Santa Claus Parade returns with a twist on Nov. 28

November 2, 2020
Santa Claus Parade
Cornwall Santa Claus Parade

Santa will make his annual visit to Cornwall on Saturday, November 28th for the annual Cornwall Santa Claus Parade.

This year’s event will feature a bit of a twist – the parade will be a drive-thru event, with motorists passing along a defined route in the Civic Complex parking lot to take in the displays.

Families with young children are encouraged to attend between 4:30 pm and 7 pm while older children and adults are encouraged to come after 7 pm.

Entrance to the event will be via the western entrance of the Civic Complex (off of Water Street).

“The pandemic made it difficult to go ahead with the traditional parade however we’re thrilled to come up with this fun alternative for the community,” said Terry Muir, long-time parade organizer. “We are seeing some new people entering (displays) since they will not require a float.”

It will mark the 49th edition of the parade, and the theme for this year’s event is Christmas Traditions.

“Now more than ever, it’s important to have events that will bring some cheer and hope to the community in a safe and responsible manner,” added Mr. Muir. “This is a great option to celebrate the holidays and all of the the great things we have here in our community.”

Additional information

For additional information on the parade, including entering a display or donating, please check out the parade website or visit their Facebook page.

Play it safe!

We all have a part to play in combating the spread of COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to wear masks in indoor public spaces and practice frequent hand washing and physical distancing. For the latest guidelines and restrictions related to COVID-19, please visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website.


Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Check out the Explore section of our website for other fun-filled activities to keep you busy. Better yet, consider extending your stay with a night at one of our great accommodations!

Article by Kevin Lajoie