2023 Santa Claus Parades

St. Thomas Santa Claus Parade – Sat. Nov. 18th @ 6pm.

The 37th annual Optimist Santa Claus Parade is sponsored by the St Thomas Optimists and starts at 6pm along Talbot Street from First Avenue to Elgin Street. The 2023 theme is “The Songs of Christmas” with awards being handed out in several categories.

Aylmer Santa Claus Parade - Sat. Nov. 25th @ 2pm.

This long-standing traditional parade, organized by the Kinsmen Club, runs down Main Street (Talbot Street #3), starting at Dingle St, and ending at the Lutheran Church. The energy in unlike anything else, with great community involvement and local businesses, churches, and the library all have floats in it. Watch for Santa as he makes his annual appearance at the end!

Dickens’ Day Santa Claus Parade – Fri. Nov. 24th @ 7pm.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the parade, which is part of the Dickens’ Day weekend in the village of Port Stanley. The weekend includes hand-warming stations with marshmallow roasting, village-wide sales, Dickens Carolers, and horse-drawn carriage rides as part of the festivities.


West Lorne Santa Claus Parade – Sat. Nov. 25th @ 6pm.

Celebrate “Christmas in Hockeyville” at the West Lorne Santa Clause Parade! Enjoy the themed floats and join Santa outside the West Lorne Community Health Centre after the parade. Be sure to stop by the WL Optimist food truck for hot dogs, chili, and hot drinks, and help them collect food bank donations along the parade route.


Springfield Santa Claus Parade – Sat. Dec. 2nd @ 1pm.

Join the time-honored Springfield Swans Santa Clause Parade, a beloved Main Street tradition that kicks off at Springfield Rd, and heads west. Experience the community spirit as local businesses, churches and the library showcase their festive floats.


Port Burwell Santa Claus Parade – Sat Dec. 2nd @ 6pm 

The parade kicks off at the Royal Canadian Legion, and welcomes everyone to join in spreading holiday cheer. From local floats to Santa’s grand entrance, it’s a fun and festive celebration you won’t want to miss.


Fingal District Optimist Club Santa Claus Parade – Sun. Dec. 3rd @ 2pm.

Organized by the Optimist Club, the parade starts at Fingal Line, by the Township Office, and heads north. Join in this wonderful tradition, and meet Santa at the end in front f the Know Presbyterian Church, bringing joy to children of all ages.


Belmont Santa Claus Parade – Sun. Dec. 3rd @ 6pm.

The 21st annual parade is a long stating tradition for the community of Belmont. It starts at Belmont Farm Supply and runs down Main Street. The volunteer Fire Department collects canned goods for local food banks, there will be four different bands, and of course Santa!


Straffordville Santa Claus Parade - Sat Dec.9th @ 10am

Meet Santa, enjoy goodies and hot drinks at the Straffordville Community Centre following the parade. Everyone welcome!


Dutton Santa Claus Parade – Sat Dec. 9th @ 5:30pm

Experience a fun evening filled with music, festive lights, and food trucks, all set in the “Home Town Christmas” theme. After the parade, make sure to visit Santa at the town hall, where holiday cheer and festive memories await.