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


On behalf of Saint John Santa Claus Parade Committee 

The 67th Annual Santa Claus Parade is less than one week away – taking place this Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6 p.m.

We invite everyone to come enjoy the magic of the season with us! With 60 beautifully unique entries, as well as multiple marching bands, it’s definitely going to be a special parade.

As we count down days 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! 

ALL collections will take place in advance of the parade moving. The collection groups will be on the route 10 minutes prior to the parade moving from the staging point. 

Parade Route

The parade will leave Crown Street at Union Street, 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 five lanes of Crown Street, between Paul Harris Street and Union Street will be closed to all traffic from 3 p.m. until approximately 6:30 p.m.
• Citizens are asked not to park on King Street beginning at 4 p.m. Any vehicles on King Street after 4 p.m. will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

• Any vehicles parked along the parade route after 4 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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