From City Hall:
Nov. 12, 2018 – A holiday tradition returns to St. Catharines on Sunday, Nov. 18, when
the St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade winds its way through the downtown.
Santa will jingle his way down several downtown streets starting at 1 p.m., and then
make his way to a post-parade celebration taking place at Meridian Centre from 2 p.m.
to 4 p.m. The parade route once again begins on McGuire Street in front of the Meridian
Centre, turns left on Carlisle Street, left on St. Paul Street, and then ends at the corner
of Queen Street and St. Paul Street.
“The St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade is a family event everyone looks forward to,”
said Brianne Wilson, the City’s acting community and events supervisor. “It’s a holiday
tradition that helps families get into the holiday spirit and gives them a chance to start
their countdown to Christmas.”
A variety of entries, including bands, community organizations, businesses and others
will march their way through the core for the event, which is held rain, shine or snow.
Spectators are encouraged to dress for the weather, and bring non-perishable food
items, hats or mittens for Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold. Canada Post will
also be collecting letters for Santa along the parade route.
The holiday festivities continue after the parade with free public skating and other post-parade activities at the Meridian Centre from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Families will have the
opportunity to meet with Santa Claus and enjoy crafts, face painting, pony rides and
more. The entire parade route is within walking distance of the Meridian Centre. Access
to the festivities is through the Rankin Gateway pedestrian bridge.
Visit www.stcatharines.ca/SantaClaus for more information.