The Santa Files: Parades and Markets Around Simcoe
Santa Claus is coming to town, although his parade is on hold for another year. Downtown Barrie will instead offer an outdoor experience on Nov. 20th.
In addition to pop-up visits with local businesses, Santa will be touring neighbourhoods throughout the city. You can hit up the Chamber of Commerce’s Santa Tour website for the specifics.
Outside of the big B, Santa and the reindeer will be making appearances. Scroll on for a list of festive fun with the big man across Simcoe Muskoka!
Parades Around The Region
Santa and his small version float travels to Bradford on Nov. 20 and 21. He’s then off to visit Bond Head on Sat. Nov. 27.
Over in Alliston, the 2021 Alliston Night Lit Santa Claus parade is scheduled for Nov. 20, although that is tentative.
In Gravenhurst, a ticketed and lower key event is slated for Nov. 27.
Innisfil offers a drive-thru Santa Claus parade scheduled on Nov. 28, however it only open to residents.
Wasaga Beach hosts Santa Claus and his parade on Nov. 27.
Collingwood is planning for a Santa themed event on Nov. 20.
Bracebridge is holding a static to-do at the fairgrounds on Dec 5.
Beyond the parades, there will be plenty of Noel themed markets in and around Barrie.
The Queens hosts a bazaar on Nov. 21st, with vendors, artisans and a toy drive. There are still a few slots open, so if you are keen to have a table, reach out to us!
Redline Brewhouse is back with their annual Christmas market on Dec. 5th, featuring a wide selection of vendors, makers and artisans.
Of course, the Barrie’s Farmer Market is also running through the festive season, with farm fresh items for your holiday table. They’ve moved inside for the colder months but are open every Saturday.