Floats and Walking Groups

Apply now to join the parade!

Each year, the Oakville Santa Claus Parade welcomes businesses, organizations and community groups of all sizes to the parade.

General selection criteria

  • Please note that all float entries must be less than 14 feet in height.
  • Preliminary designs or photos are required with each application.
  • Maximum number of walkers allowed per entry is 30. The minimum age for walkers is 10 years.
  • Please note that Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus replica may NOT be included as part of any entry other than the Official Santa Claus Parade Float.

2018 entry fees

$150 - Commercial (business and "for-profit" organization)
$50 - Community Group/School Fee (not-for-profit organizations, charities and publicly funded education institutes)

Dancer in parade

Dancer in parade

Accepting applications starting September 1, 2018.

Parade Map and Road Closures

Know your drop-off and pickup locations for parade day.

Award Categories and Judging Criteria

Could you be among this year's Best of the Parade?

Mandatory 2018 pre-parade meeting

A mandatory pre-parade meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the South Atrium at Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road.

A designate representing your parade entry must attend this meeting. New and returning entries must arrange for a representative to attend the meeting. Failure to attend this meeting will result in your entry being disqualified. No exceptions.

At this meeting all parade entries will receive their Final Information Package which includes information about parade line-up, new initiatives, and access and disbursement areas.

Observe good driving habits

For the safety of all parade participants, the Oakville Santa Claus Parade kindly requests that if you are driving a motorized vehicle in the parade, you turn off your mobile device for the duration of the parade.