Santa Claus Parades in Niagara 2014
At Nightmares, we’ve been grieving over the end of Halloween season, but we think it’s about time we move on and acknowledge the next holiday… even if it is excessively cheerful.
In order to get into the holiday spirit, and encourage others too as well, we decided to compile a list of parades occurring across Niagara that will be celebrating the jolly old fella, Santa Claus.
Keep in mind the parades are all free admission, and open to all ages!
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
To kick things off, Niagara Falls will host their Santa Clause Parade on November 15, 2014. The parade will begin at 11:00am, at Victoria Avenue at Armory Street, and continue on to Queen Street, ending at Erie Avenue.
Prior to the parade, there will be a pre-parade party, which begins at 10:45. The pre-party will feature The Niagara Regional Police, The Hit Men Brass Band and Project SHARE will be collecting food donations, to name a few.
This year’s parade will feature nine different marching bands, inflatables, stilt walkers, clowns, cheerleaders, mascots, and of course… the man himself, Santa Clause.
During the parade City Hall will also have activities such as free face painting and balloons caricatures, and will also be offering Tim Horton’s hot chocolate and Timbits.
Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa, with a return address! Canada Post will be collecting them during the parade, to send to The North Pole.
Once the parade is finished there will be a meet and greet with Mr. Claus outside of City Hall. There will also be an Art Contest Awards at the Niagara Falls Library, happening at 2:00pm.
Niagara Falls Santa Clause Parade Route 2014
See the full map of the parade route here.
Welland Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 22, 2014, Santa will be touching down in Welland!
The parade will begin at 4:00pm at Canadian Tire Financial Services parking lot on the corner of Wellington and East Main Street. The parade will then head down East Main, and conclude at Civic Square.
At Civic Square, Santa will be lighting the city Christmas tree, visiting the public and there will also be free hot chocolate and cookies for everyone!
See more information on Welland’s Santa Claus Parade here.
Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade
Fort Erie will also be hosting their Santa Clause Parade on Saturday, November 22, 2014. This parade will begin at 2:00pm, starting at the parking lot of the Fort Erie Racetrack at Bertie Street and Thompson Road, and finishing at Jarvis Street.
The parade will feature many floats from local Fort Erie clubs such as The Shriners, marching bands, fire trucks and horses. Finishing off it all will be Santa and his helpers making their grand appearance!
St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade
Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will be visiting downtown St. Catharines on Sunday, November 23, 2014.
At 2:30pm, the parade will begin at Lake and William Street, heading down St. Paul Street, to James Street, and then finishing off at The Market Square.
The Market Square will be the venue for the after party, where there will be free activities for the whole family, and you will be able to meet Santa Claus, and give him your Christmas letters!
Also, be sure to bring non-perishable food items, and hats and mittens for Community Care!
See the full parade route here.
Thorold Santa Clause Parade
Saturday, November 29th , 2014, Thorold will celebrate their 24th annual Santa Claus Parade!
The event will take place at 4:00pm, starting its route at Monsignor Clancy School on Collier Road, and finishing it downtown at Front and Regent Street.
Thorold will also host the “Light Up Thorold” Contest during the parade, inviting Thorold residents to decorate the outside of their homes with Festive decorations and lights. The most festive home will win a cash prize!
For more information on Thorold’s parade, visit their webpage!
Grimsby Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 6th, 2014, make sure to head down to Grimsby for their annual Santa Clause Parade! This year’s theme will be “An Old Fashioned Canadian Christmas”.
The parade will begin at 5:15pm, starting at Town Hall, heading Eastbound down Livingston Avenue, and ending at the Town Clock on Ontario Street.
See the full parade route and list of activities here!
Port Colborne Santa Claus Parade
Port Colborne’s Santa Claus Parade will also be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 2:30pm in the afternoon.
Starting at Port Colborne High School the parade will head towards City Hall, where children will have the chance to meet Santa Claus! The event will also offer snacks such as hot chocolate and Timbits for the public.
The Port Colborne Optimist Club will also be collecting non-perishable food donations at City Hall.
Niagara-On-The-Lake Santa Claus Parade
The historic town of Niagara-On-The-Lake will host its Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00am.
To find out the parade route, take a look their map!
Time For A Fright!
Once you’ve gotten all of the happy holiday feelings out of your system at the Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade, come visit us for a change of pace!
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