2013 Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

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Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

 

            2013 Santa Claus Parades Across Ontario

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Our guide to over 150 parades across Ontario

Take the family to a local parade to kick off the holiday season and deliver the kiddies letters to Santa via the Canada Post elves along the parade route!

NORTHERN ONTARIO    EASTERN ONTARIO     OTTAWA REGION     GTA

CENTRAL ONTARIO     SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO     NIAGARA REGION

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

NORTHERN ONTARIO 

Espanola Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 7:00am

Fort Frances Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 10:00am

Gore Bay Santa Claus Parade – December 21st  @ 7:30pm

Kenora Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 5:30pm 

Kirkland Lake Santa Clause Parade – November 22nd @ 7:00pm

North Bay Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @ 12:00pm

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 4:30pm

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade – 
November 23rd @ 6:00pm 

Sturgeon Falls Parade of Lights – December 6th @ 6:30pm

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
 – November 16th @ 5:30 pm

Thunder Bay Santa Claus Parade – November 17th @10:00am

Timmins Santa Claus Parade – November 2nd @ 2:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

EASTERN ONTARIO

Pembroke Santa Claus Parade of Lights 
- November 30th @ 5:30pm

Frankford Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 2:00pm

Kingston Santa Claus Parade
 – November 23rd  @ 5:00 pm

Almonte Santa Claus Parade – December 8th @ 1:30pm

Belleville Santa Claus Parade – November 17th @ 
4:30pm

Brockville Santa’s Arrival Parade
 – November 30th @ 2:00 pm

Bloomfield Santa Claus Parade 
- November 29th @ 6:30 pm

Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 5:00pm

Carp Santa Clause Parade – December 14th @ 12:00pm

Cornwall Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 5:00pm

Deep River Santa Claus Parade of Lights – December 7th @ 5:30pm

Gananoque Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 5:30pm

Merrickville Santa Claus Parade – December 21st @ 1:00pm

Napanee Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 6:30pm

Pakenham Santa Claus Parade  – December 7th @ 1:00pm

Perth Santa Claus Parade
 – December 7th @ 5:00pm

Picton Santa Claus Parade
 – December 1st @ 2:00 pm

Prescott Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 7:00pm

Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 5:30pm

Stittsville Parade of Lights – November 30th @ 6:30pm  


Trenton Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @ 4:30pm

Vankleek Hill Christmas Parade of Lights 
- December 6th @ Time TBA

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OTTAWA REGION

Arnprior Santa Clause Parade – November 30th @ 6:00pm

Eganville Santa Claus Parade – December 15th @ 1:00pm

Ottawa Help Santa Toy Parade
 – November 23rd @ 11:00am

Kanata Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 10:00am

Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade – December 1st @ 5:30pm

Gatineau Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 7:00pm

Orleans Santa’s Parade of Lights – November 30th @ 6:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

GTA

Acton Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 1:00pm

Ajax Santa Claus Parade – November 9th @ 6:00pm

Aurora Santa Claus Parade 
- November 23 @ 6:00pm

Bolton Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 11:00am

Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 10:30am

Brampton Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 5:00pm

Burlington Santa Claus Parade – December 1st @ 2:00pm

Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 10:00am

Georgetown Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 5:00pm

Keswick Santa Claus Parade
 – November 16th @ 1:30pm

Markham Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 11:00am

Milton Santa Claus Parade – November 17th @ 1:30pm

Mississauga Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @ 1:00pm

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade – November 17th @ 5:30pm

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
 – November 14th @ 7:00pm.

Oakville Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 9:00 am

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
 – November 16th @ 5:00pm

Oshawa Santa Claus Parade
 – November 16th @ 6:00pm

Pickering Santa Claus Parade – November 9th @ 12:00 pm

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 5:00pm

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @1:30pm

Toronto Santa Claus Parade – November 17th @12:30pm

Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 11:00am

Vaughan Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @ 2:00pm

Whitby Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 10:00am

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

CENTRAL ONTARIO

Alliston Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 6:00pm

Apsley Santa Clause Parade – December 1st @2:00pm

Bala Santa Claus Parade
 – November 16th  @ 1:00pm

Barrie Santa Claus Parade
 – November 16th @ 5:00pm

Bancroft Santa Claus Parade 
- December 7th @2:30pm 

Barry’s Bay Santa Claus Parade
 – November 23rd @ 12:00pm

Bobcaygeon Santa Claus Parade – December 14th @ 5:00pm

Bracebridge Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
 – December 1st @ 1:00pm

Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 6:00 pm

Cobourg Santa Claus Parade
- November 17th @ 2:00pm

Coldwater Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 5:00pm

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade  – November 23rd  @ 5:00 pm

Cookstown Santa Claus Parade  -
 November 8th @ 6:00pm

Fenelon Falls Santa Claus Parade – 
November 30th  @ 5:00pm

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade 
- November 30th @ 11:00am

Huntsville Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 7:00pm

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
 – November 17th @ 2:00pm

Mactier Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @ 3:30pm 

Midland Santa Claus Parade
 – November 30th @ 11:00am

Minden Santa Claus Parade
 – November 23rd @11:30am

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
- November 24th @ 1:00pm

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 4:30pm

Peterborough Santa Claus Parade
 – December 7th @ 4:45pm

Port Carling Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 6:30pm

Port Hope Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 1:00pm

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 1:00pm

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SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Amherstburg Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 6:00pm

Angus Santa Claus Parade
- November 16th @10:00am

Arthur Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 7:00pm

Brantford Santa Claus Parade  – November 30th @ 6:00pm

Brussels Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 5:00pm

Cambridge Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 6:00pm

Chatham Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 6:30pm

Chatsworth Santa Claus Parade – December 22nd @ 10:30am

Dundalk Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 6:00pm

Elora Santa Claus Parade
- November 30th @ 6:00pm

Essex Santa Claus Parade – December 14th @ 6:00pm

Flamborough Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 6:30pm

Fergus Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 1:30pm 

Goderich Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 6:20pm

Guelph Santa Claus Parade – November 17th @ 1:30pm

Grand Valley Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 7:00pm

Hamilton Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 2:00pm

Hanover Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 7:00pm

Harrow Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 7:00pm

Hespler Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 12:00pm

Kincardine Santa Claus Parade
- December 7th @ 
6:30pm

Kingsville Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 6:30pm

Kitchener Waterloo Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 11:00am

Lion’s Head Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 1:00pm

London Santa Claus Parade – November 9th @ 6:00pm

Lucknow Santa Clause Parade – November 29th @ 7:00pm

Markdale Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 1:00pm

Meaford Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 6:30pm

Mount Forest Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 7:00pm

Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade
- November 16th @ 10:00am

Paisley Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 7:00pm

Port Elgin Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 7:00pm

Rockwood Santa Claus Parade of Lights – December 12th @ 7:00pm

Sarnia Santa Claus Parade – December 7th

Schomberg Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 3:30pm

Seaforth Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 7:00pm

Southampton Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 7:00pm

St. Mary’s Kinsmen Club Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 7:00pm

St. Thomas Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 6:00pm

Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 2:00pm

Stratford Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @ 4:30pm

Teeswater Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 6:00pm

Tobermory Santa Claus Parade  – December 14th @ 11:00am

Walkerton Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 7:00pm

Wiarton Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 7:00pm

Windsor Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 6:00pm

Woodstock Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 6:00pm

Zurich Lighted Santa Claus Parade – December 1st @ 5:30pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

NIAGARA REGION

 Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade – November 17th @ 2:00pm

Grimsby Santa Claus Parade – December 7th @ 5:15pm

Hamilton Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 2:00pm

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade – November 16th @ 11:00am

Niagara on the Lake Santa Claus Parade – December 14th @ 11:00am

Pelham Santa Claus Parade – December 14th @ 1:00pm

Port Colborne’s Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 6:30pm

St. Catherines Santa Claus Parade – November 24th @ 2:30pm

Thorold Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 4:00pm

Welland Santa Claus Parade – November 23rd @ 4:00 pm

West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade – November 30th @ 2:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

 

Weekend Fun Guide (April 5-7 2013)

If the rain holds off this weekend it will be a great time to get out for a family bike ride, go for a walk to the park or enjoy one of the many fun events listed in our Weekend Fun Guide.  This weekend’s activities include Dinosaurs, Maple Syrup Festivals, Swan Parades, Fishing Shows, Gem and Mineral Shows and SO much more. Enjoy your family time!

Cineplex Theatres has extended their Saturday Family Favourites until the end of June.  If the rain does decide to bless us with it’s presence (insert eye roll here), why not go grab a classic family flick for only $2.50 Saturday at 11:00am.   http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Burlington

Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!

Campbellville

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily until April 7th – The fun includes: Sweet Water Demonstrations, Taste complimentary samples of cornbread dripping with pure maple syrup, Taffy on Snow and Maple Syrup tastings, Explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village and reconstructed Longhouses, Fun for Kids – FREE Craft Making and Discovery Hunt with Prizes and more.

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MapleTowne @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Cumberland

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

Elmira

Maple Syrup Festival – (April 6th) Our attraction has grown into the World’s Largest One Day Maple Syrup Festival.  Come join us and taste, smell and experience the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. The entire family will enjoy the tradition that makes the town of Elmira a vibrant and fun place to visit

Edwards

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 7th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.

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Kitchener 

Family Sunday – Spend an afternoon with friends and family exploring the world of art and creativity. Enjoy the exhibitions, make one-of-a-kind artwork, take part in drama workshops and games, and listen to stories read by Kitchener Public Library staff. New activities each month.

Lanark

Temple’s Sugar Bush (Weekends until April 21st) – A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season.  Come visit us, have a meal, browse through the gift shop and take a walk on our sugar bush trail.

Midland

Sweetwater Festival (April6-7th) @ Wye Marsh – Activities are happening all day at the Wye Marsh during the Sweetwater Festival! Come out and see how maple syrup is made, roast some bannock on the fire or enjoy our delicious pancake breakfast. Thank you can tell the difference between real and fake maple syrup? We will put you to the test. This is one sweet event.

Ottawa

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

Carp – Valley Fishing and Outdoor Show – Taking place at the Carp Fairgrounds and Arena, this year’s show will be the largest Hunting and Fishing Show in Eastern Ontario. The show features all your needs for  fishing, hunting, booking trips, boating, things for the cottage, and lots more

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Paris

Gem & Mineral Show @ Paris Fairgrounds – Come check out all the Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads and supplies from throughout Canada, the United States and other countries, also the many demonstrators and exhibitors. As this is our 41st Anniversary show, a silent auction will be held, kids of all ages can ‘Mine for Gem’s and use tools to discover ‘I Dig Fossil Fish’.

Parry Sound

Killbear Provincial Park’s 7th Annual Maple Syrup Festival  @ Killbear Provincial Park (April 6th) – Wagon rides through Killbear, guided tours of the sugar bush and sugar shack and Hot pancakes with pure maple syrup, bacon, tea, coffee or juice ($)

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Stratford

Springfest – This fun-filled event is packed with activities, games, competitive events, food, vendors and prizes.  A wonderful opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a day out. Events include hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), paint ball tournament, mom to mom sale, baking & floral sale, silent auction, clay & craft workshop, face painting, cookie decorating, bouncy castle, obstacle course, games, cotton candy, popcorn and candy table.  Entry is free.

Swan Parade Weekend – Celebrate Spring with Stratford’s annual release of our swans from their winter quarters. Saturday events include the downtown Swan Quest and horse drawn carriage rides. Sunday is alive along Lakeside Drive, with entertainment, vendors, buskers, face painting and of course the swan parade at 2 pm SHARP!

Sunderland

Maple Syrup Festival (April 6-7th) – People travel great distances each year to see what riches the little town of Sunderland has to offer. They come to join in the festival fun and to be part of a small town community filled with love, drive and spirit. Everyone enjoys the exciting variety of events taking place during the festival weekend.

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Toronto

The Spring Cottage Life Show @ International Centre – Produced by the publishers of Cottage Life magazine, it features exhibitors and seminars about virtually everything dedicated to life at the lake or in the woods.  This includes boats, water toys, arts and decor, food, furnishings for indoors and out, and gift ideas along with hundreds of building products and services customized for waterfront and country properties.

Utopia

Spring Tonic – @ Tiffin Centre – Come out and enjoy pancakes with maple syrup made on site, see how maple syrup is made, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, make some crafts and enjoy the live entertainment.

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Come to the Dark Side…It’s Earth Hour 2013

This Saturday from 8:30-9:30 pm millions of homes across the globe will be going dark for Earth Hour.  By turning off your lights, and unplugging your appliances and electronics for this hour, you are showing your concern for the future of the environment.

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Earth Hour has been a 9 year event that has grown into a global movement.  According to the official website, the vision for Earth Hour is … the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world.   Born out of a hope that we could mobilize people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.

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Make this a time to teach your children about the importance of saving energy and being more environmentally conscious.  To learn more, your children can play games on the Earth Hour website to teach them how to make a positive impact on the planet.  Not only can you teach them environmental responsibility but you can also have some great fun while doing it.  Give the kids some flashlights, light some candles and enjoy being unplugged together.

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Have a Campout – Although it’s still a wee bit chilly to be camping outside, who says you can’t do it right in your house.  Set up a tent in your basement, throw in some pillows and sleeping bags and have some pre-made smores to munch on.

Have a Dance Party – Fire up that battery powered radio or charged iPod and have some fun dancing in the dark.

Tell Jokes – Have everyone share some of their favourite jokes or grab a joke book from your library.  With little kids in the house I know that this could definitely go on for longer than an hour.

Make Shadow Puppets – See who can come up with the best shadow puppet.

Play Games – Make it a family game night by playing one of your family’s favourite boards games, cards or hide and seek in the dark sounds like fun!

Have a Picnic – Prepare the food ahead of time and lay out a blanket with candles around the room for a picnic.  Cheeses, crackers, meats, dips, and some sweets sounds good to me!

Go for a Walk – Why not get out for some exercise and fresh air while you check up on your neighbours to see how many people are participating in Earth Hour.

Eat Junk Food – If you can’t really see what you’re eating then it doesn’t count right?!  Have everyone’s favourite junk food or make your own sundaes and eat them by candlelight

Invite Friends Over – The more the merrier right?  Have your guests bring their favourite food/wine pairing and have some snacks for the kiddies and enjoy some time with friends.