History of the Sudbury Santa Claus Parade


2017
Saturday, November 18th at 5:30 P.M.
    -Merry Christmas Canada! Happy 150th Birthday

2016
    - 2016 Saturday, November 19th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Fairytale Christmas / Noël féerique

2015
    - 2015 Saturday, November 21st at 5:30 p.m.
    - Storybook Christmas / Noël en Contes

2014
    - Saturday, November 22nd at 5:30 p.m.
    - Christmas Past or Future / Noël du passé ou de l’avenir
    - Due to the proximity of Remembrance Day celebrations i.e. from Tuesday/Wednesday to the Saturday of Parade day, and the challenges this imposes on both the police and marching bands, the 2014 Parade Date has been moved to the 3rd Saturday in November.

2013
    - Saturday, November 16th at 5:30 p.m.
    - It’s an Animal Christmas / Noël au royaume des animaux
    - Hilltop Seniors Woodshop have redone the Santa sleigh

2012
    - Saturday, November 17th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Rocking Christmas in Sudbury / Un Noël rock à Sudbury
    - Introduction of Santa’s “Naughty List” wherein all “naughty” entries will receive a notice by mail with suggestions to improve for the following year (as per the Parade Regulations and Directions found on the Entry Form).

2011
    - Saturday, November 13th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Sounds of Christmas / les sons de Noël
    - Parade has its own Facebook link

2010
    - Saturday, November 13th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Musical Christmas / Noël musical

2009
    - Saturday, November 14th at 5:30 p.m.
    - **Happy Holidays / Joyeuses Fêtes promoted as theme **
    - **As a specific theme seems to be causing grief to Parade entries, the 2009 Santa Claus Parade Committee moved to not have a theme, with the Committee revisiting that decision in 2010.  

2008
    - Saturday, November 15th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Christmas Past / Noël d’antan (in recognition of the City’s 125th Anniversary)
    - The 125th Ceremonies for the Greater Sudbury Committee was a North Pole Sponsor for the 2008 Santa Claus Parade.

2007
    - Saturday, November 18th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Under the Lights at Christmas / Noël sous les lumières
    - Introduction of the post-Parade Fireworks show
    - Launching of the Santa Claus Parade’s own website which goes live in October 2007

2006
    - Saturday, November 18th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Nursery Rhymes / Comptines
    - Persona introduced the televising of Parade

2005
    - Saturday, November 19th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Christmas Around the World / Noël autour du monde
    - Expansion of Designated VIP and Judging area
    - Route:  via downtown streets

2004
    - Saturday, November 20th at 5:30 p.m.
    - The Magic of Christmas / La Magie de Noël
    - Miss Canada attends our Parade as special guest
    - Designated VIP and Judging area is introduced
    - Route:  via hospitals/Science North for last time due to on-going concerns by the hospitals

2003
    - Saturday, November 15th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Lights & Sounds of Christmas / Sons et lumières de Noël

2002
    - Saturday, November 16th at 5:30 p.m.

2001
    - Saturday, November 17th at 5:30 p.m.
    - Christmas under the Stars / Noël sous les étoiles

2000
    - Saturday, November 18th at 5:30 p.m
    - Santa Lights up Greater Sudbury / Le père Noël illumine le Grand Sudbury

1999
    - 1st Night-time parade – in celebration of Y2K