The parade will leave Tiffin/Lakeshore at 5pm sharp.
Floats for the parade will enter the Marshalling Area at Minet's Point & Lakeshore between 2pm and 4pm the day of the parade. The float order will be determined by the order of arrival. Bands will be inserted into the parade as appropriate to ensure they are spaced well.
The parade itself will depart from Tiffin and Lakeshore, heading straight up Tiffin to Bradford Street, then North on Bradford to Dunlop, then through Downtown Barrie, where we will be part of the Downtown Barrie Tree Lighting festivities!
FLOAT ENTRIES are:
$250 for commercial businesses
$200 for non-commercial organizations
* After October 31st there will be no refunds for float cancellation
All floats must be decorated in the theme of the parade. The parade is intended for the enjoyment of children rather than for the promotion of any particular business. The only commercial vehicles that will be permitted to participate in the parade are those actually pulling the floats; no stand-alone vans, trucks, etc.
The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have a longstanding partnership with Santa. He joins us each year for this fun night parade that features fantastic lights, colours and music.
This year's parade is scheduled for 5pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The theme will be Christmas Past, Present, Future. We're excited to see all the creative ways that our floats will display Christmas traditions and music through the ages!
We will be traveling the same route again this year, departing from Tiffin and Lakeshore, heading straight up Tiffin to Bradford Street. We will then head North on Bradford to Dunlop, then through Downtown Barrie, where we will be part of the Downtown Barrie Tree Lighting festivities!