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Optimist Club Santa Claus Parade


Santa Claus Drive Through Parade


Town of Parry Sound
52 Seguin Street
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4
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T. (705) 746-2101
F. (705) 746-7461

The Optimist Club of Parry Sound is once again partnered with the Town of Parry Sound to bring you the 2021 Santa Claus Drive-Through Parade!

Santa is coming to town in 2021 in a drive-through parade!  Come out to the Parry Sound Mall parking lot on Saturday, November 27 to celebrate the holiday season with the community.

For more information, please check out the fields below.

Time and Location

Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021

Time: The drive through parade is open from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

Where: Floats will be stationed at the Parry Sound Mall parking lot.

Information for Spectators

Please enter the Parry Sound Mall parking lot from Mall Drive beginning at 4 PM on November 27.  Volunteers will be on site to direct you through the floats.  

Please note that spectators are not allowed to leave their vehicles during the parade.

Float Applications

Please note that the following COVID protocols will be in place to ensure our event meets Provincial COVID Legislation:

  • Floats are not permitted to hand out candy or other items to spectators.
  • Floats must leave at least 2-metres of space between one another.
  • Float participants should wear masks when social distancing is not possible.
  • Float participants must successfully complete a COVID Screening and Contact Tracing form on the day of the parade to attend.

To enter a float in the parade, please complete the Drive-Through Parade application using one of the methods below:

  1. Online by filling out the Santa Claus Drive-Through Parade Application
  2. Drop-off at the Town Office at 52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound ON.
  3. By mail to the Town Office (52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound ON, P2A 1B4).
  4. By email to the Community Recreation Programs Coordinator.

The parade application can be found here: 2021 Santa Claus Drive-Through Parade Application

Make a Donation to the Optimist Club

The Optimist Club of Parry Sound is still accepting donations that will be used to support local children and youth.  We understand we are in difficult times, but if you are able, please consider making a donation to the Optimist Club in support of the EMS Toy Drive this year. 

The Optimist Club's mandate is to support children and youth within our community.  They support individuals and groups, host child-friendly events and partner with various organizations.  The Optimist Club of Parry Sound is able to do this through fundraising efforts.

If you wish to make a donation to the Optimist Club of Parry Sound, you may:

1. Make an e-transfer to

2. Write a cheque, payable to "Optimist Club of Parry Sound" and give it to an Optimist member on the day of the parade.

3. Contact the Optimist Club at for alternate arrangements.