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Sunday, December 4, 2022
Santa’s drive-by parade will visit all areas of town

Santa Claus is coming to town, after all.

Santa Around the Town, the alternative to Niagara-on-the-Lake's traditional Christmas parade, will bring St. Nicholas to all five Niagara-on-the-Lake communities on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Santa will begin his journey at 9:30 a.m. and residents can find out when he will reach their area by following his progress via the town’s Facebook page.

“We worked hard to create an experience that people can enjoy safely, while maintaining social distance, yet one that will still fill our community with holiday spirit,” said Kevin Turcotte, acting director of operations and a member of the Christmas parade committee.

“We encourage all Niagara-on-the-Lake residents to step outside for some Christmas cheer,” Turcotte said in a town announcement.

Santa Around the Town is a “targeted local event” only for Niagara-on-the-Lake residents, the town said.

The jolly old fellow won't be able to hit every street but a map of his route is available online at

The town asks that residents stay within their community and, if you need to drive to get to the nearest route, avoid gathering by waving to Santa from within your vehicle.

“Thank you to the Christmas parade committee members for thinking outside the box this year to keep the Christmas spirit alive in Niagara-on-the-Lake,” said Lord Mayor Betty Disero.

“We are thrilled to have Santa travel around the town giving our residents a special personal holiday greeting!”

The town thanked Sentineal Carriages for donating Santa’s sleigh.

In case of rain, Santa's journey around town will happen on Sunday, Dec. 13.