Santa Claus arrives in Bowmanville, Uxbridge, Oshawa and Pickering


Published November 21, 2022 at 8:50 am

Santa at the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

Just in case some of us weren’t sure, it’s officially the holiday season, at least it is in Bowmanville, Oshawa, Uxbridge and Pickering where Santa’s arrival means Christmas is on its way.

Of course, the jolly ol’ elf has been spotted in malls and plazas and street corners – okay, maybe not street corners just yet – all over Durham Region, but there’s nothing like the arrival of the annual Santa Claus Parade to mark the beginning of the season.

Moms’ and Dads’ get ready: the lists of gotta haves and please please please are coming.

The Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade, Santa’s Parade of Lights in Oshawa and the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade all had their moment in spotlight Saturday while Pickering lit up City Hall and the downtown Esplanade Park with their Winter Nights, City Lights display.

Santa also arrived via train in Uxbridge on Sunday for the Santa Express Train Ride on the York Durham Heritage Railway.

Next Saturday Santa Claus make his official appearance in Ajax for Santa’s Spectacle of Lights at Ajax Downs, while the following Saturday (December 3) has St. Nick as the guest of honour at the Port Perry Scugog Santa Claus Parade and the Whitby Santa Claus Parade.

Here are a few pics from the Santa Claus Parades in Bowmanville and Uxbridge:


The guest of honour (and the reindeer) at the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade

Marchers at the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade


Batman answering the Bat Signal from Durham Regional Police at the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade

All smiles at the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

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