Santa Claus Parade

Niagara Falls Santa Parade

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, November 14, 2020!

New! This year our parade will run from 3 to 5 p.m.

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!

Project SHARE will be on site to collect cash donations and non-perishable food items.

Let your holiday spirit shine and join us for the new Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade Drive Through! Read our full Media Release.

Watch Mayor Diodati and Santa Claus discuss the Drive Through Parade and more!


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Official Christmas Tree Proclamation & Lighting Ceremony

We are proud to partner with Niagara Health Foundation for the launch of their annual holiday campaign, Celebration of Lights. Funds raised during this campaign directly support Niagara Health's five hospital sites. Please join us virtually for our Official Christmas Tree Proclamation and Lighting ceremony at City Hall on Saturday November 14th at 5 p.m. Watch the live stream!

Read our Media Release (Nov 12, 2020)

feo100-20The Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade is one of the TOP 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario.

Scroll down to view highlights from past parades....

Thank you to everyone who participated in The 2019 Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade!

Special thanks to Niagara College Broadcasting Students for hosting, filming and live streaming the 2019 Parade!

Recap of the 2019 Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus is coming to town! The Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade featured 12 amazing marching bands, lots of colourful floats, great mascots, dazzling entertainers, local high schools with their fabulous floats, community groups, and our Grand Finale - Santa Claus! The Parade kicked off at 11:00 am sharp, and travelled from Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street, and then north along Victoria to Valley Way, turned right (east) onto Queen Street, and ended just past City Hall at Queen and Erie.

Immediately after the Parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus were at Niagara Falls City in a giant 30' igloo for a Meet & Greet. There was free face painting, caricatures, and the chance to meet some our wonderful sponsors!

Santa Carpool Karaoke 

Check out this fun video! Thank you to Niagara College Broadcasting students for their work on this special project. Another thank you to Santa's elves, our mysterious driver, the Westlane Concert Band, and of course - Santa! @nfsantaparade (under the Spotlight videos)

Niagara College Broadcasting Students will be hosting, filming and live streaming the parade on the City of Niagara Falls website. YourTV will carry the parade live on Ch. 700. Replay dates to be announced.   

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa dropped in to see some of our sponsors

 Niagara Air Bus generously provided the transportation, Sheri Armstrong provided the filming and John from Studio 55 Digital kindly donated his time to edit the videos and write the original score for the compilation. The videos are being posted to our Twitter and Facebook pages, and Instagram. Please enjoy the videos, and remember to share! Facebook Event Page, @niagarafalls on TwitterNiagara Falls Instagram #nfsantaparade

Join in the Fun! Volunteer for the Parade! Gain great experience, meet new friends, and collect volunteer hours!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering, however, due to the covid-19 situation, we are limiting the number of volunteers this year. You are welcome to contact the Recreation & Culture office for more information by emailing [email protected]