Santa Claus Candy Cane Lane


Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Cane Parkway (William Roe Blvd. to Roywood Cres.)
Cost: Free

The much loved Santa Claus Parade will have a different format this year. Join us for an evening walk-thru event on Cane Parkway. Themed floats, musicians, buskers, and of course Santa himself, will be stationed along Cane Parkway so bring the family and enjoy a winter walk past all of the displays to get you into the holiday spirit. 

Floats and entertainment will be parked in the south-bound lanes on Cane Parkway and attendees will be able to walk in the north bound lanes which will provide lots of room to phyiscal distance. 

Please remember to bring non-perishable food items or a monetary donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry. 

We will also be collecting letters to Santa that will be mailed to the North Pole. Please remember to include your name and return mailing address if you would like a response from Santa and his elves. Santa's address is: 

Santa Claus 
North Pole 
H0H 0H0

The event is easily accessible by the Tom Taylor Trail from all of the following locations. We anticipate a high volume of participants, so please be patient and cautious when parking.

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Public Parking Available

  • Fairy Lake Park
  • Riverwalk Commons Parking Lots
  • 395 Mulock Drive (Town Offices)(accessible parking available with access to the event from the Tom Taylor Trail)
  • Gorman Pool Parking Lot (424 D'Arcy St)
  • On surrounding streets where parking is permitted. 

Road Closure 

Please note, Cane Parkway between William Roe Blvd. and Roywood Cres. will be closed for this event on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12 p.m. (noon) to 11 p.m.

Note: there will not be food vendors onsite, please bring your own snacks & drinks. Washrooms are available along the Candy Cane Lane route. 

Santa Claus Lane 2020 was a proud recipient of the Festival & Events Ontario (FEO) 2021 Achievement Award.

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Congratulations to the 2019 Santa Claus Parade award winning floats:

Mayor's Trophy – presented by the Mayor's Office for the Best Overall Float – Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club 


Most Original Float – presented by Newmarket Hydro – Huron Heights Secondary School 


Best Commercial/Business Float – presented by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce – New Roots Garden Centre


Best Non-Profit Float – presented by Main Street Newmarket – Newmarket Hawks Baseball 


Best Dance/Baton/Cheer Float – presented by Darcy Toombs, Coldwell Banker The Estate Centre – CDA Dance Academy


Thank you to our sponsors: 

   Newmarket Logo                           Newmarket Hydro Logo                           Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Logo      

Presented by Mayor John Taylor


      Main St. Downtown Newmarket Logo                               Darcy Toombs Broker Logo

                                                                                              Darcy Toombs, Coldwell Banker The Estate Centre 

Photo & Video Release


Media and Town of Newmarket staff will be taking photos and video footage at Town of Newmarket Special Events. These images may be used, re-used and published in news stories, social media and on websites, in addition to distributed to our event partners.