The Christmas season is here and Santa Claus is coming to town!! Are you ready for Santa and his helpers to spread Christmas cheer through Santa Claus parades in New Brunswick communities this November and December? Get the family together, dress warm, pack the thermos of hot chocolate, and make plans to take in a Christmas parade this season.
Although Santa will be here before you know it, we have you covered! Santa Claus Parades in New Brunswick start in November and continue through early December. Plan now, because you may be able to attend more than one!
November 18th, 2023 – EDMUNDSTON
The Edmundston Santa Claus Parade is a magical evening with animated professional parade floats as well as local ones! Starting at 7 pm thru 8:30 pm on November 18th.
( CANCELED )November 18th, 2023 – SAINT JOHN
The 70th Annual Saint John Santa Claus Parade will take place at 6 p.m. on November 18th, 2023.
November 19th, 2023 – STRAIT SHORES
The Strait Shores will host a Christmas Parade, starting at 6pm on Sunday, November 19th.
November 24th, 2023 – SHEDIAC
Bundle up in your most festive gear and celebrate the Shediac Santa Claus Parade on Main Street from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 24th.
November 24th, 2023 – ST. MARTINS
The Fundy-St. Martin’s Christmas Parade will take place on Main St in St. Martin’s at 6:30 pm on November 24th. A tree lighting will follow at the St. Martin’s Community Center.
November 25th, 2023 – FREDERICTON
Fredericton’s Annual Santa Claus Parade will be taking place on Saturday, November 25, 2023, starting at 5 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade will be Children’s Christmas Classic Movies.
The Parade is on the south side this year and will form on St. Anne’s Point Drive (the 2 eastbound lanes from Regent Street to Westmorland Street will be closed the day of the parade). The Parade will turn right from St. Anne’s Point Drive onto Queen Street and follow that street to Risteen’s Landing where it will then loop back onto St. Anne’s Point Drive where the parade starts and entrants will disembark.
November 25th, 2023 – MONCTON
The Greater Moncton Santa Claus Parade will take place at 5 pm and will start at the corner of Main St & Cameron St in Moncton, following along Main to Champlain St, up to the corner of Paul St. VIEW ROUTE
November 25th, 2023 – LANCASTER
Annual Lancaster Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 25th at 1 p.m.
November 25th, 2023 – KV (Rothesay & Quispamsis)
The Towns of Rothesay and Quispamsis will host the 25th Annual KV Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 25th, 2023. The parade will commence at 6 pm from KVHS and travel along Hampton Road to the Marr Road, Clark Road intersection.
November 26th, 2023 – GRAND BAY WESTFIELD
The 4th Annual Dirt Road Christmas Parade will take place on November 26th from 2 to 4 pm.
November 26th, 2023 – GRAND MANAN
Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 26th at 6PM for the Annual Grand Manan Christmas Parade!! The parade will follow the route from Grand Harbour Anglican Church to the Community Center.
December 1st, 2023 – BATHURST
The Downtown Bathurst Christmas Parade is back, starting at 6pm on Friday, December 1st. It’s going to be a magical event you won’t want to miss. 🎉
After the parade, all are invited to La Promenade Waterfront for a truly special experience. Santa himself will be there to light up the city’s Christmas tree, spreading holiday cheer throughout Bathurst. 🎄🎅 And that’s not all! Santa is excited to meet with the kids and hear their holiday wishes.
December 1st, 2023 – CHIPMAN
Chipman will host the Grand Lake Christmas Parade Express at 7 pm on December 1st. There will be a festive afterparty by the caboose at the end.
December 1st, 2023 – MIRAMICHI
the 36th Annual Parade of Lights will take place on December 1st at 6:30pm.
December 1st, 2023 – PLASTER ROCK
The District Of Tobique Valley Christmas Parade will take place on December 1st, starting at 6PM. The parade will start from Tobique Valley High School and ends at the Welcome Center.
There will be free skating, treats and photos with Santa to follow the parade.
December 1st, 2023 – ST. STEPHEN
It’s a Candy Cane Christmas Parade in St. Stephen on December1st, starting at the Superstore at 6pm and going to Ferry Point Bridge!
Parade starts at Superstore with a quiet/gentle zone until Border Arena…then they turn up the music!
December 1st, 2023 – PETITCODIAC
The Petitcodiac Festival of Lights Parade is taking place at 7pm on December 1st.
December 2nd, 2023 – BOUCTOUCHE
The 26th Bouctouche Christmas Parade will take place on December 2nd, 2023 at 6pm. The route will be the same to previous years, from Kent Homes to Place Lebourg.
December 2nd, 2023 – HILLSBOROUGH
The Hillsborough Christmas Parade in memory of Lois Snider, will take place on December 2nd, will run from the school to Steeves St.
December 2nd, 2023 – ST. ANDREW’S
The Fireman’s Santa Claus Parade in St. Andrews by-the-Sea will take place on December 2nd at 5:30 pm.
December 2nd, 2023 – SUSSEX
The Sussex Santa Claus Parade is taking place on December 2nd at 6:30 p.m.d
The Parade starts at Perry Street and Leonard Drive, Leonard Drive to Main Street, and down Main Street to Walmart. This year’s theme is “Songs of Christmas”
December 3rd, 2023 – CAP PELÉ
The parade will take place on December 3, 2023, starting at 6 p.m. The parade will start on rue Tediche in Cap-Pelé, then proceed down chemin Acadie to end at the intersection of rue Robichaud and chemin Acadie.
December 3rd, 2023 – MINTO
Minto will host the Grand Lake Christmas Parade Express at 6 pm on December 3rd. There will be a festive afterparty by the caboose at the end.
December 3rd, 2023 – SAINT ANTOINE (Town of Champdoré)
There will be a parade in Saint Antoine on December 3rdat 6pm.
December 9th, 2023 – SALISBURY
Scooptopia will be hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas Parade in Salisbury again this year! With the help from the Town of Salisbury and the Office Workers – they will all be making this a Celebration to remember
The theme for the Parade & Salisbury this year is “Light Up Salisbury” – let’s get Salisbury residents and businesses to participate in lighting up their houses, businesses, and floats!