Before you know it, Santa will be here! Santa is changing some of his parade plans due to the pandemic, but he is making his arrival known both traditionally and in modified appearances throughout Niagara. Here is a list of the upcoming Niagara Region Santa Claus Parades:
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at 4:00 pm
The Santa Claus parade starts at 4:00 pm at Victoria Avenue and Armoury Street and will travel to Valley Way, turn right on Queen Street, and end at city hall with a tree lighting ceremony at 5:45 pm.
Once the tree is lit, the outdoor Niagara Falls Christmas Market will officially begin, featuring artisanal vendors.
Welland Santa Claus Parade
Santa WILL be making an appearance during the “Christmas Market” at the Welland Farmers Market on Saturday’s from November 27th to December 18th, 2021.
St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade
There will be no parade again this year, however his elves are busy planning a winter celebration and word has it, Santa will be there during the “Let it Glow: A Celebration of Light” event that runs from December 10th, 2021 to January 9th, 2022. More information TBA.
Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 5:00 pm
The Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade is back, although details are still yet to be determined. The parade will finalize at Jarvis Street, but the rest of the route is up in the air. However, expect to see traditional floats, marching bands, and Santa himself.
West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at 5:00 pm
2021 presents the 2nd Annual Lighting Competition, “West Lincoln Sparkles”, a drive-thru parade at the West Niagara Agricultural Society Centre & Fairgrounds at 7402 Mud Street W. Grassie (themed “A Country Christmas”). There will be a coloring contest for the kids and drop-off locations for special letters to Santa. More detailed information regarding these events will be made available on November 12th.
The drive-thru entrance will be at Grimsby Mountain Road.
Thorold Santa Claus Parade
The parade is cancelled again for 2021, however Christmas festivities will still be happening in Downtown Thorold with a light display for starters, and a surprise to be announced shortly.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Grimsby Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 5:15 pm
Route: Eastbound along Livingston Avenue/Main Street West starting at Blessed Trinity Secondary School and ending at the Ontario Street intersection.
Port Colborne Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 6:30 pm
This year the City of Port Colborne will be celebrating Christmas with a Reverse Lighted Santa Claus Parade at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park. The parade route will be created to allow vehicles to drive through the parade route and view the stationary brightly lit floats throughout the park. There is also walking paths throughout the park for viewers on foot to enjoy.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade
The parade is cancelled for 2021, however Niagara-on-the-Lake will present “Santa Around The Town”. Santa Claus will journey through all five Niagara-on-the-Lake communities on a festive float in December. More details to come!
Pelham Santa Claus Parade
Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Route: Starts at Bethany Christian Reformed Church on Balfour Street to Canboro Road, through the downtown core of Fenwick to Church St. The parade finishes at Centennial Park.
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