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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.

November Santa Claus Parades, December Santa Claus Parades.

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blue-mountain-village-jingles-and-joyBlue Mountains

Jingles & Joy - December 1 - 31
Tis the time for Jingles & Joy in Ontario’s largest Village. Join Blue Mountain Village throughout December for family Joy! As they celebrate with free family fireworks display every Saturday in December at 8pm plus visits from Santa weekends 1-4pm, Horse & Wagon rides weekends 1-3pm and strolling carollers creating a festive shopping atmosphere weekend afternoons and some evenings. All month long! Christmas Eve fireworks also at 8pm and 40 restaurants and shops open daily 365 days a year.
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Annual Festival of Trees - December 4 - 7
Location: Tweed Hungerford Agricultural Building, 617 Louisa St., Tweed
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Annual Santa Claus Parade - Saturday, December 6
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2014 Santa Claus Parades

December 2014

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade
December 6th, 2014 5pm 
One of the largest parades in Durham Region

Bancroft Santa Claus Parade
December 13, 2014

stay at resorts, inns, hotels 
Bancroft, ON

Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
Bracebridge, Ontario
December 7, 2014 1pm
Theme: "The Night Before Christmas
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Bracebridge, ON

Peterborough Santa Claus Parade
Peterborough, ON
December 6thm 2014

Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Peterborough, ON

Meaford Santa Claus Parade
Decembe 6th, 2014  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 6, 2014 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 6, 2014
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
December 13, 2014 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!
excursions run November 29 and 30, and December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 with four departures daily (10am,11:30,1pm and 2:30).
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

A Portage Flyer Christmas - Evening train ride to Santa  
at Muskoka Heritage Place 
Huntsville, ON
Sunday, December 20, 2014
Muskoka Heritage Place, Train Station
100 Forbes Hill Drive Huntsville (beside the Active Living Centre)
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
Parking at the Huntsville High School, Canada Summit Centre, Active Living Centre or directly across the street from the event.
No advance ticket sales or reserve seating. Arrive and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last) and purchase your tickets enroute to boarding.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Huntsville, ON,

Past Events

November 2014

Timmins Santa Claus Parade 
November 8, 2014  6pm

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

Light Up Night 2014 & Santa Claus Parade
Cookstown, ON   Alliston Accommodation
November 14, 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 15, 2014  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 15th, 2014  5:00 pm

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

Angus Santa Claus Parade
November 15, 2015 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 15, 2014  6:30 pm
Accommodations in Alliston, ON

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
November 15, 2014   11am
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in nearby Alliston   

Keswick Santa Claus Parade
November 15, 2014   1:30pm – 3:30pm 

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
November 15, 2014

Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2014  1:00pm
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 16, 2014 2:00pm
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas, Ontario

Cobourg Santa Claus Parade
Sunday November 16, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
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
Saturday November 15, 2014
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
November 22, 2014   5:30 pm
This year’s theme is “”It's an Animal Christmas 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, Ontario,

Haliburton Santa Claus Parade
Haliburton, ON
November 21, 2014
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,

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade
November 22, 2014  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 22, 2014  11am
From Canadian War Museum along Wellington Street to Ottawa City Hall
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa, ON 

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2014 1:00pm
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 23, 2014 12pm
This year's theme is Candy Land
stay at resorts, inn, hotels North Bay, Ontario,

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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
Saturday, November 22nd at 11:30 am.
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

Port Carling Santa Claus Parade 
November 22, 2014

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 22,  2014 6pm
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Mactier Santa Claus Parade
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 22, 2014
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Barry’s Bay, ON

Fenelon Falls Santa Claus Parade
November 22, 2014  6:00pm 
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


Annual Tree Lighting - Thursday, November 27
Beside the Midland Public Library
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Annual Santa Claus Parade - Saturday, November 29
King Street, Downtown Midland
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Huntsville Santa Claus Parade
November 28, 2014   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 29, 2014 2pm 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Wasaga Beach, ON

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
November 29, 2014
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,  

Midland Santa Claus Parade
November 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade
November 29th, 2014
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Parry Sound, ON 

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Christmas in Craighurst – Friday, November 21
Bring the entire family along to get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy special discounts, offers, treats, and tours at local businesses
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Children’s Candlelight Parade & Tree Lighting – Friday, November 21
Hundreds of children, led by the Town Crier, carry glow lights and carol through Downtown Orillia to turn on the giant Opera House Christmas tree and light the way for Santa!
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Orillia Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, November 23
One of the largest Christmas parades north of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands and Santa himself!
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haliburton-highlands-logoMy Haliburton Highlands

Santa Claus Parade - Friday, November 21
Haliburton Village, The Haliburton Village BIA and the Haliburton Lions Club are pleased to present a wonderful evening parade! Back this year: the Kawartha Kavaliers, the Kawartha Drum and Bugle Band and the Silver Flutes!
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