Municipality of Port Hope – Traditional Santa Claus Parade Returns to Port Hope

The Municipality is pleased to announce that the traditional Santa Claus Parade is returning to Port Hope on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.with COVID-19 protocols in effect.

“We are thrilled to host the Santa Claus parade street-side once again, after pivoting last year to a reverse parade,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “This is the first large-scale event that we are hosting in the community since the pandemic started. While it is encouraging and a step towards pre-pandemic times that we can gather in larger groups again, I encourage residents and visitors to be mindful of the protocols that remain in place to help keep our community safe.”

The parade will resume its traditional route, starting at Ridout Street along Walton Street to Queen Street, and then south to Augusta Street.

The Provincial government has removed capacity limits at outdoor, organized public events and the parade has been organized within the provincial guidelines.

Parade participants and spectators are encouraged to stay on Santa’s “Nice List” by following the mandated provincial protocols:

  • Avoid gathering where possible – the parade route is long, and spectators are encouraged to spread out where possible
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from those not in your household
  • Wear a mask – even though this event is outdoors, please wear a mask along the parade route

Residents and community groups interested in participating in the parade may visit to register in advance and review safety guidelines. Confirmation of float and walking party approval will be provided via email.

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