Santa Claus Parade

Nov 19, 2017

The countdown to Christmas begins with the St. Catharines Santa Claus parade! 

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The Parade

At 1:00 PM, the Parade begins on McGuire Street behind the Meridian Centre and travels along McGuire, left on Carlisle Street, down Carlisle then left on St. Paul Street, travels along St. Paul to Queen Street where the parade ends.

Please bring a non-perishable food item, hats or mittens for Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold Kids, Canada Post will be collecting letters for Santa along the parade route. Full details here

Activities & Free Skate

At 2:00 PM, visit the Meridian Centre for a post parade party and FREE skate plus many other activities for the whole family from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • 2 pm - 4 pm - you don't have to skate to enjoy the festivities
  • Visit with Santa - bring your own camera for photos with Santa from 2 pm - 4pm.
  • Kids Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Pony Rides (outside)
  • Concession booth is open

These activities can be found on the concourse level unless otherwise stated. 

Entrance/Exit Point

Please use the Rankin Gateway


  • Doors open at 1:30 pm with access to change rooms to lace-up.
  • Everyone 14 years of age and younger must wear a helmet while on the ice.
  • No Equipment on the ice (sticks, pucks, etc...)
  • Only plastic skating aids are permitted
  • The Meridian Centre does not rent out skates or provide helmets

During events, parking at the Meridian Centre is limited to accessible spots with a government issued permit. However, there are some easy parking options available in the downtown core. Visit our Parking page for specifics.

No professional lenses, please disable flash on personal phones & cameras.

There are no upcoming showings at this time.