Santa Claus is coming to town with Santa’s Parade of Lights

Two beloved Santa Claus Parades will return to Ottawa after almost two years! But this time, they are taking on a new name: Santa’s Parade of Lights. The new parade is a hybrid of the Help Santa Toy Parade and the Parade of Lights.

The parade will take place on December 4th, 2022. It will travel through three parts of the Ottawa area, in hopes that everyone will be able to come out and see it while following safety protocols. While the route has yet to be confirmed, it will start in Kanata in the afternoon, then embark to downtown and then head to Orleans in the evening.

Although things may look a little different, at the heart of the event is the Toy Parade, where folks are invited to donate toys. Learn more here at

Learn more about Santa’s Parade of Lights from City News here.

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