Plan the best Parade experience.
From what to pack to where to park, a little planning can go a long way come Parade day.
Brrrr. It’s cold.
You just never know what the weather will be like on Parade day. So pack lots of layers. Fill a backpack with gloves, scarves, and hats. Santa takes his time and you can get cold waiting – so come prepared.
Best place to see the Parade.
No matter where you stand along the route, you’ll see the parade in all its glory. Just be sure to arrive early. Spots fill up fast. Can’t make it to the Parade? The Santa Claus Parade will air on Sunday, November 20th, at 4:30pm ET/PT on
CTV, and 5:30pm AT on CTV Atlantic and on CTV GO.
Don’t want to drive?
GO is making it easier to join the fun with special GO Train trips on all GO lines. Train service will run on the Milton, Kitchener, Barrie, Stouffville, Lakeshore East and West GO lines. You can buy special-priced GO day passes for
travel to and from the parade at most GO Stations.
Passes are only $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/children and $20 for groups. For schedules please visit gotransit.com/holidays
Parking along the route.
While there may be no parking right along the route, there are public parking lots near.
For Green P parking lot information, click here.
Is there a wheelchair accessible area along the Parade route?
The designated physical disability viewing area is on University Avenue at College Street.
Which TTC subway stop should I get off at?
There are numerous TTC stops along the parade route, they include: Christie, Bathurst, Spadina St. George, Museum, Queen’s Park, St. Patrick, Osgoode, Queen, and King Stations.
Nearest food locations.
There are numerous Tim Hortons, McDonalds and Pizza Pizza locations along the parade route. Plus hundreds of delicious restaurants and convenience stores.
Let’s have a green parade.
Hot cocoa is an essential part of the parade experience. If you can, please pack your reusable eco-mugs. Not only do they keep cocoa warm, but they make way less trash for our city’s streets.
Is he here yet?
Santa works on North Pole time. Waiting for the parade to start can be tough on little ones. Come prepared with colouring books and toys.
Check out the Fun Stuff section for great ideas
When will the parade get to my spot?
It takes about 2.5 hours for the whole parade to go by if you’re standing in one spot, but due to other factors, we can’t estimate when it will reach you. On the day of the parade, you can join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook, and
Twitter to see where the parade is!
To make parking easy and stress free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader
in online parking reservations. View real-time availability and pricing near the Parade. Simply
compare parking options, reserve, and use your confirmation to access the facility. We strongly recommend that you purchase your parking in
advance, if driving.
- Take 401 E
- Exit to Allen Rd. South
- Turn Right on Eglinton Ave. W
- Turn Left on Dufferin St.
- Turn Left onto Bloor St.
- Parade begins at Christie St. and Bloor St.
- Take 401 W
- Exit to Don Valley Pkwy.
- Take Bloor St. Exit
- Take Bloor St. W Until you reach Avenue Rd.
- Take 404 S
- 404 becomes Don Valley Pkwy.
- Exit at Bloor St.
- Take Bloor St. W until you reach Avenue Rd.