Grande Prairie Santa Parade

Grande Prairie Santa Claus Parade, Alberta, Canada
Santa Claus Parade is held on the first Sunday of December or last Sunday of November in Downtown Grande Prairie each year. Parade will be canncelled if the temperature with wind chill effect is below -20oC. However, from past experiences, the parade has NEVER been cancelled. If the temp falls below -20oC, the parade will just be shorter with a few floats dropping out; eg, the marching band will not participate to play music in the cold. It’s up to the individual organizations to decide whether to show off their floats in extreme weather.

When is Christmas Parade?

In year 2016, Santa Claus Parade takes place at 1pm, Sunday, December 4 in Downtown GP, along 100 Avenue between Co-op Store and MNP 214 Place. Check map below for exact parade route location and parking direction.

GP Xmas Parade Year 2013 Video

In year 2013, the temp was below -20oC with wind chill, and the parade kept going.

GP Xmas Parade Year 2010

The following Santa Parade photos were taken in year 2010. Organizations participating in 2010 Santa Parade: 911 Industrial Response, A&W, Alberta Health Services, Angels Teddybears & Flowers Gift Shop, ATCO, Big Country 93.1 FM, County of Grande Prairie, Dave Barr Community Centre, Farmers Market, Franks International, Grande Prairie Firetruck, Grande Prairie Sled Dog Races, Grande Prairie Storm Hockey Team, Jackpot Grill, John Deere, Junior Forest Wardens, Kinsmen of Canada, Lions Club, Monica Barber Shop, National Car & Truck Rentals, North Country Community Church, Peace Draft Horse & Pulling Club, Q99 FM, RCMP, Rock 97.7 FM, Scouts Canada, Shine 96.3 FM, Skatemare Before Christmas, SPCA, St. John Ambulance, Stanford Inns, STARS, The Salvation Army, Walmart, Wonderland – Toy & Hobby.

Christmas Events & Schedule: RCMP & Musical Band at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: RCMP & Musical Band

Christmas Events & Schedule: Season's Greetings from County of Grande Prairie at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Seasons Greetings from County of Grande Prairie

Christmas Events & Schedule: Grande Prairie SPCA at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Grande Prairie SPCA

Christmas Events & Schedule: Grande Prairie Storm Hockey Team at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Grande Prairie Storm Hockey Team

Christmas Events & Schedule: North Country Community Church at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: North Country Community Church - Jesus is the reason for the season.

Christmas Events & Schedule: STAR Helicopter at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: STARS Helicopter

Christmas Events & Schedule: Snowman of Dave Barr Community Centre at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Snowman of Dave Barr Community Centre

Christmas Events & Schedule: Christmas Gifts from Junior Forest Wardens at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Christmas Gifts from Junior Forest Wardens

Christmas Events & Schedule: Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Santa Parade

Christmas Events & Schedule: Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Santa Parade

Christmas Events & Schedule: GP Lions Club at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: GP Lions Club

Christmas Events & Schedule: The Salvation Army at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: The Salvation Army

Christmas Events & Schedule: Shine 96.3 FM at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Shine 96.3 FM

Christmas Events & Schedule: A&W Bears at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: A&W Bears

Christmas Events & Schedule: Monica Barber Shop at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Monica Barber Shop

Christmas Events & Schedule: Wonderland Toy & Hobby at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Wonderland Toy & Hobby

Christmas Events & Schedule: Scouts Canada at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Scouts Canada

Christmas Events & Schedule: Cheerleaders at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Cheerleading

Christmas Events & Schedule: St. John Ambulance at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: St. John Ambulance

Christmas Events & Schedule: Walmart Evil Santa at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Walmart Evil Santa

Christmas Events & Schedule: Walmart Santa Elf at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Walmart Santa Elf

Christmas Events & Schedule: Walmart Disney Micky Mouse at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Walmart Disney Micky Mouse

Christmas Events & Schedule: Kinsmen of Canada at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Kinsmen of Canada

Christmas Events & Schedule: Darth Vader from GP Farmers Market at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Darth Vader from GP Farmers Market

Christmas Events & Schedule: GP Farmers Market at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: GP Farmers Market

Christmas Events & Schedule: Skatemare Before Christmas at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Skatemare Before Christmas

Christmas Events & Schedule: John Deere at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: John Deere

Christmas Events & Schedule: National Car & Truck Rentals at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: National Car & Truck Rentals

Christmas Events & Schedule: Peace Draft Horse & Pulling Club at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Peace Draft Horse & Pulling Club

Big Country 93.1 FM at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Big Country 93.1 FM

Christmas Events & Schedule: Big Toy Box at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Big Toy Box

Christmas Events & Schedule: 911 Industrial Response at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: 911 Industrial Response

Christmas Events & Schedule: Grande Prairie Sled Dog Races at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

November 28, 2010: Grande Prairie Sled Dog Races

Christmas Events & Schedule: Santa Claus Coming To Town at Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

November 28, 2010: Santa Claus Coming To Town

Map

There are a lot of parking areas in downtown, including parking lots around Crystal Centre, Muskoseepi Park, streets in downtown, etc. The easiest parking space will be Crystal Centre…believe it or not!!!

Exact locations are indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).
A = end of parade route
B = start of parade route


EXTERNAL LINK

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