Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade happens Nov. 26th

Gravenhurst’s annual celebration of the holiday season is set for Saturday, Nov. 26th.

For 2016, the theme of the parade will be “dreaming of a white Christmas.”

“This year we want to take Gravenhurst back to those classic Christmases of yesteryear,” says Sandy Lockhart, the executive director of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce which organizes the annual parade. “We can all picture those traditional Christmas scenes – the family gathered around a roaring fire, decorations placed with care, ornaments on the tree and the snow softly falling outside. Where the float ideas go from there is only limited by imagination.”

The annual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade has drawn hundreds of people to downtown Gravenhurst for the past 62 years. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m., heading out from the Gravenhurst Legion, before proceeding down First Street and then onto Muskoka Road. Afterwards, Santa himself will be available to meet the young ones (and the young at heart) in the Terry Fox Room at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre.

• Entering a float in the parade is free of charge
• Registration packages are available at the Chamber office located at 275 Muskoka Road North, or on our website at
• The parade is organized and operated by the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce
• Contact the chamber at if you are interested in parade sponsorship opportunities.

About the Gravenhurst Chamber: The Chamber works to develop and grow many local events, including the Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade, Gravenhurst Car Show and Dockside Festival of the Arts. The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for member businesses, working to promote and enhance our community.

With over 300 members, the Chamber of Commerce is Gravenhurst`s largest business advocacy organization. The Chamber collaborates with community groups and organizations on initiatives and growth opportunities to benefit the town and businesses.

As a common voice, Gravenhurst Chamber members impact and establish the business community`s priorities.