OTTAWA – Several Santa Claus parades are taking place this year, so this is your chance to see Santa and his reindeer in person before they return to the North Pole.
Bundle up the kids and stake out your favourite spot along the parade route. Whether you’re attending or not, watch out for road closures and traffic interruptions along the parade routes.
- Help Santa Toy Parade Ottawa, Saturday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.
- Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade, Sunday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
- Riverside South Community Association Toy Mountain Parade, Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.
- Orléans Santa’s Parade of Lights, Saturday, Nov. 26, 6 p.m.
- Dunrobin Tree Lighting, Sunday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m.
- Osgoode Santa Parade of Lights, Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
- Manotick Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade, Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
- Constance & Buckhams Bay Santa Claus Parade, Saturday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m.
- Stittsville Parade of Lights, Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
- Huntley Community Association Santa Claus Parade, Saturday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m.
- Metcalfe Community Association Santa Parade, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m.
If you’re looking for other holiday activities to put you in the festive spirit, consider one or more of these activities:
- Magic of Lights, Wesley Clover Park Campground, 411 Corkstown Road, Nov. 18 to Jan. 7
- Billings Estate’s traditional Christmas tea. Enjoy takeaway tea in the comfort of your home. Available to order with pickups on Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 10 through 18 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Includes admission to the museum to enjoy the festive decorations.
- Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Vintage Village of Lights. Take in more than 30,000 lights illuminating heritage and true-to-era buildings. Operating from 3 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Dec. 2 to 18. Advance registration is required.
- Ottawa Christmas Market, Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne, Nov. 25 to Dec. 23
- Christmas Lights across Canada, Parliament Hill, Dec. 8 to Jan. 8
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca, call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service.