Santa Claus Parade

In partnership: Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise Inc. and Markham-Unionville Rotary Club

A BAnd playing Music at the Santa Claus Parade

2021 Markham Santa Claus Parade Update

As vaccination numbers continue to rise, the Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise and the City of Markham continue to monitor the evolving conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and remain committed to ensuring the safety of everyone in our community.

The health and safety of parade staff, volunteers, participants and partners are our top priorities. Given current COVID-19 public health restrictions, the Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise in partnership with the City of Markham have made the difficult decision to cancel the 49th edition of the Markham Santa Claus Parade.

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved Markham Santa Claus Parade. It is our hope that conditions next year will allow the community to gather together for the celebration of this historic milestone in the parade’s traditional festive format.

Thank you to everyone in our community who continue to help keep people healthy, safe and supported during the pandemic. Have a safe and happy holiday season!


The Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones. This festive tradition is a time to believe in magic and a time to come together to show who we are as a community – warm, welcoming and spirited. The parade features 100+ floats including marching bands, local businesses and our cultural community, and of course, jolly Old Saint Nick.
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