Santa Claus Parades being held this weekend in Welland, West Lincoln and Thorold


Published November 23, 2022 at 11:16 am

Santa Claus Parades have been somewhat hit-and-miss in Niagara so far this season.

Niagara Falls held a very successful one on November 12 just before St. Catharines announced the city would not have one this year.

Fort Erie was all ready for theirs on November 19 but news of last weekend’s snowstorm quashed it very quickly. They cancelled two days before the storm arrived, causing a number of citizens to complain.

However, to make up for it, the town will be holding a family festive event on December 3 from 2 to 5 pm at the Fort Erie Racetrack with food trucks, pony rides, Fluffy the Clown, magic by Scoop McCoy, music, surprises, Santa Claus himself and fireworks.

But Santa Claus Parades are back in town this weekend as Welland, West Lincoln and Thorold will be holding theirs on November 26.

The Thorold Santa Claus Parade, an annual tradition for 30 years, invites residents to downtown to experience “a festive array of community floats, marchers, entertainers and bands.” The parade has always taken place on the last Saturday of each November and will run from 4 to 6 pm.

Meanwhile, over in Welland, they will be holding the Santa Claus Parade and Tree Lighting, also starting at 4 pm at the Welland Civic Square (60 E Main St).

The West Lincoln Santa Claus Evening Parade Committee will start at 5 pm, leaving the West Lincoln Community Centre and traveling to Industrial Park Road.

That means Regional Road 20 will be closed from South Grimsby Road 5 to Townline Road (traffic circle) on November 26 from 4 pm to 7 pm.  There will be no access to the interior roads/side streets within that area.




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