Santa Claus Parade

2021 Parade details coming soon!

Niagara Falls Santa Parade

The 2020 Niagara Falls Santa Claus  Drive-Through Parade was made possible thanks to our generous Sponsors and Supporters.

Special thanks to Niagara College Broadcasting and YourTV for covering the parade. Parade coverage aired on YourTV (Cable 10/ HD Cable 700) December 14 at 8 p.m. and December 22 at 8:30 p.m. The broadcast can also be viewed below: 

Santa Claus returns to Niagara Falls!

We're bringing Santa safely to Dufferin Islands every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday beginning Thursday, December 3 until Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Drive by and wave hello between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on these special days.

Special thanks to Niagara Parks for their assistance in bringing Santa safely to Niagara Falls!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Stay safe everyone!


The 2020 Niagara Falls Santa Claus Drive-Through Parade was held Saturday, November 14 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Special thanks to all involved with the 2020 Drive-Through Parade!

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 parade media release.

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


2020 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 14, 2020 at 5 p.m. Watch the tree lighting live stream!

Read our tree lighting 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! Check out our Facebook Event (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! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and 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.