Holiday of Hope

Holiday of Hope - December 5th 2020

The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade committee is excited to announce the “Holiday of Hope” on Saturday December 5th 2020. The Holiday of Hope will be a day to experience the spirit of the Santa Claus Parade, while also providing residents the opportunity to support local businesses and those in need in our community.


  • Grimsby Santa Claus Reverse Parade
  • Firefighters Association Food Drive in support of GBF
  • Holiday Hope for local business

Santa Claus “Reverse” Parade – 5:00-9:00pm

Beginning at 5:00pm, residents are invited to visit several locations across Town where lights, special displays, and other traditional parade components will be on display for residents to visit from the safety of their vehicles.

Stops will be identified on a pre-published map with a recommended route. While locations and the route are still being finalized, we can confirm that Santa Claus himself will be stopping in Downtown Grimsby on his sleigh to greet those who drive by. Accompanying Santa will be the Grimsby Firefighters Association, collecting food for the Grimsby Benevolent Fund’s Christmas Hamper Program. The Eastbound lane of Main St. W from Ontario St. to Christie St. will be closed from 3:00pm-10:00pm on December 5th to accommodate Santa’s visit.


Parade Map 

Google Version

 Newspaper Version

Firefighters Association Food Drive in Support of Grimsby Benevolent Fund

While Firefighters will not be walking down Main St. to collect Food this year, there will still be plenty of opportunity for residents to make a donation in support of the GBF and the yearly Christmas Hamper Program. Those who choose to participate in the Reverse Parade are able to make a donation at any drive through location, including downtown from 5-9:00pm. Prior to the Reverse Parade, donations will also be accepted at the Peach King Centre from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The Grimsby Benevolent Fund is forecasting an increased need this holiday season,

Residents will receive Food Bags in the November 26th edition of News Now.

Drop Off Locations on December 5th

Peach King Centre: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Reverse Parade Locations:
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Supporting Local

On December 5th our committee is also asking that you make a special effort to support local businesses. This could be a day-time visit for holiday shopping, purchasing a gift card for a future visit, or picking up some take out during your journey through the reverse parade.

Reverse Parade Road Closure

The Eastbound lane of Main St. West from Ontario S. to Christie Street will be closed from 3:00pm-10:00pm. 


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