Cambridge Santa Claus Parade

The 2018 Cambridge Santa Claus Parade is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th - 6:00 p.m. 

 

Hespeler Rd. (From Dunbar Rd. to Langs Dr.)

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Links for Float and Band Registration are on the Home page.

 

Float dimensions

Float dimensions must meet specifications for trailers and/or vehicles under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. Consult your carrier, or phone MTO Carrier Enforcement for clarification. There is a height restriction of 13'6" to ensure clearance of overhead wires along Hespeler Rd. 

Theme and Decor

All floats must have a Christmas theme. All vehicles must be decorated. No Santa Claus-like (or Mrs. Claus-like) figure shall appear anywhere other than on the Official Santa Claus Float.

Ours is a night parade; light your float; plan for a generator.

Operators

The person in charge of the float must remain with that float throughout the parade and have a cell phone.

This person and the cell number must be indicated on the registration form. Changes must be reported to the committee.

Parade Protocols

  • Participants must maintain a forward motion throughout the parade.
  • There will be no military style drills, stationary dance routines or any other unauthorized stops on the route.
  • Units must keep proper spacing always. A measure of one trailer length is desirable.

In the interest of public safety,

  • Drive a safe distance on your side of the road away from the crowd (closer to the center median)
  • Absolutely no throwing of candy or any other handout from the floats. 
  • No paper handouts of any description will be allowed. Typically they become litter unfortunately.
  • Refrain from smoking.
  • Do not consume or give the impression of consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • No Political or religious campaigning of any kind will be tolerated by Parade entrants. 

Judging and Awards

  • Rogers TV will televise the Cambridge Santa Claus Parade.
  • Bands and floats will be judged by the Steele Group of Companies along the whole parade route. Spotters along the route will be reporting back on the continuous performances of the entries.
  • Awards will be sent to the winners after the parade.

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE CAMBRIDGE SANTA CLAUS PARADE. WE HOPE YOU HAVE FUN AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON PARADE NIGHT!