Santa Claus Parades in Niagara

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Take the family to a local parade to kick off the holiday season! Here is our list of Santa Claus parades in Niagara:


NIAGARA FALLS Santa Claus Parade 

Saturday November 18, 2017 @ 11 am
The Parade Route begins at 11:00 am on Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street, and travels north along Victoria Avenue, turning right onto Valley Way, right onto Queen Street and ending at Niagara Falls City Hall.
During the Parade:

  • The Salvation Army will be giving away free Hot Chocolate at the Rosberg Family Park.
  • Free Face Painting, Balloons and Caricatures near City Hall.
  • Canada Post will be collecting letters to Santa along the Parade route. Please remember to include a return address, so Santa can answer your letter!
  • Project SHARE will be collecting food donations along the Parade route.

After the Parade at Niagara Falls City Hall:

  • Meet & Greet with Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus.
  • 283 Performing Arts Company will perform immediately before Santa.
  • Enjoy entertainment from Kobbler Jay, Jack Frost and Bella Snow.
  • Free Face Painting, Balloons and Caricatures continues.

More info here

FORT ERIE Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 18, 2017 @ 4 pm
Parade will begin at Jarvis Street to finish with Santa photos and other activities!
More info here

WELLAND Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 18, 2017 @ 4 pm
Parade will begin at Canadian Tire Financial Services (corner of Wellington & East Main Sts) and head West on East Main to the Civic Square.
Back at Civic Square, the fun is just beginning with the lighting of Welland’s Christmas Tree. Here, kids can visit with Santa, while warming up with free hot chocolate and treats. After the parade, why not stay for a showing of Merry Madagascar on the big screen at Civic Square.
More info here

ST. CATHARINES Santa Claus Parade

Sunday November 19, 2017 @ 1 pm
Parade Route: Parade begins on McGuire Street behind the Meridian Centre, travels along McGuire Street, left on Carlisle Street, travels along Carlisle Street, left on St. Paul Street, travels down St. Paul Street to Queen Street, ends at Queen Street.
Meridian Centre – Post Party and Free Skate 2 pm – 4 pm – you don’t have to skate to enjoy the festivities

  • Visit with Santa – bring your own camera for photos with Santa from 2 pm – 4pm.
  • Kids Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Pony Rides (outside)

More info here

SMITHVILLE Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 2 pm
Route: The 27th annual Smithville “Christmas in the Village” Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. leaving the Community Center (Arena) and proceeds along Regional Road 20 (old Highway #20), past Town hall to the intersection of Canborough Road and Regional Road 14.
More info here

THOROLD Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 25, 2017 @ 4 pm
The 27th annual Thorold Santa Claus Parade is a wonderfully early evening night-lit parade beginning at Monsignor Clancy School, traveling down Sullivan Avenue to Front Street, turning left and ending at Regent St.
More info here

GRIMSBY Santa Claus Parade

Saturday December 2, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
Parade will travel eastbound along Livingston Ave/ Main St W at Town Hall, and ending at the Ontario St intersection.
More info here

PORT COLBORNE Santa Claus Parade

Sunday December 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Parade will begin at Port Colborne High School and finishes at Market Square on Charlotte St. Children are then welcome to visit with Santa at Guild Hall.
More info here

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Santa Claus Parade

Saturday December 9, 2017 @ 11 am
Parade will begin at the corner of King and Centre Sts and travel to Castlereagh St, turn right on Castlereagh, then left on Wellington, left again on Byron, left on Simcoe and left again onto Queen St.
More info here

PELHAM Santa Claus Parade

Saturday December 9, 2017 @ 1 pm
Starting at Bethany Christian Reform Church (1086 Balfour St., Fenwick) heading North on Balfour Street to Canboro Road, West on Canboro Road to Church Street, North on Church Street to Centennial Park (999 Church St., Fenwick). Join us at Centennial Park after the parade until 4pm for post celebrations- including food and activities! All are welcome!
More info here



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