Tis the Season for Holiday Events and Santa Claus Parades in Southern Georgian Bay

The jack-o’-lanterns have barely cooled down, and already our kids are eagerly counting down to Christmas. If you’re anything like me, you know that the transition from Halloween to the festive season happens in the blink of an eye. So, let’s make the most of it by diving headfirst into the delightful holiday events happening in the Southern Georgian Bay area.

Collingwood’s Santa Claus Parade – Saturday November 18th, 5pm

The holiday season in Collingwood kicks off with a bang on November 18th at 5 pm with their Santa Claus Parade. But the fun doesn’t stop there. All day long, there are events and activities to enjoy, ensuring a day filled with joy and holiday cheer. For more information, check out their website here.

Wasaga Beach’s Santa Claus Parade – November 25th, 5pm

The following weekend, on November 25th at 5 pm, make your way to Wasaga Beach for another fabulous Santa Claus Parade. This event promises a magical experience for the whole family. For more details, visit their website here.

Meaford’s Christmas on the Bay – Nov 30 to Dec 3, 2-4PM

For a unique experience, head to Meaford from November 30th to December 3rd for Georgian Bay’s largest full-scale, four-day outdoor European-style Christmas market. It’s the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. Get your tickets here.

Stayner’s Santa Claus Parade – December 2nd, 10:30am

On December 2nd, the town of Stayner hosts its Santa Claus Parade starting at 10:30 am. A fantastic way to bring the community together and kick off the holiday season. Find more information here.

Creemore’s Santa Claus Parade – December 2nd, 1:30pm

December 2nd is a big day in Clearview Township, with Creemore also hosting its Santa Claus Parade at 1:30 pm. Another opportunity to see the magic of the season unfold. Learn more here.

Thornbury’s Olde Fashioned Christmas – December 9th

Thornbury’s Olde Fashioned Christmas is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Taking place on Saturday, December 9th, this event features music in the parkette during the afternoon and evening events from 5:30 to 9 pm. 

Owen Sound Festival of Northern Lights – Nov 18 to Jan 7

For an extended dose of holiday cheer, Owen Sound’s Festival of Northern Lights shines brightly from November 18th until January 7th, running nightly from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Don’t miss this dazzling light display that transforms the city into a winter wonderland. Discover more here.

‘Tis the season to immerse yourself in the local community, support small businesses, and enjoy the beauty of the Southern Georgian Bay area. Let’s make this holiday season truly special and memorable! 🌲❄️✨ 

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