Oakville Santa Claus Parade

The Oakville Santa Claus Parade is an annual event organized by a volunteer committee in partnership with the Town of Oakville and the business community.

Santa Claus Parade 2023

Stay tuned for more information about this year's Oakville Santa Claus Parade, happening rain or shine on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 9 a.m.

The parade gives back

For the 33rd year, the Oakville Kinsmen will be collecting your non-perishable food donations for Oakville community food banks. Collection will happen at the beginning of the parade and just before Santa’s sleigh. 

This year, as well as non-perishable food and cash donations, we will be accepting debit and credit card donations (by Tap).


The Oakville Santa Claus Parade has been delighting audiences for over 70 years. Each year provides members of the Oakville community with the opportunity to come together and participate in the parade or watch the parade, bringing joy to young and young at heart.

The first parade was organized in 1948 by Bill Hughes, then President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The idea originated to encourage business in Downtown Oakville. 

Contact us

Questions about the parade? Contact our Events team!