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Join us for Dunnville's 78th Annual 
Light-Up & Santa Claus Parade!

Featuring Breakfast With Santa, Farmer's Market, Christmas Light-Up & More!

Map of Parade Route


  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023


  • Round up the kids and head to the Community Lifespan Centre at the Dunnville Arena for 'Breakfast With Santa' from 8:30 - 10:30 am, hosted by the Dunnville Lions Club.

  • Then, be sure to check out the 'Dunnville Farmer's Market', located at 218 Main Street East, from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm for some delicious treats and locally-grown fruits and veggies! Then pop back from 2:00 - 7:00 pm for the 'Christmas Market', featuring some unique holiday gift ideas and great home-grown eats from local artisan vendors. Enjoy music and activities to get you and the whole family in the holiday spirit!

  • After your Breakfast with Santa, head on over to the Optimist Club from 10am to 4pm for their Annual Optimist Holiday Bazaar. 

  • Head to the Dunnville Arena before the parade to enjoy a 'Family Skate' from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Please bring non-perishable food items as admission, which will be donated to local causes.​ See Public Skate Schedule Here

  • Afterwards, grab your spot for the 75th annual 'Santa Claus Parade', starting at 5:30 pm at Lion's Park. Enjoy lit-up floats from community organizations and be sure to catch the man of the hour, Santa Claus! Please note: The parade will travel from Lion's Park to the Dunnville Farmer's Market! 

  • Stick around immediately following the parade for our 'Christmas Light-Up' following the Parade, as we make our way back to the Farmer's Market to enjoy the lighting of Dunnville's giant 'Tree of Hope' by Santa himself, brought to you by the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation


  • Please avoid tossing any candy from the floats! ​Instead, we ask that you have walkers alongside the float to hand items out safely.

  • Use caution and please included mandatory lighting to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time!

  • Event organized by the Dunnville Chamber of Commerce.

  • For more information, please contact us at or visit our office at 321 Chestnut Street.


Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy start to the holiday season, from all of us at the Dunnville Chamber of Commerce!

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