A list of Christmas events in and around Niagara Falls Region: Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham including children’s events, Santa Claus Parades, Christmas lights, carols, theatre, and other holiday events
- Christmas Lights & Santa Claus Parades
- Page 2: Christmas Carol Concerts & Holiday Theatre
- Page 3: Other Holiday Events
I. Christmas Lights & Santa Claus Parades in Niagara Falls Region
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 11 AM – 3 PM
The Parade begins on Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street and travels north on Victoria to Valley Way and Queen Street.
Winter Festival of Lights Opening Ceremony
Celebrate the start of Niagara’s most cherished winter tradition, the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, with your friends and family. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment in Queen Victoria Park just steps from the mighty Niagara Falls, then tour the 8km long illumination route featuring over 2 million lights throughout the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding areas!
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
8:00 PM – Grand finale firework show synchronized to music
Queen Victoria Park, 6345 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls
Winter Festival of Lights
Join us for spectacular light displays, the Fallsview Sound and Light Show, Holiday Lights Tours and over 3 million lights displayed along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and Niagara Falls.
November 16, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Various Locations, Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Fireworks
Enjoy spectacular fireworks displays as they explode high over the mighty Falls as part of Winter Festival of Lights! Each show is approximately five minutes in length.
Select Days, November 16th to January 11, 2020 | 9 PM
Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls
Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade
Fort Erie welcomes Santa to town in style, featuring bands, floats, community organizations, and a lot of music and entertainment along the way. There will be bands filling the route with music; entertainment by the Peacock School of Dance; Christmas spirited community floats- schools, churches, local business and service groups, beautiful Alpacas, and watch for Santa to arrive straight from the North Pole.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 4 PM – 6 PM
Starting at Jarvis and Klauck Streets, the Parade will travel up Jarvis Street, turning left onto Central Avenue. The Parade continues straight down Central Avenue ending at Catherine Street.
Welland Santa Claus Parade
Welland’s annual Santa Claus Parade begins at 4pm at Canadian Tire Financial Services travelling west towards Civic Square. Along the route, Canada Post carriers will be collecting letters to Santa and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will be collecting donations for the Welland Open Arms Mission. Back at Civic Square, the fun is just beginning with the lighting of Welland’s Christmas Tree. Here, kids can visit with Santa, while warming up with free hot chocolate and treats. After the parade, why not stay for a showing of Disney’s Muppet Christmas Carol on the big screen at Civic Square. Details
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 4:00 PM
Parade begins at Canadian Tire Financial Services (corner of East Main & Wellington Streets), travels west on East Main St, ending at Civic Square
St Catharines Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 4:45 PM (rain, snow or shine)
Parade begins on McGuire Street at David S. Howes Way
Travels along McGuire Street, left on Carlisle Street
Travels along Carlisle Street, left on St. Paul Street
Travels along St. Paul Street, right on James Street
Travels along James Street, left on Church Street
Ends at City Hall.
Thorold Santa Claus Parade
The Thorold Santa Claus Parade is embarking on its 29th year!
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 4 PM – 5 PM
Parade Route: Sullivan Ave, Thorold
Fantasy of Trees
Enjoy a dazzling display of decorated trees and numerous wreaths.
November 22nd to December 8th, 2019
The Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St
Port Colborne’s Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade
On Saturday, December 7th, join the Downtown BIA as they welcome Santa to Port Colborne. He will arrive by tugboat at approximately 1 p.m. near West Street and Charlotte Street. Santa will make his way down Charlotte Street to the Guild Hall where there will be free arts and crafts, free hot chocolate and cookies and the chance to have your picture taken with Santa (for a small fee). Great fun for the whole family that winds up around 3 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Beginning from Port Colborne High School and travelling south on Steele Street to Clarence Street where it will move east on Clarence Street to West Street. Making its way south on West Street to Charlotte Street, the parade will then travel west on Charlotte Street to end at the Market Square, in front of City Hall.
62nd Annual Grimsby Santa Claus Parade
Each year the parade consists of approximately 90 entries which includes community floats, walking groups, marching bands and various entertainment. The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade is the perfect kickoff to your holiday celebrations – don’t’ miss it.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 5 PM – 7 PM
Parade Route: Eastbound along Livingston Avenue/Main Street West starting at Blessed Trinity Secondary School and ending at the Ontario Street intersection.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade
Santa comes to town. The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake presents one of Ontario’s best Santa Claus Parades.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Parade Route: Begin on Nelles St to Wellington to Buron/Prideaux and then onto Queen St. and ends at Platoff St.
Pelham Santa Claus Parade
Presented by Fenwick Lions Club. Join Santa at Centennial Park after the parade for a visit, hot apple cider, chili, hot dogs & coffee.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 1:00 PM
Parade Route: Starting at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (1040 Balfour St., Fenwick) heading North on Balfour Street to Canboro Road, West on Canboro Road to Church Street, South on Church Street to Centennial Park (999 Church St., Fenwick).
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