Oshawa’s Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Where: Memorial Park
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting has been a tradition in Oshawa for over 30 years.
While entering the park listen to the wonderful sounds of the Oshawa Civic Band as they play their musical instruments.
What better way to start the holiday season than with FREE hot chocolate (bring your own mug), great entertainment for all ages, church bells, lighting a Christmas tree and a visit from a very special guest in Red, along with his elves!
Oshawa: Santa’s Parade of Lights
When: Saturday November 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Where:Check out the Parade Route Page for details:
Christmas in the Village in Brooklin
When: Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where:Grass Park, 41 Baldwin Street, Downtown Brooklin
Experience the essence of an "Old Time Christmas" at Downtown Brooklin's Christmas in the Village. The weekend of events begins on Friday evening at Grass Park at 6:00 p.m. Santa, his reindeer and friends help light the Christmas tree (around 6:30 pm).
Santa Claus Parade in Ajax
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Bayly Street and Mackenzie ending at Town Hall
Once again, Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”. The parade begins at the intersection of Bayly Street and Mackenzie Avenue, proceeding east along Bayly and then north on Harwood Avenue South, concluding at Ajax Town Hall. Immediately following the parade will be a special tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall (65 Harwood Avenue South) with children’s activities. Parking at Town Hall is limited and patrons are encouraged to park at the Ajax Plaza, Harwood Shopping Centre or Baywood Centre. For more information and a route map, visit www.ajax.ca
Pickering's Santa Claus Parade
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Glenanna Road between Dixie Road and Pickering Parkway
Whitby's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
When: December 5, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Whitby Public Library, Celebration Square, 405 Dundas Street West
Watch Celebration Square come alight when we kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting. Families can enjoy caroling, seasonal entertainment, crafts and activities, hot chocolate and cookies. Please bring an unwrapped toy as we launch the Stuff -a-Bug Toy Drive. Enjoy evenings in the square throughout the season.
Whitby’s Santa Claus Parade
When: December 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Brock Street
Approximately 20,000 people line Brock Street each year to watch the marching bands, dance groups, floats, clowns and musical entertainment - all in anticipation of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer.
The parade is operated by JCI Durham, a membership-based non-profit organization of young people aged 18 to 40 years, who seek targeted solutions to unique problems in the community.
Both JCI Durham and the Whitby Chamber of Commerce judge the best parade entries, which can be viewed on the JCI website. The best overall entry is announced at the Parade Awards Dinner in January.
Visit the JCI Parade webpage at whitbyparade.com for registration and additional information!
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