10AM Saturday December 2, 2017



48th Annual Whitby Santa Claus Parade

The Whitby Santa Claus Parade operated by JCI Durham has been held on the first Saturday of December for 48 consecutive years. JCI Durham is a membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens in their 20's & 30's dedicated to creating positive change in the community.

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Why sponsor the Whitby Santa Claus Parade?

With the help of sponsors, the Whitby Santa Claus Parade can bring together our community by creating memories that will last generations to come.

Why volunteer to help at the parade?

The help of volunteers partnered together with members of JCI Durham allows tens of thousands annually to experience the Whitby Santa Claus Parade.

Why participate in the parade?

Participating in the Whitby Santa Claus Parade is a unique experience to see the joy of others expressed as you make your way along the parade route.

Why attend the parade?

Approximately 20,000 people line the Brock Street parade route each year to experience the Whitby Santa Claus Parade a 48-year old tradition of family friendly live entertainment.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Whitby Santa Claus Parade this year, we would love to hear from you. Send us a quick email and we’ll get right back to you with some more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Join us Saturday December 2, 2017!


What was it like to volunteer?

  • It was a fantastic first experience for my family. It allowed us to be actively involved with our community.

    Danielle McCann

    Danielle McCann

    2016 Whitby Santa Claus Parade Volunteer

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Participate in the 2017 Whitby Santa Clause Parade

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Parade Route

The Whitby Santa Claus Parade starts at 10AM at the intersection of Brock St. N. & Manning Ave. and travels South along Brock St. to Trent St. where it ends at approximately 12PM. Please line up along the sidewalks and boulevards of the parade route.


Road access to Brock St. between Manning Ave. and Burns. St. will be closed for the parade. Please park on side streets along the parade route.

Parade Day Checklist

  • Dress Appropriately Based On Weather
  • Bring Blankets/Lawn Chairs To Sit On
  • Bring Non-Perishable Food Donations
  • Bring Letter To Santa
  • Bring Snacks & Warm Beverages

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