Santa’s Parade of Lights 2023
On December 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., citizens are welcome to attend Santa’s Parade of Lights in Stratford.
This year’s parade will take a scenic route along the shoreline of the Avon River. At 5 p.m., the parade will start at Hillcrest Drive and William Street, moving east along William Street to Lakeside Drive North, across the Festival bridge, heading west along Lakeside Drive past the Stratford Festival and ending at the Tom Patterson Theatre. Fifty floats are expected to participate, and Santa Claus will be in the final one, expected to arrive at the Tom Patterson Theatre in and around 6 p.m.
The entire parade route will be closed to local traffic starting at 3pm.
- To ensure the health and safety measures are met, parade floats will not hand out any items to attendees along the parade route and walking into the route, by the public, is strictly prohibited.
- Hockey patrons attending the William Allman Arena will be permitted to access the arena parking lot off North Street and special arrangements for additional parking at the Tom Patterson Theatre off Waterloo Street/Water Street, Lower Queens lot off Queen Street/Lakeside Drive, and Upper Queens Park on Richard Monette Way will be made available on a first-come, first serve basis. More details.
- On Sundays, Stratford Transit provides an On Demand service. On December 3rd, the hours of Stratford Transit On Demand will be extended until 7:30pm. Learn more on using transit to attend the parade.
This event is coordinated by the Stratford and District Saddle Club, Bethel Pentecostal Church and the City of Stratford.