Sunday, November 27, 2022 – Santa Claus is coming to town!
Get ready for a visit from Santa at the Trenton Santa Claus Parade. The parade this year takes place on Sunday, November 27 at 4:30 pm. Bundle up and head out to see all the wonderful floats built by local businesses, organizations and service clubs. Listen to a selection of bands from across the region as they play some Christmas favorites for the community to enjoy. These bands are funded through our sponsors and by donations from local businesses, service groups and individuals.
This year, we are dedicating the parade to a longtime Parade volunteer, Wayne Campbell who passed away earlier this year. Wayne has been our lead volunteer for close to 20 years helping us behind the scenes to ensure Santa’s float was lit up and well decorated for the children in our community. “The Santa Float was by far a favorite project of Wayne’s and we are pleased to be able to honour his memory in this way,” said Suzanne Andrews, CEO at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce.
The parade will leave Centennial Park at 4:30 pm, make its way up Campbell St, and then follows Dundas St East over the bridge and through downtown around 5:00 pm. Watch for the Canada Post carriers as they walk through the parade to collect your letters and deliver them directly to Santa at the North Pole! Address your Santa letter to Santa Claus, North Pole, HOH OHO Canada. Remember to include your return address!
The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Claus Parade Committee have been working hard to make sure the community has a great parade this year. The parade is financially supported by the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, City of Quinte West, and the following parade sponsors: Salon Eleven, McDonalds Trenton, Quinte First Credit Union now Alterna Savings, Quinte Waste Solutions, Batawa Ski Hill, Scott’s Haulage & Excavating Ltd, Trinity Fire and Security, Trenton Cold Storage, and Whitley Financial Services.
Donations are still being accepted to help finance the cost of the parade. The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses who have made donations to our parade so far: Action Towing, Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club, Bill’s Johns, Bryan’s Auction Services, C. Smith Bus Lines, Canada Post, Carol Brown School of Dance, Cascades Containerboard Packaging, Colasante Windows & Doors, Elevation Audio Visuals, FreshCo Trenton, H.D. Rolf the Jeweller, Kilmarnock Enterprise, Larry’s Towing, M&R Auto, Martins Bus Lines, Miltex Solutions Canada, Precision Plate, Randall’s Office Supply, Spelmer Chrysler, Tasteful Trends Cafe and Cakery, The Trentonian, Titanium Trucking, Tomasso’s Italian Grille & Jim’s Pizzeria, Trenton DBIA, Trenton Glass and Window, Trenton Lions Club, Trinity Fire and Security, The John Williams YMCA, and Young Drivers of Canada.
This parade takes place in the evening so please remember floats are to be to illuminated and decorated as best as possible. Don’t forget to vote after the parade for the Salon Eleven People’s Choice Award for your favourite float. You can vote online at www.quintewestchamber.ca, enter your ballot from the Trentonian at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce.
If you would like to enter a float or make a donation, please contact the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce at 613-392-7635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be made to the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce at 97 Front St., Trenton, ON K8V 4N6.