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Santa Claus Parade


    As winter approaches, the magic of Christmas begins to fill the air. Join us for the annual Santa Claus Parade on December 1, 2018 and other holiday festivities.

    2018 Santa Claus Parade 

    Theme: Magic of Christmas
    Date: December 1, 2018 
    Time: 6:00 p.m. 
    Parade Route: Parade starts at Riedel St. & Clearwater Dr, travels along Franklin Ave and finishes at Morrison St. & Clearwater Dr.   

    Safety of parade spectators, participants, and volunteers are a top priority. Spectators must remain on the sidewalk, while keeping a safe distance away from the parade. Parade participants failing to comply with the safety requirements and rules reviewed during the safety orientation will be removed from the parade.  

    Road Closures

    Please drive with caution and expect delays if travelling downtown Fort McMurray on December 1, 2018. The following roads will be closed during the stated times. 

      • Clearwater Drive (Morrison Street to Riedel Street) 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
      • Clearwater Drive (Riedel Street to Hospital Street) 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Riedel Street 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
      • Franklin Avenue 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
      • Morrison Street 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Transit Detours

    To make room for Santa's sleigh, there have been changes made to some transit routes. For more information about transit detours on Dec. 1, use our Transit Alert tool here.

    Float Registration

    Get the best seat in the house by registering a float for the Santa Claus Parade! Deadline to register is November 21. 

    Register Here
    Insurance Requirements
    Rules & Regulations

    One representative for every float registered MUST attend a mandatory safety meeting.
    Date: November 26, 2018
    Time: 12:30 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m. 
    Where: McMurray Experience located at 9909 Franklin Avenue in Jubilee Plaza. 

    Contact information:
    Arndis Arnold
    Parade Coordinator
    Phone: 780-788-4345

    Volunteer Information

    Want to get on Santa’s 'nice list'? Community involvement is key to the success of the annual Santa Claus Parade festivities. Volunteers make this event a success.

    Volunteer Registration 
    Volunteer Orientation

    Contact Information:
    Alanna Bottrell
    Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: 780-792-5968

    General Contact Information

    Phone: 780-743-7966

    Follow us on social media:
    Twitter: @RMWoodBuffalo
    Facebook: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

    Thank you to the Santa Claus Parade Community Committee

    2017 Santa Claus Parade Community Committee

The 2018-2019 WMZone season is finished.  Stay tuned for updates in the fall.