Santa Claus parades will kick off holiday season in Waterloo Region
Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph will have their annual Santa Claus parades this weekend
The holiday season is underway and this weekend there are several Santa Claus parades in the area.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Starts: 10:30 a.m.
The parade will start at the Cedar Street and King Street intersection around 10:30 a.m. Then it will follow King Street to Victoria Street, turn on Weber Street and go all the way to the finish line on Erb Street in Waterloo.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Start: 6 p.m.
One of the few parades that happen at night in this region, the 44th annual parade will travel along Hespeler Road.
Sunday, Nov. 20
Start: 1:30 p.m.
The parade route begins at Norfolk Street and Powell Street intersection. The parade will travel on Norfolk, turn left on Quebec Street, then left on Wyndham Street North, ending at City Hall.
Moments before the parade starts, at 1:00 p.m. the Santa Run will take place with participants dressing up like Santa and running the parade route.
After the parade you can make your way to the Old Quebec Shoppes for hot apple cider and enjoy a Victorian-themed event until 5:00 p.m.
Elora – Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6:15 p.m.
The parade route includes Geddes, Metcalfe and East Mill Streets. Santa will be doing a meet and greet at the Elora Centre for the Arts after the parade.
Ayr – Saturday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m.
Starts at the Premier Spring Lot on Inglis Street and moves alogn Stanley Street.
Puslinch – Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.
The parade route begins at the Puslunch Municipal Office at 7404 Wellington Road 34, travels east to Wellington Road 46 (Brock Road), then south to Maple Leaf Lane where it will end at the Puslinch Community Centre Grounds. There will be free hot dogs and hot chocolate after the parade.
Cambridge and Ayr – Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be making a stop in Cambridge at the former Galt Station on Malcolm Street from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Afterwards, the train will continue and make another stop in Ayr at the Canadian Pacific crossing on Inglis Street and Willison Street from 5:20 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hespeler – Saturday, Dec. 3 at Noon
The parade will run through downtown Hespeler on Queen Street.
Baden – Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m.
The parade will start at Sandhills along Snyders Road to Mill Street.
Elmira – Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.
The parade runs right through the downtown core on Arthur Street.
Fergus – Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m.
The parade kicks off at 500 Hill St. W. and travels through the downtown.
New Hamburg – Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.
The parade will start at the Bleams Road exit of Norm Hill Park.
Rockwood – Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.
Wellesley – Friday, Dec. 9
The parade will run through downtown Wellesley.