The blocks along the route of the Santa Parade route are each hosted by a company or organization creating a Block Party atmosphere for parade spectators. Each block features different types of entertainment including mascots, musicians and street hockey. Teams of Block Brigades are recruited from the hosts and help to ensure that everyone has a safe, friendly, fun, entertaining and memorable experience at the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade.
Register to Host A Block Party
Are you interested in hosting Winnipeg’s kiddies of all ages on a block along the parade route? We’d love to hear from you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved.
2017 Confirmed Block Party Hosts
These Block Party Hosts keep you energized and engaged while you wait for the parade to begin. Below is a list of who’s signed up so far! We’ll update this section with more hosts and details as we get closer to the big day. Visit us again!
JCI Winnipeg | Spence to Balmoral
Street Hockey on Portage Avenue!
JCI Winnipeg is pleased to once again sponsor a block party for the kids!
Come down to Balmoral for some old-fashioned street hockey on Portage Avenue while you wait for Santa’s arrival. We have some children’s hockey sticks available for use, but feel free to bring your own. This is a game geared towards kids (and kids at heart!), so join us for some family fun.
Look for the blue “JCI Winnipeg” hockey jerseys on site if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
Salsa Explosion Dance Company | Memorial to Vaughan
Salsa Explosion is excited to host a block party this year at the Santa Parade. We will be have a small Salsa lesson and a dance party to help keep you all warm. We will also have a some great guest joining us for pictures and dancing courtesy of Heather’s Pretty Parties. We look forward to a fantastic night with you!
Great-West Life | Vaughan to Kennedy
Bring your kids to join us and be part of the excitement at the Great-West Life block party. This year, they can warm up with hot chocolate while listening to the Hats Off barbershop quartet perform some holiday favourites. A number of jumbo board games – including Jumbo Jenga, Life-size Connect 4 and Dominos! – are available for anyone to try (yes, grownups too), and we’re also offering face painting. We hope to see you and your family there!
Peggy @ 99-1 | Kennedy to Edmonton
Peggy @ 99-1 is your Feel Good Christmas station! We know that the warm a fuzzy feelings of the holiday season come in small packages. Stop by our host-a-block party between Kennedy and Edmonton before the parade to write letters to Santa and craft holiday cards. Join Samantha Stevens and Bubba from Feel Good Mornings, along with the pink-clad Peggy Street Team to warm up with a holiday dance party.
Manitoba Hydro | Edmonton to Carlton
Along with Louie the Lightning Bug, learn to play it safe around electricity. Manitoba Hydro has many interactive activities planned for parade day such as the giant board game, photo op station and craft table. It will also be a great opportunity to write your letter to Santa.
Children’s Advocate | Carlton to Hargrave
Canad Inns | Donald to Smith
Canad Inns welcomes you to the “Adventure Kids” Street Party.
Team Canad invites you to join our party, meet “Splasher” and welcome Santa to Winnipeg, ‘Canad–style’!
Colouring, games, complimentary Candy Canes and Hot Chocolate. Take your photo with Splasher and the Splasher photo frame. Tweet out your photo and tag @canadnation.
Kids 12 and Under we invite you to Enter our Prize Draw to win your very own Splasher’s Treasure Trove. You will automatically be entered in the Adventure Kids Club for free kids meal, and special promotions, contests and prizes, year round.
Sport Manitoba | Garry to Fort
It’s just a hop, skip and a jump to fun!
Join Sport Manitoba and Fit Kids Healthy Kids for a street party between Garry and Fort! This block will be geared towards little ones aged two to ten. Kids can play a variety of winter-themed activities that will get them moving, while learning some fundamental movement skills such as jumping, throwing, leaping and kicking.
Join us at the Snowball Throw, Tree Bowling, Reindeer Ring Toss, and much more!
Keep warm by being active before the parade begins! Guaranteed to be lots of fun!
Energy 106 + Hot 100.5 + CKJS 810| Portage & Main
Energy 106, Hot 100.5, and CKJS 810 presents the Santa Claus Pre-Parade Block Party. We’re kicking off the parade with a MASSIVE dance party. Join Energy 106, Hot 100.5, and CKJS 810 at Portage and Main at 4 PM for free pizza from Little Pizza Heaven! And DJ D-Lo spinning some hot tunes to warm you up!! The Santa Claus Pre-Parade Block Party—powered by Little Pizza Heaven, Tim Horton’s, Exhale Dance Studio, Kildonan Place, Waverley Chrysler, Len Dubois Trucking, and Grant Park Shopping Centre.