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2021 Brockville Rotary Santa Claus Parade

Welcome to the official website for the 2021 Brockville Rotary Santa Claus Parade.

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Intro

The Rotary Clubs of Brockville, along with many City of Brockville officials and employees have confirmed with Santa and Mrs. Claus that that everyone will be ready and waiting to start the holiday season again this year.

Similar to last year our priority will be on COVID-19 and public safety.

Santa's Workshop

Time, Date and Location

The official time and date for this year's "Static Parade" is from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Court House Green.

Santa's Village

This year's theme

This year's theme is "Santa's Village on the Square".

We understand how important it is for everyone to stay safe and maintain social distancing. During the Old Normal, upwards of 100 floats would journey through the parade route in downtown Brockville. For this event to remain safe again this year for all participants, residents, and visitors in our community, we had to switch things around a little.

The venues (which we used to call floats) will not be moving. Rather, the visitors will be walking around the parade route.

Visit this site often as it is continually being updated with new information.

Parking

With any large event, traffic congestion can always turn something special into something frustrating, unless you plan ahead.

All of the streets leading to Court House Green will have limited to no parking available, to maintain the safety of the visitors to Santa's Village.

Please see the "Road Closures" section below for important details necessary to plan your route to the area.

We recommend that you consider walking and leaving your vehicle at home or further away from the downtown core.

This will leave spaces available for visitors which may have difficulty managing the extended distances.

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pedestrians

The venues will all be located in "Santa's Village" at Court House Green.

From 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., pedestrians can enter at many of the intersections to Court House Green and, proceed to their left. Everyone will be required to continue walking in a clockwise direction around the perimeter then exit the area at any of the intersections.

As it will be difficult for the volunteers to control the flow of persons through the area, we encourage that everyone wears proper face masks and try their best to maintain the recommended 2-meter social distancing.

Santa and Mrs Claus will be located near the corner of Courthouse Avenue northbound and Wall Street (just south of Pine Street). Don't forget to wave and say hi to them as well as the reindeer!

As an option, free parking and an accessible shuttle service will be available from the Brockville Shopping Centre from 4:00 to 8:00pm provided by Brockville Transit.

Riders will board from the Brockville Shopping Centre, be taken through Blockhouse Island to experience the River of Lights show, and then be dropped off at the corner of Court House Square and King Street.

Users wanting to return to the Brockville Shopping Centre can do so by boarding the bus at this same location after all passengers have disembarked.

Face Masks are mandatory at all times on the buses and anyone not complying will not be allowed to board the bus.

Buses are also equipped to take passengers in wheel chairs.

The accessible shuttle service, for this route only, is being offered free of charge until 9:00 pm.

Crossing guards will also help to ensure that everyone can safely cross King Street from the corners at Broad Street, to enter and exit from Santa's Village.

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Christmas Characters Distancing

float entries

As space on the Court House Green is limited we are accepting entries into this year's parade on a first come basis.

If you are interested in entering a float, please send us an email to registration@scp.rotarybrockville.ca.

A volunteer will contact you to let you know if you can enter or if you'd like, be placed on a wait list.

River of Lights

river of lights

The River of Lights is a free holiday light display on Blockhouse Island which includes thousands of twinkle lights and flood lights set to music. Set your car radio to 88.1 and enjoy the show from the comfort of your vehicle. The show runs nightly from November 27 to January 2 from 5pm-11pm.

During the night of Rotary’s “Santa’s Village” on Saturday November 27th, you will have the option to take a free transit loop around the event grounds. Find the bus on the north side at King Street just east of Court House Avenue, or park for free at the Brockville Shopping Centre and visit both sites.

The first and final hours each night display a static light show (no music), while between 6pm and 10pm each night the light and sound show will run in a loop, making the trees dance with lights as a mix of contemporary music and classic holiday tunes entertain you. The full show is around 50 minutes long.

Want to enjoy a warm drink and snacks in your car while you watch the show? Check the website for details on the River of Lights restaurant add-on program!

If you are staying in your car to watch the show, please remember to turn your headlights off.

Please visit the River of Lights website for more details.

Funding Provided by the Government of Ontario.

NOV 26, 2021 - 3:30 PM - IMPORTANT NEWS RELEASE REGARDING THE RIVER OF LIGHTS BEING POSTPONED

Please click the following link to view a copy of the News Release.

Road Barricade

road closures

The following is a list of 16 road closures which will remain in effect on Nov 27, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. during the event.

  • Court House Ave South Bound @ King Street
  • Court House Ave North Bound @ King Street
  • Court House Ave North Bound @ King Street West Suites Parking Lot
  • Court House Ave North Bound @ Johnston & Corbett Law Office Parking Lot
  • William Street @ George Street
  • William Street @ Church Street
  • Buell Street @ Church Street
  • William Street @ John Ross Matheson Way
  • William Street @ Jail Street
  • William Street @ James Street
  • William Street @ Pearl Street
  • Wall Street @ Pine Street
  • Victoria Street @ Pine Street West
  • Wall Street @ BMO Entrance
  • Wall Street @ John Ross Matheson Way
  • Victoria Street @ BMO Entrance

our sponsors

City of Brockville
Howard Campbell
Amish Sheds

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