By: Erik Taylor

Santa Claus Parades & Tree Lighting in Toronto & the GTA

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Santa Claus Parade |
Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
The 2019 Milton Santa Claus parade them is “Celebrating the North”. Celebrating how Milton is a part of one of the greatest countries in the world. Canada is widely known for its hockey (now basketball), maple syrup, and brutally cold winters, but this year’s parade theme will allow parade entries to celebrate what makes “The North” so great! 
Route: The parade start is at the corner of Scott Boulevard and Main Street West. It will proceed East on Main Street and end at the Milton GO Station.

Heritage Parade of Lights | Milton
Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road
Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Be there by 05:30 PM)
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Be there by 05:30 PM)
Welcome to Country Heritage Park “Parade Of Lights” with a special guest appearance by the Jolly Man in Red – Santa Claus! The Parade begins around 6:00pm and runs for about 40 mins. Santa is dropped off at the Gambrel Barn for an evening with children and their families. Snacks and drinks are supplied.- and enjoyment is had by all! In addition to all this wonderful Holiday fun there will be wagon rides and tours around the park. Weather permitting.


Mississauga Light Up the Square Celebration
Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
With winter’s chill setting in, warm your heart with holiday magic as we light the Square for the first time this season. Join us for the Official Lighting of the Christmas Trees with Mayor and Members of Council.
Take in live performances and entertainment surrounded by thousands of twinkly lights. This annual event offers seasonal fun the whole family can enjoy. Warm up with a hot chocolate on the heated patio before hitting the ice for the first skate of the season. Take in live music and entertainment, enjoy curbside cuisine from savoury and sweet food trucks, snap a photo with Santa and more.


Lighting of the Lighthouse | Mississauga
Port Credit Lighthouse, 105 Lakeshore Road West, Port Credit
aturday, December 7, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Celebrate the holiday season with us! Grab your cozy winter wear and join in the local celebration of the season. Lighting of the Lighthouse is a family-friendly event in the beautiful and vibrant Port Credit village. Come out for a fun party that the whole family can join.


Santa Claus Parade | Mississauga
Queen St. S. & Church St., Streetsville 
unday November 24, 2019 | 1:00 PM
Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be returning to the heart of downtown Streetsville this year!
Route: The parade will begin at Queen St. S. and Ontario St., and proceed south on Queen St. S., ending at Church.
Festival Road Closures: Queen St. S. will be closed from Thomas to Tannery & Main St. will also be closed from Queen St. S. to Church St.


Santa Claus Parade | Mississauga
Glen Erin Drive – Motorway Blvd – Woodchester Rd – Dunwin Drive
unday, December 1, 2019 | 12:30 PM to 2:30 p.m.
The Mississauga Santa Claus Parade featuring over 15 custom designed floats and over 1,500 participants and an expected crowd of over 30,000. 
Route: Begins at the intersection of Dunwin Drive and Glen Erin Drive and proceeds southbound on Glen Erin Drive, turning westbound to Motorway Blvd and a final turn on to northbound Woodchester Drive.


Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakville
Towne Square, Downtown Oakville
riday, November 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kick off the Christmas season and create magical memories in Downtown Oakville’s Towne Square at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy incredible entertainment, caroling, Santa, treats, and of course the lighting of the beautiful tree


Santa Claus Parade | Oakville
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 09:00 AM – Rain or Shine
The 2019 theme is: “Things we do at Christmas time”.
Parade Route: The route begins in Downtown Oakville at Lakeshore Road East and Reynolds Avenue.
Santa Shuttle to the parade from Oakville GO station.
Road Closures from 07:00 AM – 11:00 AM- Affected Roads: Lakeshore Road, Kerr Street, Stewart Street, Felan Avenue, Rebecca Street and Robinson Street.
Details see link-



Bronte Village Annual Tree Lighting | Oakville
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, 2340 Ontario Street
unday November 24, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Annual Tree Lighting and Carol Sing Along at the Bronte Heritage Park Gazebo. The event will run from 3pm-6pm. The expected time for the lighting of the tree will be 6pm.
Details Include: Santa and Mrs Claus, Tempus Choral Society, Kid's Activities, Treats and more...!

The Lakeside Festival of Lights | Burlington
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
ovember 29, 2019 | 4:30 PM to midnight daily. (All day & night on Christmas eve, Christmas Day, Orthodox Christmas, New Years Eve!)
Meander through the park with family and friends or get a full view of the themed displays while driving along the Lakeshore at the City’s waterfront. It’s a magical sight for the whole family, especially the young at heart.

Christmas Parade | Burlington
Sunday December 1, 2019 | 02:00 PM
Hosted by the City of Burlington, the 51st annual Christmas Parade features entries including bands, colourful floats, clowns, mascots and jolly St. Nick himself. 
Route: Starts at Prospect St/Guelph Line, travels down Guelph Line to New St to Brant St to Elgin Street.

Toronto Santa Claus Parade | Toronto 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 | Santa arrives at 12:30 PM
(2.5 hours for the whole parade to go by)
The Santa Claus Parade is a 113 year old tradition made possible by the help of thousands of volunteers and sponsors
Route: Parade begins at Parliament. and Bloor St. Starts at Parliament, West along Bloor St W, South on University, West on Wellington St W to Wellington St E, turns to Front St E and Ends at St.Lawrence Market. The designated physical disability viewing area is on University Avenue at College Street


Weston Santa Claus Parade | Toronto
Weston Village Business Improvement Area, 4 John Street
Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 02:00 PM – Rain or Shine
COME ON OUT for the more than 50 entries including bands, community floats, clowns, and of course … our favourite chap with the white beard and the red suit! Food Donation appreciated.
Route: The Parade begins at Weston and Church Street and proceeds south on Weston Road ending at Sidney Belsey Crescent.


Rosedale Main Street BIA Cavalcade of Lights | Toronto
Scrivener Square, 1256 Yonge Street
aturday, November 16 | 2:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Tree Lighting Festival Live Music, Horse & Carriage Rides, Santa & more!
Fun for the whole family, great activities and offers from the merchants along Yonge Street. Don't forget to be back at Scrivener Square at 6pm for the lighting of the blue tree!
Route: Along Yonge Street- Between Wood Lawn Ave & Crescent Road.


Cavalcade of Lights- Nathan Phillips Square | Toronto
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St West
November 30, 2019
Featuring the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a skating party at Nathan Phillips Square, the festive event is a holiday tradition in Toronto. To round out the evening, a live concert will follow the fireworks.


Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade | Toronto
2724 Lake Shore Blvd West
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
29th Annual Santa Claus Parade. The Etobicoke Lakeshore Parade is a must-see for anyone living in South Etobicoke! Join us for a parade that is completely volunteer-run and funded by the community. Come for Santa, stay for the community experience! And don’t forget to join us for Skate with Santa afterwards | 12pm – 4pm
Route: The Parade Travels from Lakeshore Boulevard West at Dwight Avenue to Thirty-seventh Street, Etobicoke
Starting at Dwight St. and Lake Shore Blvd. West in South Etobicoke at 10am, you can easily park and find a great spot. It heads westbound to 37th St. So plan your timing. If viewing past Islington the start time is closer to 10:15 am. Or Kipling 10:30am.
Lakeshore Blvd. West from Dwight to 37th Street beginning at 9am and until the end of the parade (approximately 12pm). Birmingham will also be closed from Dwight to Islington during that time, with limited access to 2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th Streets between Birmingham and Lakeshore.


North Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade | Toronto
Albion Road and Thistle Down Boulevard 
unday, December 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM
Along Albion Centre near Islington Ave. & Kipling Ave.
Join Santa and friends to celebrate and take part in the holiday magic of North Etobicoke! Bring family and friends and enjoy our holiday parade with festive floats, entertainment, food and more! 
Route: The Parade will be starting at the corner of Albion Road and Thistle Down Boulevard. It will then proceed northwest along Albion Road, ending at the Albion Centre.