Holiday season kicks off with Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 18th

Posted on Thursday November 02, 2017
Santa Claus Parade

Residents are invited to help ring in the holiday season with the 46th annual Cornwall Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 18th.

The parade will start at 5 pm from St. Lawrence Secondary School on Second Street East and head west on Second Street until Augustus Street. Floats will turn south at Augustus Street and Cornwall Transit buses will be waiting to shuttle participants to the the Cornwall Civic Complex for the awards ceremony.

The theme of this year’s parade is ‘150 Years of Christmas’ and organizers are hoping it will be one of the biggest yet.

“We are hoping it will inspire originality and creativity,” said Terry Muir, one of the parade organizers. “The Santa Claus Parade is a true community event. We are looking for families, businesses, schools and community organizations to participate.”

It’s free to enter a float, and those interested in participating in the parade are encouraged to visit the Santa Claus Parade ( to register and fill out the necessary forms. Organizers hope to have parade entry forms returned by Friday, November 10th.

Breakfast with Santa
Before the parade, Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Civic Complex, beginning at 8:30 am.

Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Cornwall, the breakfast will feature a bunch of children’s activities including the Stormont slot track racing sponsored by the Kinsmen Club, face painting sponsored by the Optimist Club and an inflatable bowling alley!

Breakfast with Santa is free for children and by donation for adults who join them. Please come early - the event is limited to the first 750 people!

Santa’s Street Hockey Challenge
The Fifth annual Santa's Street Hockey Challenge will be held on Saturday, November 18th. Montreal Road will be closed between McConnell Avenue and Baldwin Street to accommodate the event. The School Challenge continues to be the tournament’s biggest draw. Schools (Grades 1-8) compete for prizes of $1,000 (first place), $750 (second place) and $500 (third place).

For more information and to register, please click here.