Santa Claus is Coming to Towns!

Experience the charm of a small-town Santa Claus parade and many family events this 2018 holiday season across Ontario’s cottage country!


Lots of great parades are sprinkled throughout the region up until the end of December, including evening events such as the Huntsville Santa Claus Parade and the Port Carling Santa Claus Parade. Parry Sound will welcome spectators to their late afternoon edition parade.

Something all these welcoming events have in common is an undeniable charm and a festive warmth that will delight the entire family.

Here is just a partial list of Santa Claus Parades in the Explorers’ Edge region for 2018:

Port Carling Santa Claus Parade November 17
Bala Santa Claus Parade November 17
Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade November 24
Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade November 24

Huntsville Santa Claus Parade November 30 
Burk’s Falls Santa Claus Parade December 1
MacTier Santa Claus Parade December 1
Argyle Santa Claus Parade December 1

Bracebridge Santa Claus Parade December 2
Sundridge Santa Claus Parade: December 8
Baysville Santa Claus Parade December 9

More Santa Events

It’s not just the parade circuit that will get you a glimpse of the man in red. Enjoy a Christmas Artisan Show in Parry Sound on November 24 and 25, check out the lighting of downtown Bracebridge with live music and festive treats at Santa’s Festival of Lights and Shopping Party on November 30, head to the Christmas Begins in Kearney event on December 1, and cap it all off with a holiday train ride at the A Portage Flyer Christmas event on December 22.

Santa’s Village will also host their annual SantaFest event December 8-9, 15-16 and 22, 23 from 11am-4pm each day. There will be games, treats, Christmas shopping, gingerbread cookies to decorate and much more!

For more info on family holiday events in Ontario’s cottage country, click here. To plan your stay, click here.

Visit Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Loring-Restoule, Muskoka and Parry Sound this holiday season!

Listings updated November 2018.

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