Post on : December 4, 2022

Santa’s Sleigh Makes His Way Downtown

Almost 50,000 spectators had their Christmas wishes granted as they were treated to a fantastic array of floats, bands, performing groups and lovable characters at the 2022 Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade. “It was an awesome day for the Parade with light winds and clear skies.  You could really feel the excitement in the air as Santa Claus returned to Downtown streets following a weather postponement last Sunday.”, said Gaylynne Gulliver of Downtown St. John’s.

Employees of Newfoundland Power, a corporate sponsor of the event, were out in full force gathering food for Santa’s annual food drive.  Over 12,000 pounds of food with a cash value of $38,520.00 was collected in aid of the Community Food Sharing Association as well as thousands in cash donations.  Newfoundland Power are also matching funds collected at the Parade up to $15,000.00

The winners of various categories for the 2022 Downtown St. John’s Parade were:

Best Corporate Floats:    

  1. Vale Newfoundland and Labrador
  2. Elite Kitchens and Design Inc.
  3. Heave Away Waste Management

Best Non- Corporate Floats:

  1. Memorial University
  2. Paddle NL
  3. Iceberg Alley Riders

Best Performing Groups:

  1. Ashley Feltham School of Dance
  2. Sorensen School of Dance
  3. The Dance Academy

Best Cheerleading Groups: 

  1. Beaconsfield Jr High Cheerleaders
  2. Holy Spirit High Falcons
  3. Cheer Sport Sharks Newfoundland

Best Marching Band:

  1. Music Collection Drumline
  2. Salvation Army Band

Charlie Cook Community Spirit Award:

The Postmaster’s Bakery


Downtown St. John’s would like to thank Newfoundland Power, NTV and OZ FM, Allstar Rebar, the City of St. John’s, St. John’s Regional Fire Department, RNC, Rovers Ground Search and Rescue,  Eastern Health,  St. John Ambulance, Bell, East Can Transport, and Colliers International as  well as the thousands of Parade participants, spectators, volunteers and community agencies who made the event such a success.

For more information

Please contact:

Parade CEO (Chief Elf Officer)

Gaylynne Gulliver

Marketing, Events, & Media Relations Manager

Downtown St. John’s



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