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HO, HO, HO!! It's that time of year again. Watching your local Santa Claus Parade is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Santa is one busy guy, he's making stops in Pickering, Oshawa, Ajax, Uxbridge, Port Perry, Cobourg, Bowmanville and of course, Toronto.

BOWMANVILLE Saturday November 17th at 10:30am A Christmas Story

UXBRIDGE Welcome to the 58th Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade! Saturday November 17th 2018 at 11am Theme for 2018 - "Christmas for Kids" Kids!!! Have your letters to Santa ready! Canada Post will be collecting them at the parade!

OSHAWA, Saturday November 17th at 6pm. Santa's Parade of Lights Please check our Parade Route page for details!

COBOURG, Sunday November 18th, 2018 @ 2pm Join us on King St. in Downtown Cobourg for the 63rd Annual Santa Claus Parade! This year's parade theme is "AN INTERNATIONAL/MULTICULTURAL CHRISTMAS!"

TORONTO Sunday November 18th at 12:30 pm. Since 1905, the Toronto Santa Claus parade has made its way through the streets of downtown Toronto. Today, the Santa Claus Parade is the longest running children's parade in the world and one of the overall largest parades in the world. Don’t forget to pick up your Rudolph red nose to light the way for Santa! The Royal Canadian Air Cadets will be selling Red Noses across the GTA in advance and will continue to sell along the parade route on November 18th.

NEWCASTLE, The Newcastle Santa Parade is a wonderful event starting with a fantastic fireworks display on Sunday November 18th at 5:30 pm followed by 70 entries that range from marching bands, to clowns and beautifully light up floats that children of all ages enjoy. We are all in great anticipation for Santa's next magical visit to Newcastle with sounds, lights and marching bands of a night time parade. This year the theme for the Parade is 'Starry Night'. Mark the date on your calendar and wear a Santa button.

PICKERING, Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM The Kinsmen & Kinette Club of Pickering celebrates their 50th Annual Santa Claus Parade. Join us on the route to watch the floats/bands come by, while awaiting the guest of honour...Santa Claus! Parade Route: Travels along Glenanna Road at Dixie Rd, to Pickering Parkway.

MARKHAM, The 46th Markham Santa Claus Parade is Saturday November 24th at 11am starting from south of Highway 7, north on Markham Road to Bur Oak Ave. The theme is Peace on Earth.

AJAX Santa's Magical Parade of Lights Saturday, November 24, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”. The parade begins at the intersection of Bayly Street and Mackenzie Avenue, proceeding east along Bayly and then north on Harwood Avenue South, concluding at Ajax Town Hall. Immediately following the parade will be a special tree lighting ceremony and after party at Town Hall (65 Harwood Avenue South) and Ajax Main Library.

PORT PERRY, Saturday December 1st from 5-7pm. Join in the Fun at the Annual Scugog Santa Claus Parade. This Year’s Theme is
“A Homemade Christmas”

WHITBY, Saturday, December 1st from 10:00 a.m. - Noon One of the highlights of the year is the annual JCI Santa Claus Parade. Approximately 20,000 people line Brock Street each year to watch the marching bands, dance groups, floats, clowns and musical entertainment - all in anticipation of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer.

COURTICE 6th Annual Courtice Santa Claus Parade, Sunday, December 2, Noon-2:00pm - Same route as last year on Nash Road - Townline to George Reynolds.