Santa to stop in Port Elgin after all

The Port Elgin BIA, in cooperation with Port Elgin Pumpkinfest and the Port
Elgin Rotary Club, announced the Port Elgin Santa Claus Parade will run this year.

Santa and his reindeer will make their way through downtown Port Elgin on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

“We didn’t want to have to wait until next year for Santa to pay a visit to downtown Port Elgin,” said BIA Chair Tami Runstedler.

The theme of the parade will be “Winter Wonderland”, with registration information to be released in the near future.

“We can’t wait to see all the great floats, and of course, welcome Santa to downtown Port Elgin,” said Runstedler.

The parade will run on a revised route on Goderich St., beginning at Elgin St. and proceeding south to Eugenie Street.  “We heard feedback that the old parade route was too long, and we’re confident the shortened route will
make it easier for everyone to enjoy the parade,” said Runstedler.

Full road closure and detour details will be posted prior to the parade.

As with any community event, volunteers are required to ensure the parade runs smoothly and safely.  Those wishing to volunteer an hour of their time can register with the BIA via e-mail at