Santa Under the Stars Parade

Don’t miss the magic of the Santa Under the Stars Parade. This annual night time tradition continues on Saturday, November 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Santa Under the Stars Parade 2018 was an extra special evening with beautifully decorated floats, festive walking groups and incredible marching bands.

Huge thanks goes to the exceptional marshalling job done by the Optimist Club of Aurora, the crowd control done by the Don Valley REACT and the great traffic control assistance from the York Region Police and Auxiliary Units. 

A special thank you goes to the volunteers from the Northridge Salvation Army for collecting food donations and Santa's letters at the beginning of the parade. 

A BIG thank you to all those who donated time, equipment, services and good will to the 2018 Aurora's Santa Under the Stars:

  • Aurora Community Volunteers
  • Canadian Tire Aurora 
  • St. Andrew's Shopping Centre
  • St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club
  • Town of Aurora – Parks Department
  • Town of Aurora – Roads  Department


Thank you to all the participants in the parade who spent countless hours preparing their float or group to make the parade magical. Congratulations to our 2018 Santa Under the Stars Parade Winners:

  • Best Commercial – New Roots Garden Centre
  • Best Non Commercial –  The Gathering Place of Aurora
  • Best Service Club – Knights of Columbus
  • Best Decorated – Dynamic Dance Company
  • Best School – Aurora Montessori School
  • Most Original – Canada Custom Shutters
  • Mayor's Choice – A2Y Dance


And the most important thank you is to Santa Claus for making a special trip to the Town of Aurora!

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The Salvation Army will be picking up food donations and letters for Santa along the route before the parade begins.

Image of Town Crier from the Santa Claus parade

This night time parade is full of magic, with beautifully decorated floats, incredible marching bands and a few special guest include the Jolly man-in-red himself.

Image of Santa Claus on a parade float

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

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Floats & Marching Bands

Want to help make magic happen? Application forms for floats and marching bands to participate in Aurora's Santa Under the Stars Parade will be available in July 2019. For more information, please call 905-726-4762.

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