OTTAWA -- looks at the Santa Claus parade schedule in Ottawa and eastern Ontario this holiday season.


Santa Claus will make a stop in downtown Ottawa on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association has scaled back plans for three parades in Ottawa following a deadly crash at a Santa Claus parade in Wisconsin.

The Help Santa Toy Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4 at Ottawa City Hall on Laurier Avenue. It will travel west on Laurier to Bank Street, and then south on Bank Street to Fifth Avenue.

New toy donations can be dropped off at all City of Ottawa Fire Stations, while cash donations can be made at


Manotick's first ever Parade of Lights is set for Saturday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.

The Kiwanis Club of Manotick, the Manotick BIA and the Manotick Village and Community Association host the first ever Santa Claus Parade of lights.

This will be preceded by carolling and the Kiwanis tree lighting ceremony at the corner of Manotick Main and Bridge Streets.

Funds will be collected during the parade for the Manotick Food Cupboard.


The Almonte Christmas Night Parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.

The parade will leave the Almonte Community Centre, head up Bridge Street to Mill Street. At the end of Mill Street, the parade will turn right onto Almonte Street and head up to Martin Street. At Martin the parade turns right again and follows Bridge Street back to the Arena.

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Santa returns to Arnprior this holiday season for a drive-by parade.

The Santa Claus parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nick Smith Centre.

The drive-thru parade includes floats and Christmas music, ending with a visit from Santa.

You are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation to support the Arnprior Food Bank.


The Rotary Santa Claus stationary parade is set for Saturday, Nov. 27 on Court House Green.

Pedestrians are invited to enter at many of the intersections to Court House Green from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see Santa and Mrs. Claus and the parade.

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Santa Claus will be in Carleton Place on Saturday, Nov. 27 for the Santa Claus Parade.

The theme for this year's parade is "Favourite Christmas Stories."

The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Carleton Place High School, and will travel on Lake Avenue West before travelling up Bridge Street.


The 12th annual drive-thru Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Carp Fair Grounds.

The parade runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Donations to the West Carleton Food Access Centre will be accepted.

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The Clarence-Rockland Parade of Lights is set for Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

The parade is scheduled to travel down Laurier Street in Rockland.

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Santa Claus is coming back to Hawkesbury for the return of the holiday parade.

The annual Santa Claus parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. It will travel along Main Street in Hawkesbury.


The North Dundas Parade of Lights is coming to the South Mountain Fairgrounds.

The stationary, drive-by parade will run Friday, Dec. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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The Pakenham Santa Claus Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.

The parade will leave the Stewart Community Centre.

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The city of Pembroke has cancelled Saturday's Santa Claus Parade of Lights due to the weather in the forecast and rising COVID-19 concerns in the area.

The parade will not be rescheduled.


The Perth Santa Claus Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

The parade will travel along Sunset Boulevard, Wilson Street, Foster Street, Gore Street and Cockburn Street, before turning onto Wilson Street where it will end at the Queen Elizabeth School.

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The Petawawa Santa Claus Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

The parade will start at the Petawawa Plaza and end at the Petawawa Civic Centre.

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Santa Claus is coming to Renfrew on Saturday. Dec. 4.

The Renfrew BIA is hosting the Renfrew Santa Claus Parade from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with floats parked along Raglan Street and in front of town hall.

Guests are invited to tour the floats in person.


The Richmond Santa Claus Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4.

The drive-thru parade begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Richmond Fairgrounds.


The Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.

The theme for this year's parade is Disney.