14 Nov

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Here’s What You Need to Know

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Ready or not, Santa Claus is coming to Simcoe County throughout November and December. Keep reading to see when and where your Santa Claus Parade will take place.


We want you to enjoy yourself at the Santa Claus Parade. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind.

  1. The weather on Parade day can be so indecisive. Be sure to pack lots of layers like gloves, hats, mittens, and scarves. Fill up a Thermos with some hot cocoa to go and enjoy your experience seeing Santa Claus.
  2. Be sure to arrive early at the parade as spots tend to fill up fast. However, if you are going to miss the parade for whatever reason – don’t fret! You can watch the parade on Sunday, November 17th, at 5:30 p.m. on local channels such as CTV GO and CTV.
  3. If you’re bored waiting for Santa Claus to make his grand entrance, write to him. Here are some free printable Santa letter templates.
  4. Parents – this golden tip is for you. Bring. A. Wagon. It’ll save you so much effort and will also provide your little ones with a seat. We promise you won’t regret it.
  5. Don’t forget your camera. Cameras seem always to be the items overlooked as you are rushing out of the door. This time is a perfect setting to capture this amazing experience you’re sharing with family and friends.
  6. Standing for long hours, especially in the cold, can be pretty painful. Bring some chairs for your family to sit on – and don’t forget a cozy blanket to get under!

Check out when your 2019 Santa Claus Parade takes place here:


When: November 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Peacekeepers Park, Angus
What Is It: The Parade will start at Peacekeepers Park at 10:00 a.m. and travel along Mill Street to the Angus Recreation Centre, where refreshments will be provided at no cost along with a visit with Santa.
Essa Township Events


When: November 16, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 247 Lorne Avenue, Newmarket
What Is It: HO HO HO!  It’s that time of year again!  On Saturday, November 16th, the Jolly Old Elf a.k.a Santa Claus is coming to town!  And the 147-year-old Newmarket Citizens Band will once again have the honour of escorting him up Main Street in the 2019 Newmarket Santa Claus Parade.

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Lorne Ave and Eagle Street, heads east and then north on Main Street.   Don’t miss this wonderful annual Newmarket event.  Bring all your family and friends and join in the fun!
Newmarket Events


When: November 16, 5:00 pm
Where: Bradford Street, Barrie
What Is It: The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have a longstanding partnership with Santa. He joins us each year for this fun night parade that features fantastic lights, colours and music.

The 2019 parade is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019. This year’s theme is “Christmas Past, Present and Future”.

We will be travelling the same route again this year, departing from Tiffin and Lakeshore, heading straight up Tiffin to Bradford Street. We will then head North on Bradford to Dunlop, then through Downtown Barrie, where we will be part of the Downtown Barrie Tree Lighting festivities!
Barrie Events


When: November 16, 6:30 pm
Where: Downtown Bradford
What Is It: BWG’s greatest holiday tradition brings friends and families together as local businesses, service groups, clubs, entertainers and more bring the holiday spirit to life.
Town of BWG Events


When: November 17, 5:00 pm
Where: 105 Hurontario Street, Collingwood
What Is It: Downtown Collingwood is once again pleased to present Collingwood’s Annual Santa Claus Parade. The theme for this year’s event is “The Lights of Christmas”. As in previous years, the parade will be held in the early evening to capture all the magic of our downtown holiday lights.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 16, beginning at 5:00 p.m., and plan to join the fun!  This year’s parade will be part of a very special day in Downtown Collingwood as we officially launch the holiday.
Collingwood Events 


When: November 16, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Banting Memorial Highschool
What Is It: Parade starts at Banting Memorial High School and travels down Victoria Street to King Street. Along King Street to Young Street.
Alliston Events

Wasaga Beach

When: November 23, 5:00 pm
Where: 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach ON, L9Z 1A1
What Is It: Parade starts from 22nd Street and goes west along Mosley Street, ending at the RecPlex. Countdown Tree Lighting in the Oakview Woods from 7 pm to 8 pm. Sing carols with CCI band, free skating, photos with Santa and refreshments.
Wasaga Beach Events


When: November 17, 1:00 pm
Where: Downtown Orillia, 33 Mississauga Street, West.
What Is It: One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself “Celebrating Christmas”.
Non-perishable food collection for The Sharing Place Food Bank
Bucket Brigade collection by Orillia Kiwanis Club in support of a great parade
Free parking in Downtown Orillia

Parade Route: Centennial Drive to Front to Colborne to Dunlop Street to Mississauga & return to Centennial
Orillia Events


When: November 24, 1:30 pm
Where: Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil
What Is It:
What to know: Don’t forget your letters to Santa. There will be a collection of non-perishable food items.
Innisfil Events


When: December 7, 10:30 am
Where: Downtown Stayner
What Is It: Starting at 10:30 a.m. at Station Park in downtown Stayner and finishing at the Stayner Arena.
Free Skate with Santa & the Siskins from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stayner Events


When: December 7, 3:00 pm
Where: Downtown Beeton
Beeton Events


When: November 30, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Downtown Midland
What Is It: The 42nd Annual Midland Santa Claus Parade is happening on Saturday, November 30th. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and will commence from Little Lake Park down to the bottom of King Street.
Midland Events 

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