The Tree Lighting Ceremony has been postponed to Sunday, December 5 from 4:00-5:00 pm. While temperatures and precipitation are favorable for Saturday, the high winds pose a risk for event setup and equipment. The forecast for Sunday is predicting lower winds. We hope to see you at the CBS Town Hall, 11 Remembrance Square, on Sunday! 

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Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus Parade

The Town of Conception Bay South is excited to announce that its annual Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The parade will travel through Downtown CBS, starting at Villanova Junior High and ending at the Conception Bay South Town Hall.

Non-perishable food items will be collected at locations along the parade route by members of the CBS Kin Club. As well, there will be tables set up all along the route where parade spectators can drop food items. Letters to Santa will be collected by members of the Conception Bay South Fire Department.

If social distancing cannot be maintained with those outside of your bubble, masks are mandatory. Otherwise, masks are encouraged.

The rain date for the parade is Sunday, December 12.  


Roads will be closed to traffic at 10:00 a.m. and will re-open after the parade procession has gone past each street. 

  • Neils Line (re-opened approx. 10:15AM)
  • Manuels Arterial Road (re-opened approx. 10:20AM)
  • Easons Road (re-opened approx. 10:20AM)
  • Cherry Lane (re-opened approx. 10:30AM)
  • Jetta Place (re-opened approx. 10:30AM)
  • Dawsons Run (re-opened approx. 10:30AM)
  • Villa Nova Road  (re-opened approx. 10:40AM)
  • Tobins Road (re-opened approx. 10:40AM)
  • Elliotts Place (re-opened approx. 10:40AM)
  • Coffee Creek Place (re-opened approx. 10:45AM)
  • Bishops Road (re-opened approx. 10:50AM)
  • Talcville Road (re-opened approx. 10:50AM)
  • Bentley Place (re-opened approx. 10:50AM)
  • Noseworthys Lane (re-opened approx. 11:00AM)
  • Matthews Place (re-opened approx.11:00AM)
  • Searles Place (re-opened approx. 11:00AM)
  • Anchorage Road (re-opened approx. 11:00AM)
  • Greenslades Road (re-opened approx. 11:00AM)
  • Belway Pl (re-opened approx. 11:05AM)
  • Alpine Place (re-opened approx. 11:05AM)
  • Perrins Road (re-opened approx. 11:05AM)
  • Pottles Lane (re-opened approx. 11:10AM)
  • Dicks Place (re-opened approx. 11:15AM)
  • Country Path Road (re-opened approx. 11:20AM)
  • Conways Brook Road (re-opened approx. 11:20AM)
  • Kiddy Ads Turn (re-opened approx. 11:30AM)
  • Braeside Lane/Rideouts Road (re-opened approx. 11:30AM)

Also, please note that swimming lessons at the Recreation Complex will be cancelled on Saturday, December 11, between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. only. All other programming will proceed as per the normal schedule.


There will be a free shuttle service for the parade. Shuttles will travel every ten minutes and will operate from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

West Line Blue
The parking and pick-up locations are at the Conception Bay South Arena and Admirals Academy. Bus drop-off locations along the route, for watching the parade, are listed below. Once the parade is over, please hop on the blue line to receive a drive back to your parking spot.

East Line Red
The parking and pick-up location is at Topsail Elementary. Bus drop-off locations along the route, for watching the parade, are listed below. Once the parade is over, please hop on the red line to receive a drive back to your parking spot.

Accessible Busing
Accessible busses will travel from ALL pick-up locations. For more information on accessible busing, please contact 834-6500 ext. 601.


There will be areas along the parade route for those who require accessible parking or viewing areas.

Accessible Parking

Accessible Parking will be available at TD Canada Trust (outside of the Sensory Friendly Zone) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (within the Sensory Friendly Zone). In this area, spectators can park in close proximity to the parade, and travel  short distance to the roadside to view the parade. Spaces in both of these lots will be available to spectators with a Blue Accessible Parking Permit.  Lots will be filled as spaces permits, and will be monitored.

Accessible Viewing

For spectators with more specific accessibility needs, the Town will offer accessible viewing from the lot shared by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and CB Auto.  In this area, spectators can park and watch the parade from their vehicle.  The use of this area is by registration only by calling the Town at 834-6500 ext. 601.  A Blue Accessible Parking Permit will be required. Lot will be filled as space permits and will be monitored.  This location is within the Sensory Friendly Zone.

Sensory Friendly Zone

The sensory friendly section of the parade will be located from Shoppers Drug Mart to the Conception Bay South Library. In this area, there will be no sirens or flashing lights and music will be turned down to lower levels.  This area will be clearly noted with signage.

Anyone in the community may stand in the sensory friendly zone.  There is no specific parking for anyone looking to view the parade in the sensory friendly area.

Parade Float Information Guidelines and Rules


Questions?

Call: 834-6500 ext. 601
E-mail: recreation@conceptionbaysouth.ca

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