Annual — December — Lanark Village — Santa Claus Parade

The Parade is held on the 2nd Saturday in December. In 2024 this will be Dec 14th. The parade starts at 1:00 pm, runs from the Civitan parking lot up the main street (George Street) of Lanark to the Maple Grove Public School and typically lasts for 45-60 minutes followed by a session in the Maple Grove Public School gymnasium where the local children can visit with Santa Claus.

Civitan sets a parade theme for each year and communicates this to the community.

Those who wish to put together floats or otherwise participate in the parade can do so on their own property or use the Civitan parking lot from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. All participants must assemble in the Civitan parking lot before 12:30 so that the Parade Marshal can organize their departure.

A typical parade has 15-20 floats and a number of walking groups. Parade participants are judged in three categories – Best Theme, Best Commercial and Best Non-Commercial with the winners being identified in the Lanark Era and receiving a Certificate of Excellence they can post in their establishments.

If you have questions please contact Bob Mingie — or 613-451-0260