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2018 Santa Claus Parade


The City of Yellowknife invites you to take part in the 2018 Santa Claus Parade and the first edition of the Holiday Market inside Centre Square Mall on Saturday November 24, 2018.

This year’s parade theme is “Holiday Treats”.  Community organizations, businesses and schools are invited to enter a float, vehicle(s), or walking group in the parade. 

The parade will start at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, turn up 53rd street, and proceed on Franklin Avenue to 49th Street.

Residents are invited to come downtown early to explore downtown shops that are staying open for the parade, have dinner at one of the many family friendly restaurants, and visit Centre Square Mall between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for the Holiday Market featuring local vendors and organizations, and kids’ activities. 

Parade Float Application Deadline: November 22

Special thank-you to Centre Square Mall Upper and Lower Level and it’s storeowners for staying open until 8:00 p.m. for residents to enjoy!

Another thank-you to the following community groups for their support:

  • NWT Judo – Parade Logistics
  • 825 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron – Parade Logistics
  • WIMPS – Parade Logistics
  • SJF High Grad Class – Holiday Market and Post Parade Activities Logistics 

To register a float, please fill out the application form here. All schools, businesses and organizations are encouraged to apply!

To register as a vendor in the Holiday Market inside Centre Square Mall, please fill out the application form here.

For more information, contact:

Dave Zethof
Special Event Coordinator