November 7, 2017

The Hamilton Santa Claus Parade Committee is very proud to introduce the new parade route for the 2017 Hamilton Santa Claus Parade. This has been in the works for quite some time. Together with S.E.A.T (Special Events Advisory Team) the route that we have had for more than 20 years has become too costly (permits, HSR and traffic concerns) as well as the City’s new Light Rail Transit System that will have both King and Main Streets under heavy construction within the next few years the change in route needed to happen. We will continue to have the Santa Claus Parade in the downtown area and accessible to all. We hope that you like the new route and that everyone embraces it. Below is a map of the new route.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 4:30pm.


The Hamilton Santa Claus Parade Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s parade will take place on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 4:30pm. The parade route is changing this year and we will be sharing the route with everyone in the next couple of days. We will be posting a map with the new route highlighted. So be sure to check back in to see our new route.

With the end of the first month of 2017 drawing to a close, all the Christmas decorations packed up and put away it is time for us to reflect on what a busy and successful 2016 Christmas Parade season the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade Committee had.

We would like to thank all our volunteers, sponsors and parade participants for a great Hamilton Santa Claus Parade on Saturday November 19th. The new start time at 4:30pm was a great success and we are so happy to have brought  a night parade atmosphere to Hamilton. Having participated in many other communities night time parades in years past we were looking forward to presenting it to the residents of the City of Hamilton and the response was awesome. The residents enjoyed the parade, the children were excited and full of smiles as they patiently awaited the arrival of the man of the hour “Santa” under the lights. The floats were all lit up, participants were full of Christmas spirit and the bands performed to perfection. Santa told us before he left for the North Pole that he rather liked the night parade here in our fine city and commented how much he liked his “updated” float. He also said that he is looking forward to returning to see us all again in November and hopes that we do another night time parade. Santa, we are making arrangements to do just that this year!!

We also need to further thank our volunteers on our committee for all the hard work and time that they commit to ensure that our floats are maintained for not only our parade, but all the other parades that our floats are rented out to as well as the numerous community events here in Hamilton that we participate in. Our volunteers also give up their time during the very busy Christmas season to travel to these communities assisting in pulling the floats and walking with them keeping all the children safe from harm. To our team of volunteers “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do” “You are all special elves that need to be recognized for all your hard work and without you we would not be able to do what we do!”

Now with a bit of a break behind us we begin to work on getting things organized for this year’s parade.


Save the Date!

Santa Claus will be in the Hammer!

Saturday November 19, 2016 4:30pm



The Hamilton Santa Claus Parade Committee is proud to announce that this year’s Hamilton Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday November 19, 2016 at 4:30pm.

Along with the later start time the parade has also undergone a change in the route. Still in the downtown core the parade will be taking place along John and James Street.

We believe that this new route will make for a beautiful parade this year.

Hope to see you there.

2016 Parade Route


Santa 2015 Hamilton Santa Claus Parade













December 20, 2015
#santasinthehammer Evening Sleigh Ride with Santa and Mrs Claus
Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Santa Claus Parade Committee is pleased to announce that Santa and Mrs Claus will be in Hamilton on Tuesday December 22, 2015 for an Evening Sleigh Ride.
Starting from Centre Mall at 6:30pm Santa and Mrs Claus will be aboard our new Mrs Claus float and will be spreading more Christmas magic and spirit to the residents of Hamilton. They will be waving and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. We feel honoured that they are taking time out of their already busy time to see us once again. Their route will be west on Barton, south on Ottawa, west on King St to Dundurn to Main St, east on Main St to Kenilworth Ave. Kenilworth access to Upper Ottawa St. South on Upper Ottawa St , West on Fennell Ave to Garth St, South on Garth St to Mohawk Rd, East on Mohawk to Upper Ottawa and ending at Stonechurch and Upper Ottawa.
The Hamilton Santa Claus Parade has been an ongoing event since 1949. 2015 marks the 40th anniversary for the current presiding committee that organizes and presents the parade year after year. This group of passionate volunteers give so much of their time to ensure that we as a group bring the magic of Christmas to thousands of children and adults alike in the Hamilton and surrounding area, while also putting smiles on their faces.