Post on : December 2, 2022

Annual Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade Sunday, December 4, 2022 at noon.

Join Santa and his special friends on Sunday, December 4 at noon in historic Downtown St. John’s.

Pick your favorite spot on the sidewalk along the parade route to help us welcome Santa to town!

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.

Friends of the Parade

  • Allstar Rebar Ltd
  • City of St. John’s
  • Bell Aliant
  • Canada Post
  • Metrobus
  • East Can Transport
  • Oceanex
  • Honda One
  • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • St. John Ambulance
  • 6th St. John’s Rovers
  • 3rd Wesley Rovers
  • Telelink Call Centre


The Downtown Christmas Parade begins at 12:00 pm.  Make sure to get down early to get your favourite spot along the Parade route. Santa and his cast of colourful characters, zany clowns, beautiful floats, marching bands, cheerleaders, performing groups, and 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!


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.

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 10:00 am on a load-and-go basis from the Confederation Building parking lot and also from the 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 Mary Brown’s Centre. Accessible buses will be available at both locations. After the Parade has passed, you may return to the area where you were dropped off to get back on the bus. Please remember 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.


GoBus users must reserve their ride. GoBus drop off/pick up is available along George Street West, between Queen Street and Adelaide Street. GoBus will access George Street West via Queen Street.


Accessible parking spaces will be designated by signage along New Gower Street (between Queen Street and Duckworth Street) and along George Street West (between Queen Street and Adelaide Street). George Street accessible parking can be accessed via Queen Street.


An accessible viewing area is located at 354 Water Street near Dollarama and is available on a first come, first served basis.


Annual Downtown Christmas Parade Accessibility Flyer


The Sensory Friendly Zone will be located on Water Street from the intersection of Prescott Street and Water Street to Solomon’s Lane. In this area music will be turned down and horns will not be sounded!!

The Parade will be filmed by NTV and broadcast at a later date. To be announced.

For more Parade information please visit:

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