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When and Where Santa's Coming to Town

Posted Nov 12th, 2017 in Connecting Niagara, Festivals and Events, Culture, welland, st. catharines, niagara falls, fort erie, fonthill, port colborne, wainfleet

When and Where Santa's Coming to Town

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You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is comin' to town. Niagara Santa Claus Parade listings

An all-time favourite event for young and young-at-heart is the local Santa Claus Parade. We've put together a list of parades coming up in Niagara to get you in the Holiday Spirit and enjoy some family time as well!

parade listings 2017 st catharines, niagara falls, niagara, grimsby, port colborne, welland, fort erie,

Fort-erie-santa-claus-paradeFort Erie Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Start Time: 4:00 PM

Route begins at Jarvis Street & Niagara Boulevard, proceeds to Central Avenue, and South to Catherine Street. Pre-parade entertainment from 2pm-4pm on Jarvis Street. 


Welland Santa Claus ParadeWelland Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm

Join in the fun as Welland welcomes Santa Claus!
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 Merry Madagascar on the big screen at Civic Square.

More details: 

St. Catharines Santa Claus ParadeSt. Catharines Santa Claus Parade

Date: Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. (rain, snow or shine)

Please bring a non-perishable food item, hats or mittens for Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold.Kids, Canada Post will be collecting letters for Santa along the parade route.

Post-parade events and other details here: 

Smithville Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Thorold Santa Parade 

Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm 

In its 27th year, the Thorold Santa Claus Parade is Thorold’s largest Winter event.  The parade has been a great success thanks to the support of the many businesses and organizations that participate each year.

On Saturday, November 25th, parade-goers can count on big bands, big floats and various community groups to dazzle them - with colourful Christmas lights and music that will entertain the whole family.

The Historic Thorold Santa Claus Parade Committee invites you to join us! Participate in the parade, become a sponsor, volunteer - we can’t do it without you!

More Details: 

Port Colborne Santa Claus ParadePort Colborne Lighted Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm


Grimsby Santa Claus ParadeGrimsby Santa Claus Parade

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 5:15 pm

The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is one of the longest running events in Grimsby.

The parade was once a morning event, but in the year 2000 the parade was moved to an evening event to celebrate the millenium. It was such a success that it has remained an evening event ever since.

Each year the parade consists of approximatley 90 entries which includes community floats, walking groups, marching bands and various entertainment.

The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is the perfect kickoff to your holiday celebrations - dont' miss it!


Niagara-on-the-ake Santa Claus ParadeNiagara-on-the-lake Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, December 9th 2017 

Time: 11:00 AM  

Santa comes to town.  The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Parade Committee presents one of Ontario's best Santa Claus Parades.

Parade Route and other details here: 

Pelham Santa Claus Parade 

Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

PARADE ROUTE: 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! 


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