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Guelph Santa Claus Parade Caught in Guelph

New Guelph Night Santa Parade Open for Entries

Part of an exciting two day festival titled Spirit of the Season, the Guelph Community Santa Parade is now a night time parade! Wrap yourself in lights, illuminate your elf hats, and put a spotlight on your group by entering this much-loved civic celebration.

Taking place on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Downtown Guelph, parade organizers are looking for loud, bright, bold, colourful entries. We welcome bands, dancers, sports teams, cosplayers and anyone else who wants to dress up and give Downtown Guelph a glow up. Give your entry a seasonal theme, or just make it bright and beautiful… whatever makes our community smile, we want to see it.


Understanding that it takes time and money to make something special, parade organizers aim to reduce the financial barriers to people taking part by providing funds that pay directly for materials. There is also a selection of costumes should your group want to dress in seasonal snuggies, inflatable dinosaurs or something else silly and warm. Contact parade organizers directly for more information.

Other ways to get involved include volunteering on the day or dressing up in a Santa suit and running the route right before the parade starts. Find all the information for this feel good event online.


Taking place on Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 in historic Downtown Guelph, Spirit of the Season will bring together our community for a celebration of the coming Winter Season. Presented by The Cooperators, the Downtown Guelph Business Association and the Guelph Community Foundation, and combining the Guelph Community Santa Parade, the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and two new holiday shopping markets, this spectacular and inclusive two day festival will activate the Downtown core with entertainment, lights and decoration, adding sparkle to this special season.

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