Santa Under the Stars Parade

Date - Saturday, November 25, 2023
Time - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The parade will travel southbound along Yonge Street from Orchard Heights Boulevard to Murray Drive.

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

Santa on Float  Drone Photo of Santa Under the Stars Parade

Santa parade town crier  Group of indigenous people at parade

Glow in the dark holiday wings  Snowman, gingerbread cookie and Mrs Claus


Thank You!

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 Safeguard Perimeter Solutions, York Region Police and Auxiliary Units. 

A big thank you to all those who donated time, equipment, services and good will to the 2022 Aurora Santa Under the Stars Parade:

  • Aurora Community Volunteers
  • Rent Source
  • Smart Centres
  • St. Andrew's Shopping Centre
  • St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club
  • Town of Aurora – Parks, Roads and By Law 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 2022 Santa Under the Stars Parade Winners:

  • Best Commercial – Powell Foundations

  • Best Non Commercial –  Aurora Montessori School

  • Best Decorated – Dynamic Dance Company Inc

  • Most Creative – New Roots Garden Centre

  • Mayor’s Choice – Country Casa Montessori School 

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


Accessibility Accommodation

If you require any accommodations for accessing and viewing the parade, please email Shelley Ware. Any information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially. If you are interested in an accessible viewing location, please reach out in advance as there are limited spaces available.


More Information and Contact

For more information, please call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762 or email Shelley Ware