Santa Claus parade will be shorter this year

By Staff

May 22, 2024



The Santa Claus parade will be shorter this year – road construction

Council was advised by Memo earlier this month that there would have to be some changes in the Santa Claus parade route due to road work being done on Prospect Street, which in the past has been the marshalling site for the parade.

The road closure will be roughly 3kms in length (previously 4.5kms) with the parade route starting at the Central Hub (Teen Tour Way). The marshalling area will extend to Guelph Line on New Street, and the parade will end on Brant Street at Blairholm Ave, with the dismantling zone moving onto private property and the road closure ending at Ghent Ave.

The new route will improve efficiency and will be less impactful to Burlington residents and businesses surrounding Guelph Line and Prospect Street.

The proposed changes are outlined below:

  • Removal of the road closure on Prospect Street from Cumberland to Guelph Line
  • Removal of the road closure on Guelph Line from Prospect Street to New Street
  • Extending the road closure on Brant Street from Victoria Ave/Baldwin Street to Ghent Ave with the parade ending at Blairholm Ave (previously ending on Caroline)


The Santa Claus Parade is a signature event, and the impacts of the event, specifically the road closure, are significant to the community and residents in the surrounding area. Residents and businesses in the surrounding area will be receiving a community consultation letter with the break down of the proposed changes following Burlington’s Canada Day Event July 1st.

If you have any questions, contact Kristina Clint,

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