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The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade is back and we can’t wait to celebrate the season with you! Join us along Portage Avenue and be wowed by the lights, the fun and Mr. & Mrs. Claus themselves! Be sure to invite your family and friends by sharing this event.The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade is our city’s longest-running free community event, established in 1909. We hope you’ll make the parade a part of your holiday tradition!

The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade begins at Portage Avenue and Young Street, and heads east down Portage Avenue to the intersection of Portage and Main. It turns south on Main Street and continues until William Stephenson Way. The parade ends at Westbrook Street.

Pre-Parade Events

Along the parade route, local businesses and organizations will host block parties with activities for the entire family. Arrive early to enjoy a variety of activities and events including mascots, musicians, and street hockey. Thanks to the Parade Ambassadors for ensuring a fun, safe, and memorable experience for everyone.

These enthusiastic volunteers will keep you energized while you wait for Santa! (subject to change).

Canada Life

Vaughan to Kennedy

More details coming soon!

Manitoba Hydro

Edmonton to Carlton

Manitoba Hydro’s Host a Block promises to be fun and exciting!!!!  Come early and enjoy the free concert by Camerata Nova in the Gallery at Manitoba Hydro Place 360 Portage Avenue.  Concert will be held from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  Then join the fun outside for Manitoba Hydro’s hosted block party.  Kids are invited to meet some of Hydro’s construction crew members along with their bucket truck, learn the path of electricity from water to your light switch, and safety around electricity and natural gas.

Manitoba Advocate for Children & Youth

Carlton to Hargrave

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth calls all children and youth to bring their families, and join our #Carlton2Hargrave block party designed specifically for kids and youth! Try your luck in our games area for Snowman Bowling, The Winter Pumpkin Roll, or Winter Parka Hula Hooping, or join us as we cheer on a Timbit’s hockey demo game! And while you’re here, make sure you stop and high-five the friendliest mascot in Manitoba: The Wavy Guy!

Sport Manitoba

Garry to Fort

It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to fun. Join Sport Manitoba and Fit Kids Healthy Kids for a street party between Garry and Fort. This block will be geared towards little ones aged two to ten. Kids can play a variety of winter-themed activities that will get them moving while learning some fundamental movement skills such as jumping, throwing, leaping and kicking.

Try the Reindeer Ring Toss, Tug of War, Snowball Target Toss, Christmas Cornhole, Rudolph Training, and Santa’s Workshop. Keep warm by being active before the parade begins. Guaranteed to be lots of fun!

Energy 106 + Hot 100.5 + CKJS 810

Portage & Main

ENERGY 106, HOT 100.5, and CKJS 810 presents the Santa Claus Pre-Parade Block Party; kicking off the parade with a MASSIVE dance party. Join ENERGY 106, HOT 100.5 and CKJS 810 at Portage and Main at 4 PM for free pizza from Slices Pizza and an amazing Christmas performance from Exhale Dance Studio! And DJ Anto from the 5 o’clock Energy Mix, spinning some hot tunes to keep you warm!! The Santa Claus Pre-Parade Block Party—powered by Slices Pizza , Kildonan Place, Len Dubois Trucking Inc, Capital Sound Entertainment, and Grant Park Shopping Centre.

Parade Route

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