• Annual Downtown Christmas Parade Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm

You better watch out…You better not cry…You better not pout… I’m telling you why…

Santa Claus is coming to Downtown St. John’s!! Mark your calendar to attend the largest community event in the province, the Annual Downtown Christmas Parade, set for Sunday November 30th!

The Downtown Christmas Parade begins at 12:00 pm, and with over 60,000 spectators in attendance make sure to get down early to get your favorite spot along the Parade route. Santa and his cast of colourful characters, crazy clowns…\

The deadline for applications has passed for 2013. The Parade application deadline for the 2014 Annual Downtown Christmas Parade will be Friday, October, 31, 2014.

Downtown Christmas Parade Food Drive

Not only is the Downtown Christmas Parade the largest annual event in the province, but it is also now the largest food drive! In the spirit of giving, bring along a non-perishable food items or loonies and twoonies to the Parade in aid of the Community Food Sharing Association. Newfoundland Power employees will be walking along the Parade route to collect food items and donations. Please note, due to the extreme generosity of Parade spectators and the overwhelming support for the CFSA food drive during the Parade, the staff and volunteers from NL Power will begin collecting the food along the Parade route at 11:45 am.

Letters to Santa

Kids, don’t forget to bring along to letters to Santa! Canada Post employees will be collecting them along the route and sending them to the North Pole! Address your letter to Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0.

Santa’s Arrival

Look up… It’s a bird… It’s a plane…. No its Santa arriving to St. John’s in his special Reindeer Chopper!!! If weather permits, Santa will travel from the North Pole with Universal Helicopters and fly along the Parade route and wave at all the girls and boys below.

Friends of the Parade

  • City of St. John’s
  • Bell Aliant
  • Canada Post
  • Metrobus
  • Dodge City
  • Discount Car and Truck Rental
  • East Can Transport
  • Oceanex
  • Honda One
  • Universal Helicopters
  • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • Department of Transportation and Works
  • St. John Ambulance
  • 6th St. John’s Rovers
  • 3rd Wesley Rovers
  • Telelink Call Centre


The Downtown Christmas Parade begins at 12:00 pm, and with over 60,000 spectators in attendance make sure to get down early to get your favorite spot along the Parade route. Santa and his cast of colourful characters, crazy clowns, beautiful floats, marching bands, cheerleaders, performing groups and much much more will depart the Fort William Building on Factory Lane and travel along Plymouth Road to Duckworth Street. The Parade then travels through historic Downtown by moving west along Duckworth Street to Prescott Street, down Prescott to Water Street, and west along Water Street ending at SPRINGDALE STREET!

Postponement Date: Postponing the Downtown Christmas Parade is not something that the Parade Organizing Committee takes lightly, but it if we do have to postpone due to poor weather conditions the event will go ahead the following Sunday December 7, 2014  at 12:00 pm.


Parking / Street Closures: Parking restrictions and street closures will be in effect beginning at 8:00 am on Parade Day. No parking along the Parade route on Sunday after 8:00 am, and cars will be towed starting at 10:00 am and possibly sooner. If your car is towed, call the City of St. John’s Access Centre at 311 to find your vehicle.

For a list of street closures, please visit the City of St. John’s web site, www.stjohns.ca or call the City’s Access Centre at 311.

Santa Shuttle: The Santa Shuttle is a free Park and Ride service that can bring you to and from the Downtown Christmas Parade. It begins at 10:30 am on a load-and-go basis from the Confederation Building parking lot and also from parking lot of NL Housing off Columbus Drive. Buses departing from the Confederation Building will drop passengers to Bannerman Park. Buses departing NL Housing will drop passengers to Mile One Stadium. After the Parade has passed, you may return to the area where to where dropped off to get back on the bus, once again this will be on a load and go basis. The Santa Shuttle is brought to you by Downtown St. John’s, The City of St. John’s and Metrobus.

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