Parade Route / Times
The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade starts at 5:00 p.m Saturday, November 16, 2013
Parade Route - Click here to download PDF
Santa's Block Party Activities
Check out Santa's Block Party Activities here
Special Needs Seating
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Lots of free parking is available in and around the Parade route but get there early - it fills up quickly! Some parking suggestions are located on the parking map. Click on the PDF below for more details.
Street Closures - Click here to download PDF
Parking Map - Click here to download PDF
'No Feet On The Street' in effect during the parade! For your safety please stay clear of the street during the parade.
Video surveillance will be in effect at various locations downtown on parade day.
Parade Day Activities
Camerata Nova - Free Concert held at Manitoba Hydro Place from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa's Block Parties begin at 4:00 pm
Stella's Cafe invites you to enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate during the concert.
Santa Claus Parade starts at 5:00 pm
Entertainment at The Forks -
Spinning LIVE with Energy 106 Crew at 7:00 pm!
Hosted by JD Francis & DJ Breeze!
Fireworks at The Forks - 7:30 pm
About Camarata Nova
Manitoba Hydro and the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade invite you
to a special free performance by Camerata Nova.
Camerata Nova opens the season with a special performance sponsored by Manitoba Hydro for the Santa Claus Parade, on November 16, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:30. Before you take the kids to the parade, enjoy a light holiday concert with Camerata Nova in the Atrium of the Manitoba Hydro Building. The free performance includes holiday classics as well as a taste of the next week’s concert… (see below)
Manitoba Hydro presents Noël of the North
Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm
and Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
A concert featuring Christmas music from northern countries with New York harpist Grace Cloutier. Co-conducted by Ross Brownlee and Michael McKay, the repertoire will be sometimes serious, sometimes fun, most times unexpected and always beautiful! Highlights include new arrangements for harp and choir from Grace and the Etherea Vocal Ensemble of New York, baroque choral music with flute by Haley Rempel, sonorous early Slavic songs and Russian motets. In keeping with our popular five-year tradition, we will offer three new versions of a well-known carol; this time, it will be The Little Drummer Boy, based on a traditional Czech carol, arranged by Sid Robinovitch, Michael McKay and Andrew Balfour. Audience members are invited to perform with us in our Spoon Choir. Spoon sets will be available at the door. Admission is FREE! Please bring food for Winnipeg Harvest. Donations to Camerata Nova are welcomed to defray the cost of the concert.
For more info visit their website
Letters to Santa
Please bring your letters to Santa and Canada Post volunteers will collect them along the Parade route.
Letters to Santa - Click here to download PDF
Other Important Info
Please leave your dogs, cats, reindeer, snakes, penguins, ferrets, lizards, and other creatures at home. Special-needs animals are the exception of course.
It is never fun to get hurt, but if you do we have The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and St. John's Ambulance on-site. Please locate a police officer, security personnel or a volunteer and they will get someone to help you.
Lost and Found
Lost something that is yours? Found something that is not? Come to the Lost and Found at the dispersal area at The Forks parking lot P7 (William Stephenson Way and Waterfront Drive). All articles gathered up after the Parade will be collected by Santa's Helpers and stored at his workshop. Please contact (204) 77Santa (777-2682) after the Parade.
We want to make the viewing experience the best possible experience for everyone. There is a special reserved area in front of The University of Winnipeg or accessible areas at all intersections along the Parade route for people who need a little extra attention. To book a space at The University of Winnipeg, or for more information, please contact us at 77Santa (777-2682) or e-mail info@WinnipegSantaParade.com
Santa and his sleigh need lots of room to visit us on Parade day and we have had to re-route some of the regular bus routes. For route and schedule information visit Winnipeg Transit website or call 311.
Lots of participating businesses have opened their washrooms to the public and of course you will need not to look far to find one of the many portable units stationed on side streets along the Parade route. Ask a Host-a-Block or Parade volunteer for directions.
The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade is proud to partner with the Christmas Cheer Board. The Christmas Cheer Board will be accepting non perishable food items and new unwrapped gifts.
Look for volunteers in the Parade as they will be picking up items along the Parade route!
Remember - please pick up after yourselves. We know there are many goodies distributed throughout the Parade and Santa and his elves appreciate your help to make the world a cleaner place.
A number of authorized food vendors will be set up on side streets along the Parade route. Check with your Host A Block Volunteers for directions.