Santa Claus Parades in Niagara

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 14, 2020 @ 3-5pm
The holiday spirit is alive in Niagara Falls! Join us for our new Santa Claus Parade Drive Through! We are changing it up to keep you safe and bring joy and happiness to help kick off the holiday season!
The parade format is a “reverse parade” where performers will be stationary while spectators drive or ride past in their vehicles. Niagara Transit will provide a FREE Santa Shuttle along Queen Street so you don’t need a car to enjoy all the entertainment: dancers, jugglers, stilt walkers, superheroes, colourful inflatables, community groups, music, and of course, good old Santa Claus as the Grand Finale!

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FORT ERIE Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 16, 2019 @ 4 pm
Jarvis Street to (left) Central Avenue. Central Avenue ending at Catherine Street.
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WELLAND Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 16, 2019 @ 4 pm

Welland’s annual Santa Claus Parade begins at 4pm at Canadian Tire Financial Services travelling west towards Civic Square. Along the route, Canada Post carriers will be collecting letters to Santa and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will be collecting donations for the Welland Open Arms Mission.

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 Disney’s Muppet Christmas Carol on the big screen at Civic Square.

Help decorate the 2019 Mitten Tree at Civic Square.

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ST. CATHARINES Santa Claus Parade

Sunday November 17, 2019 @ 4:45 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, left on James Street, travels along James Street, left on Church Street, ends at City Hall.

Free family skate at Meridian Centre 2pm-4pm.

Tree Lighting Celebration at Market Square from 4pm to 7pm

  • Visit with Santa & Mrs Claus – bring your own camera for photos with Santa from 5pm-5:45pm & 6:15pm to 7pm.
  • Join Hotel Dieu Shaver as they flip the holiday switch and officially light the Holiday Tree at City Hall.
  • Kids Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Inflatables
  • Food Trucks & Vendors

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SMITHVILLE Santa Claus Parade


THOROLD Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 30, 2019 @ 4 pm
The 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.
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GRIMSBY Santa Claus Parade

Saturday December 7, 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Eastbound along Livingston Avenue/Main Street West starting at Blessed Trinity Secondary School and ending at the Ontario Street intersection.
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PORT COLBORNE Santa Claus Parade

Saturday December 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Join the Downtown BIA as they welcome Santa to Port Colborne.  He will arrive by tugboat at approximately 1 p.m. near West Street and Charlotte Street.  Santa will make his way down Charlotte Street to the Guild Hall where there will be free arts and crafts, free hot chocolate and cookies and the chance to have your picture taken with Santa (for a small fee). Great fun for the whole family that winds up around 3 p.m.
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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Santa Claus Parade

Saturday December 14, 2019 @ 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.
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PELHAM Santa Claus Parade

Saturday December 14, 2019 @ 1 pm
Starting at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (1040 Balfour St., Fenwick) heading North on Balfour Street to Canboro Road, West on Canboro Road to Church Street, South on Church Street to Centennial Park (999 Church St., Fenwick).
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