Santa Claus comes to town this Saturday for the Annual Saint John Santa Claus Parade


The 65th Annual Santa Claus Parade marshaled by Bernie Cormier, City of Saint John Cultural Affairs Officer, is less than one week away – taking place this Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6 p.m.

We invite everyone to come enjoy the magic of the season with us! With over 60 beautifully unique entries, as well as multiple marching bands, it’s definitely going to be a Magical, Musical Christmas Parade. Be sure to catch the parade on Rogers TV.

As we count down to the parade, here are a few reminders.


Please be advised that clean, gently used coats will be collected by NBCC Saint John and New System Laundry as part of the “Coats for Kids” campaign.

Non-perishable food items will also be collected by Local 18, City of Saint John Outside Workers for the Community Food Bank.

Finally, remember to bring your letters for Santa!

Parade Route

The parade will leave the Causeway, head onto Union Street, make a left onto Sydney Street, turn right onto King Square North, left onto Charlotte Street, down King Street, onto Saint Patrick Street, continuing onto Main Street, right onto Lansdowne Avenue and ending with a right onto Wellesley Avenue.

All of these streets mentioned above will be closed during the parade.

• All four lanes of the Causeway will be blocked off beginning at 3 p.m. for the parade line-up

• Citizens are asked not to park on King Street beginning at 5 p.m.

• Any vehicles parked along the parade route after 5:30 p.m. will be towed at the owners’ expense

• Please be aware of and obey all signage along the parade route

For more information:


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