Christmas Parades in and around Calgary 2019

Published Nov 11, 2019

Here are some spectacular Christmas parades in and around Calgary that you'll want to mark on your calendar. 

That cool crisp has landed, as have the snowflakes and the undeniable presence of the holiday spirit! As we prepare for Christmas crafting, shopping, and baking, there are a few events to jot down between stewing apple cider and making clove covered oranges—Christmas parades!

We’ve done some searching and put together a list for you of nearby Santa Claus parades that are just a short drive away! You can prepare a warm picnic and make a full-day family event of taking in these spectacular parades. 

Here are six nearby events you won’t want to miss:


Mahogany Parade of Lights

Where: 29 Masters Park SE, Calgary

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5 p.m.

What: The Calgary neighbourhood of Mahogany is hosting its third annual Parade of Lights. The parade will start around Central Park, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus will close out the parade. The parade is open to the public. After the parade, Mahogany residents and their guests are invited to the Mahogany Beach Club to participate in the lighting of the Mahogany Tree of Hope. 


Banff Santa Claus Parade & Christmas in the Rockies

Where: Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6 p.m., but there's more fun events all day starting at 10am!

What: A variety of holiday events are then planned to hit the main street of Banff, with activities such as face painting, carolling, photos with Santa, Christmas crafts, and the illuminating parade, there will be a hefty amount of holiday joy to pass around! At 6 p.m. the parade will make its way down Banff Avenue. To end the night, there will be carolling in Banff Avenue Square. 


Light Up the Night Winter Festival & Tim Horton's Santa Claus Parade

Where: Lacombe, Alberta

When: November 21 to 24, 2019. The Time Horton's Santa Clause Parade takes place on Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m.

What: This beautiful four-day event rolls in the Christmas season for those in Lacombe and area, offering fabulous activities including the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade, tree lighting ceremony, free movies, and Lumenight, fire works display! With this event growing in size annually, (with those searching for Calgary Christmas Parades sure to be flocking), there will be a few new surprises this year. Be sure to check out the website for early updates! 



Santa Claus Parade of Fort MacLeod

Where: 2nd Ave. and Main St., Fort Macleod, AB

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

What: Santa Claus has been making a stop in beautiful Fort MacLeod since 1982, greeting kids and adults alike during the annual parade. Only a short drive from Calgary, be sure to come out for the sights of not only this fun-loving parade, but the breath-taking backdrop of the Canadian Rockies you are sure to find here as well.



Santa Claus Parade of High River

Where: Highriver, AB

When: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 

What: Santa Clause is really busy this year. He's also making a stop in High River, less than an hour's drive from Calgary. The theme of this year's Santa Claus Parade in High River is "Winter Wonderland." Be sure to dress warmly and get ready for a beautiful and festive parade.


Cochrane Santa Claus Parade

Where: Cochrane, AB

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What: Visit historic downtown Cochrane for the 2019 Parade of Lights. Not only will there be a parade of twinkling lights, there will also be a children's area, street entertainment, and Santa!




Learn more about great holiday events happening in Calgary by visiting ChatterBlock's Christmas Events directory




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December 5, 2015, 2:33 p.m. Flag

wondering who stops this parade in Calgary, the City?

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