BIA Annual Santa Claus Parade


Please note: you do not have to pick traditional music, we welcome Wham – ‘Last Christmas’, Boney M- ‘Mary’s Boy Child , Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers – ‘The Greatest Gift of all’…have fun with your Christmas “carol” selection!

Pick a Christmas song, and decorate according to that! All participants, are strongly encouraged to play music on their floats.

Two ways to pay:
You can pay online with PayPal, if this is your method of payment, please email the office with your PayPal reference number:

Pay by cheque? Mail in your registration form with payment to the Downtown Carleton Place Office:

136 Bridge Street, Carleton Place ON K7C 2V5
Cheque’s made out to Downtown Carleton Place

If you would like to volunteer for this event, we would love your help, after all, Santa’s watching. We need parade & float attendants, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm that night. High School Hours will be given for eligible student.

Click on the link for your registration form:


Date :
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5pm

Event location :

Downtown Carleton Place – 136 Bridge Street, Carleton Place K7C 2V5

Contact :
613-257-8049 or visit


Santa ClausHailed the largest Santa Claus parade in the Ottawa Valley you can join thousands of spectators to watch hundreds of sparkling floats lit by LED bulbs as the Business Improvement Association hosts its annual evening parade on Saturday November 28th 2015.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. at Carambeck School and travels up the town’s main thoroughfare Bridge Street. After Santa’s sleigh passes through the town spectators can congregate at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital for hot chocolate carolling and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Proceeds support the Lanark County Food Bank.

For further information information please call 613-257-8049 or visit

Downtown Carleton Place will filled with the sights and sounds of Whoville at this years BIA Santa Claus parade.

“A Whoville Christmas”

Downtown Carleton Place is where the Grinch will find Christmas! The festive spirit will be making its way in and around and about the town. No, you are not mistaken, the Grinch who Stole Christmas and all that he has taken, will be downtown for this holiday celebration. The excitement is building and for a very good reason, as Santa will soon be here to celebrate the season.

I think the most likely reason of all may be that our hearts grow three sizes that day when we watch our Santa Parade. Oh the noise, the singing, the dancing, and more Santa will bring your way! There will be ribbons, tags, packages, boxes and bags that will adorn floats as they parade by.

Welcome Christmas, Bring your cheer, cheer to all from far and near! Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more! You will feel light-hearted for the season at the BIA Whoville Santa Claus Parade.

The Carleton Place BIA Whoville Santa Claus Parade is where we will stand heart to heart and hand to hand listening to singing and dancing welcoming the season’s meaning!