Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus Parade 2024 | 4:00 p.m.

As always the parade will feature bands, floats, characters, performers and, of course, Santa Claus! See below for the official route. The parade will run rain or shine.

Niagara Health Foundation Tree Lighting | 5:15 p.m.

Immediately following the parade, the Niagara Health Foundation Tree Lighting will take place in Centennial Square at City Hall. Sponsored by Alectra, the tree lighting officially kicks off Niagara Health Foundation’s annual Celebration of Lights to raise funds for urgently needed equipment at our local hospitals.

Santa Claus Meet & Greet Presented by Niagara Helicopters | 5:30 p.m. (immediately following the tree lighting)

After the tree lighting, at approximately 5:30 p.m., residents are invited to remain in Centennial Square for a meet & greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, presented by Niagara Helicopters. The event will feature live entertainment, hot chocolate, food trucks and more!

Parade Entries

Looking to enter your Community Organization or Business in the Parade? 


We couldn't host any of our great events without great volunteers! Those interested in volunteering are asked to fill out the Registration Form and Waiver linked here.

Route & Road Closures

The parade will commence on Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street, heading northbound on Victoria to Valley Way. The route will then veer from Valley Way onto Queen Street, ending at Centennial Square in front of City Hall.

Map of Santa Claus Parade route.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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