magic of Christmas... ride the SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS!
Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th
Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th
Saturday December 21st and Sunday December 22nd
Advance reservations available 
Departures at 10:00am11:30am1:00pm and 2:30pm. Special event fares apply. Tickets on sale November 1st either on-line or by telephone.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

A Portage Flyer Christmas - Evening train ride to Santa  
at Muskoka Heritage Place 
Huntsville, ON
Sunday, December 21, 2013
   5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (last train leaves at 7:30 pm)
$5.00 per person (child or adult) tax included
$5.00 per person 
An evening of magic with all the joy & hope, sparkle, twinkle & dazzle of the festive season Last chance to tell Santa your side of the story!
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Huntsville, ON,

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