Downtown Barrie’s Annual Santa Claus Parade
Find a good spot along the Parade route which starts at 5pm from the corner of Tiffin Street & Lakeshore.
Click here to see the full parade route map.
Be aware of some temporary road closures on Saturday.
This year’s theme is, “My Favorite Christmas Song.” The Barrie Chamber of Commerce has put together the largest variety of festive floats ever this year. A night’s sky provides an incredibly unique experience as the Christmas spirit comes alive with bright colours, music and the possibility of a light snowfall.
Downtown Storefronts, Annual Tree Lighting, Festive Activites & Fireworks Display
Each Downtown Barrie storefront will be decorated for Christmas, grab a bite to eat and join Kool FM for the on-stage entertainment beginning at 3pm from Memorial Square as part of the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. The end of the Parade route will lead Santa Claus right to us at Memorial Square.
The outdoor movies on the big screen will bring back great memories for Moms & Dads with the 1960’s versions of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer & Frosty The Snowman.
Tim Hortons will be on location with hot chocolate. Kids will love the face painting, balloon animals & horse-drawn wagon rides.
Bring a new-unwrapped toy or make a cash donation to ‘Help Give a Kid a Christmas’ as part of our Annual Rock 95/Kool FM Toy Drive!
Closer to 9pm, once the tree has been lit the sky will then light up over Kempenfelt Bay with an amazing Fireworks Display.
Here is a sneak peak of the Big Guy’s visit Saturday in Barrie: