Entry Information

2016 Parade Entry Form


Line up Information

The 2016 information will be available the week before the parade.  Check back here then.  It will also be emailed to all entries.


2015 Information:

Important Info for Entries

Exiting Plan for Entries



All band inquiries are asked to email the contact information listed and include a profile of  your band and fee. 

We have limited funds for bands, and will only be able to pay the bands that we confirm contracts with.

Please note - busses are not permitted to travel in the parade.  They must drop off the band members and then meet them at the end of the route.

Band Consideration Request

Join us for the 2016 Parade


The Grimsby Santa Claus parade is a great community event that is only possible through the participation and enthusiasm of community organizations.

It is free to enter into the parade for community groups and non profit groups, and just $50.00-$100.00 for business entries.  These fees go towards our parade costs which include Police Services, Marching Bands and other operational costs.

Each year the parade has a different theme so that groups are continually challenged to be creative and 'festive'.



Thousands of people will see your parade entry, so we know that you want it to look great, and be a great experience for your organization.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

* LIGHTS - because it is a night time parade, the more lights, the better.

*GO BIG - spectators won't see the tiny details, they see the big overall impression as you pass by - so try to make your visuals big and easy to see.

*INTERACTIVE - have fun with the crowd - smile, wave, shake hands, high five, dance with them.

*WIND AND WEATHER - to ensure that  your entry is safe, be sure to consider wind and weather.  Make sure that everything is tied down very well.

*Make sure you have reviewed our parade rules (back side of entry sheet).  We want to make sure that we have a fun and safe parade for everyone.



There are 5categories for judging each year. 
They are: 

  • Best business / commercial
  • Best school or church
  • Best non-profit
  • Best Walking Group
  • Biggest Crowd Pleaser Award

Awards for the winning entries are presented at Town Council in December.  Judges are looking for appearance, originality, keeping to the theme and enthusiasm of participants.

Judging is completed by selected citizens.  If you are interested in joining of judge team please contact Sarah at 905-945-1288.



Click below to see a list of previous parade winners from 2004.

Past Parade Winners

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