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Guelph Community Santa Parade
November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The excitement of the holiday season is not quite upon us. Yet here at Santa Parade HQ we are already seeking community members to work on new and creative ways to entertain the thousands of spectators at the 2018 Guelph Community Santa Parade. Taking place on Sunday November 18th, this much-loved civic celebration needs your help to make sure that Santa Claus feels as welcome as possible in our city. There are a number of ways to get involved.
4th Annual Santa Run
Don a Santa suit (included in the registration fee) and run in aid of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph. This 3km festive fun run takes place on the parade route in the minutes before the parade starts. Register here .
Sponsor the parade
With spectator numbers now close to 20,000, your business can partner with us to gain recognition and kudos at Guelph’s largest attended single day event. See the 2018 Sponsorship Packages here.
Santa needs you! Join the parade day team and volunteer as a banner holder, a parade marshal or crowd control. Check out the online Volunteer Form for all the details.
Enjoy the parade
Wave from the sidelines on parade day. Set up early for some action before the parade starts. Cheer on the Santa Run participants from 1pm, and hand your non-perishable food items to the Guelph Food Bank and letters to Santa right before the parade starts at 1.30pm. Old Quebec Street Shoppes is the place to be after the parade to warm up and enjoy a traditional Victorian Christmas with Santa in attendance. Check out the parade day map here.