- Where can I park?
See: Parking Map. Parking is available in the areas surrounding the parade route. Parking is also available at the Markham
GO Station(located north of Bullock Dr.). Parking is not permitted on Main Street Markham.
- When do the roads close?
The roads start closing at
- Where the best place to view the parade?
You can see the parade from any spot along Main Street Markham, from
Hwy 7 Eastto Bur Oak Ave. Typically a large number of parade goers gather at the end of the parade route at Bur Oak Ave.thus it is best to be south of that location.
- May I bring folding lawn chairs?
Yes. Make yourself comfortable.
- When does the parade start?
11:00 a.m., the front of the parade is expected to start moving north from the intersection of Main Street Markham and Hwy 7 East. It takes about 30 minutesfor the entire parade to pass by. Depending on the speed of the parade, the front of the parade is expected to reach Bur Oak Ave.at at 1:00pm(times are approximate only!).
- How long is the parade?
The parade takes about 60 minutes to pass by. There will be nearly 100 floats and marching bands in the parade.
- When will Santa arrive?
Santa and his sleigh are at the end of the parade. So when the front of the parade reaches your location, expect about 60 minutes for Santa to arrive.
- What's the weather forecast?
Dress warmly with several layers of clothing. Bring gloves, scarves, and hats.
- Is there an app to track Santa?
No, there is no tracking app. Santa is about 30 minutes after the front of the parade.
- Where can I get latest news about the parade?
- Who runs the Santa parade?