Join the Festivities!

Thanks for coming!

The 2023 parade date will be announced in Spring!

Parade Route

Street Closures:


Main Street - Northbound lanes 

Route 62 - Southbound lanes

Broadway - all lanes

St Mary Avenue - between Vaughn Street and Fort Street

CLOSED Starting at 9AM:

Main Street - Southbound lanes between Portage Avenue and York Avenue

CLOSED Starting at 12PM:
Portage Avenue - between Main Street and Memorial

Memorial Avenue - Northbound between Portage Avenue and Broadway 

Memorial Avenue - Southbound between St Mary and Broadway 

Between Portage Avenue and Broadway:

Edmonton Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue - CLOSED

Vaughn Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue - CLOSED

All other streets between Portage Avenue and St Mary - LOCAL/PARKADE ACCESS ONLY

St Mary Avenue and Graham Avenue - REGULAR TRAFFIC

Between Portage Avenue and Ellice:



Block Parties

Arrive early for Santa's Block Parties, starting at 2:00 PM

Join the fun as local organizations host activities and events along the parade route. 

Locations and hosts:

1. Fort to Garry - Sport Manitoba

2. Garry & Portage - Festival du Voyageur

3. Carlton to Hargrave - Manitoba Advocate

4. Edmonton to Carlton - Manitoba Hydro

5. Kennedy & Portage - Dairy Farmers of Canada

Catch live Coverage of the Parade

Tune in to watch the parade on CTV

 - Live streaming at 3:00pm

 - Replayed condensed version at a date closer to Christmas - Date TBA

Dress in warm layers, and remember to pack extra mittens, scarves, and hats. It may be cold outside, and Santa is worth the wait!

Warm socks


Mittens, toque, and scarf


Comfortable boots


Become a Sponsor

Show your support for the Manitoba Hydro Santa Claus Parade, the largest lit seasonal parade in Canada! Over 100,000 people watch the event live, either on-site or on TV. Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available. 

Enter a Float

Creating a float is half the fun. Then share in the magic as your business, organization, or team parades through downtown Winnipeg in this traditional holiday event.