Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most Commonly Asked Questions and other important facts of the Parade.
If you have any other questions or inquiries please feel free to contact us.
What time does the Parade start and what is the route?
The Parade starts
promptly at 5:00pm at the intersection of Main Street North & Sproule Drive, heading South on Main Street and concluding at Elgin Drive. The Parade runs rain or shine and we suggest you dress accordingly.
When should I show up to watch the Parade?
The Parade takes approximately 60 minutes to pass by, but it may take some time to get to you depending on where you are on the route. If you are at the end of the route, it may not reach you until 6pm or so. Please plan accordingly. We recommend arriving early to find parking and the optimal place for you and your family to watch the Parade.
Should I bring my letter for Santa?
YES! All letters are picked
up just prior to Santa’s arrival, keep your eyes out for Santa's helpers who will be collecting the letters to give to Santa.
the Parade Route?
Vendors along the Parade route are NOT associated with the Brampton Santa Claus Parade. Vendors
are NOT to be on
the road after 4:30pm. Any transactions with vendors are done so at your own risk.
How can I Volunteer?
How can I apply to participate
or enter a float into the Parade?
Please visit our PARTICIPATION PAGE
for more details!
There is absolutely NO street parking on the Parade route after 2:00pm, on Parade day, until the road re-opens at approximately 8:00pm. This is strictly enforced by the City Bylaw Department.
Parking is easily accessible and available around the Parade route such as City Hall, Nelson Square Parking Garage and select side streets. Have a look at our Parade Route Map to see some of the parking lot locations.
PLEASE NOTE: Some parking locations will be affected by road closures, including some streets ONLY accessible from Main Street. Vehicles parked on those streets (e.g, Glen Eagle Cres, Woodbrook Dr, Etobicoke Dr) will not be able to leave until the Parade has concluded and Main Street is re-opened.
Parking On Parade Day
Where Is The Best Place To
Watch The Parade?
Anywhere along the route will give you a good view of the Parade, although some areas tend to be busier than others.
For optimal viewing of our nighttime Parade, the best place to watch is where there is the least amount of lighting. Typically from Gage Park to Clarence Street tends to be less crowded with a darker atmosphere.