November 8, 2022

Oakville Santa Claus Parade 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Santa Claus Parade returns to the Town of Oakville! The parade will take place on Saturday, November 19th, at 9 AM. Get ready for free family fun as creative floats make their way through Oakville’s streets.

This year’s theme will be Christmas Around the World to acknowledge family festivities from all cultures and countries. Join in on the creativity by dressing in your traditional holiday attire! The kids will have a blast seeing decorative floats, marching bands, and costumed characters that reflect their own holiday traditions.

Oakville Santa Claus Parade: Marching Down Oakville Streets

Getting to Oakville Santa Claus Parade

Ensure you obtain a viewing spot early, as this will be Oakville’s first in-person Santa Claus Parade since 2019! Also, there will be several road closures from 7 AM to 11 AM. Click here to view the closures.

Highway exits and parking

As a result of the road closures, there will be limited parking available in Downtown Oakville. Instead, park at Oakville Go Station and catch a free Santa Shuttle. The shuttle will take you from Oakville Go to Trafalgar Park Community Centre.

Accidentally miss one? That’s okay! The free shuttle will run every 5-10 minutes from 8 AM to 11 AM. 

Parade Route

2022 Oakville Santa Claus Parade: Parade Map

Things to do after the Santa Claus Parade

Oakville cafes and bakeries

Feeling festive after Santa heads back to the North Pole? Why not grab some hot chocolate or a bite to eat at one of Oakville’s local cafés.

Dash, dance, or prance your way to chocolate heaven by purchasing one of Chocolato +Tommy Café‘s famous hot chocolates with over 14 flavours! You can also pick up in-house salads, sandwiches, baked goods or even gelato. The spot is located at 236 Lakeshore Rd E. 

Chocolato + Tommy café: Roasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate (Source: Facebook)
Chocolato + Tommy café: Brownie Soft Serve (Source: Facebook)
Chocolato + Tommy café: Rainbow Hot Chocolate (Source: Facebook)

Santa’s not the only one who deserves a plate full of delicious cookies! Stop by The Sweetest Thing bakery, located at 282 Kerr St, to have the most mouth-watering desserts Oakville has to offer. From holiday-themed cookies to ice cream sammies, this bakery’s got all the best sweet treats!

The Sweetest Thing: Snowman Cookies (Source: Instagram)
The Sweetest Thing: Holiday Cupcakes (Source: Instagram)
The Sweetest Thing: Gingerbread Cookies (Source: Instagram)

Get some fresh air along the lakeshore

Once you get a warm cup of hot cocoa, take a stroll down Lakeside Park to capture breathtaking views of Lake Ontario. It’s the perfect way to end the day.

Lakeside Park (Source:
Lakeside Park (Source: