Rotary Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Queen Street East, from Church Street to Gore Street
2023 Parade Winners presented by IDA
Norm Candelori Best In Parade Grand Prize: $500
Winner: PUC Services – Gingerbread Land
High-School Spirit Award: $125 Prize for 1st Place
1st Place Winner: Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School – Soar into the Holidays
Runner up: White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School
Best Corporate Entry: $125 Prize for 1st Place
1st Place Winner: DNM Group -Super DNM World
Runner up: Searchmont Ski Runners – Embrace Winter and the Snowy Mountains
Best Community Entry: $125 Prize for 1st Place
1st Place Winner: Sault Trailblazers – Enjoying our Winter Wonderland
Runner up: Sault Ice Hawks – Ringette in a Winter Wonderland
Shaw Spotlight 2023 airing schedule
- Wednesday, November 22nd at 12pm and 7pm
- Saturday, November 25th at 12pm and 7pm
- Wednesday, November 29th at 12pm and 7pm
- Saturday, December 2nd at 12pm and 7pm
A completed application form, a certificate of general commercial liability insurance with the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie listed as additionally insured, and a whole lot of holiday spirit!
All businesses and most organizations have general commercial liability insurance. You can email your insurer, “I need a certificate of general liability insurance with the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie named as additionally insured” (you’ll need to include our address), and they will be able to get you what you need. If you are a school from ADSB or HSCDSB, then we already have a certificate of insurance from your board, so ignore this step.
You can find a business or organization to “sponsor” your float. They will provide you with the certificate of general liability insurance with the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie (along with our address) listed as additionally insured from their insurer, and then you just have to list them along with your group’s name on the top of the application form.
Rotarians will be awaiting you on the night of the parade at the corner of Queen and Church. They will tell you what your group’s number is. We suggest getting there between 4:00PM and 4:30PM, as all floats must be completely staged by 4:50PM.
The Santa Claus parade does not have a theme like the Rotary Community Day Parade does. Feel free to express your holiday spirit in your own way! We encourage getting creative with costumes, music, lights, etc.
The maximum height on Queen Street is 13.5 feet.