All around the region Santa is making his appearance

Santa Around the Region
Posted on: December 2, 2021

All around the region, Santa is making his appearance in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

There will be an old-fashioned Christmas parade in Pakenham on December 4 at 1pm, and a night parade in Almonte on December 5 at 5pm. Spectators are asked to pre-screen for Covid-19 and only attend the parade if everyone is feeling well.

Be prepared to wear a face mask if not with members of your own household.

Perth’s Children’s Santa Claus Parade will also be held on December 4, starting at 5pm from Sunset Boulevard. The theme is A Western Christmas.

In Montague, Santa Claus will visit on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.

Santa will depart from Rosedale Hall located at 657 Rosedale Road with members of the Montague Fire Association and members of the Montague Recreation Culture Committee.

The Santa tour will start at 3pm and return to Rosedale Hall for a special visit with Santa starting at 5:30pm. Children will be able to visit with Santa in a socially distant way and have their photo taken. Bring your letter addressed to Santa and he will be sure to take it with him to the North Pole.

The Montague Recreation Culture Committee will be serving up hot apple cider and hot chocolate and Santa will be handing out candy canes. The Montague Recreation Culture Committee will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank in Smiths Falls.

In Lombardy, on December 4 from 5pm – 7pm, there will be a Drive-Thru Santa Parade & FOODraiser, an opportunity to donate food in support of the Smiths Falls Food Bank. This is hosted by the Lombard Manor Retirement Home

844 Hwy 15 South. “Mark your calendars and pack the car! Bring non-perishable items while you stop and say hi to the big guy from the comfort of your own car.”

In Smiths Falls, the Santa Claus Parade will be held Saturday, December 11th, 2021 commencing at 5:00 pm. It will begin at the Youth Arena and end again this year at Settlers Ridge Centre. This year’s theme is Disney.

Santa will also be making an appearance at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, at the North Pole Express. The final North Pole Express runs December 4 from 12pm to 6pm at 90 William Street West in Smiths Falls.

Train tickets (ages 4 & up) cost $5.89, and tickets must be purchased via

RMEO writes “we look forward to welcoming our many friends once again and ask that patience and a spirit of cooperation surrounds this year’s events.

There are a limited number of tickets available per ride. Rides will be every 20 minutes, with 3 round trips per hour. All riders, 4 and older must have a valid ticket. Children, 3 and under, sitting on a parent’s lap, do not need a ticket.

Ticket holders are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ride time so Covid-19 vaccination status and ID can be confirmed.

Covid-19 restrictions in place for those dates will be followed, including proof of vaccination for those 12 and older. Attendees will be required to confirm proof of vaccination when booking tickets and will be required to present a QR code or paper copy of having received both shots.

Our Gift Shop will be open but access to the rest of the station will feature some restrictions. There will be a craft bazaar on the station breezeway.

Santa will make appearances but will be limited to distanced Christmas wishes.”

Holiday spirit across the region

Smiths Falls

Christmas in the Courtyard
Davidson Courtyard, 7 Russell St. W.
Friday December 3
3:00pm – 8:00pm 

Ambre McLean Christmas Concert
Smiths Falls Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave
Friday December 3
Tickets $25

Holiday Bazaar
Saturday December 4
10:00am – 3:00pm
Settlers Ridge Centre, 275 Brockville St. 

Holiday Photobooth
Saturday December 4
11:00am – 3:00pm
Smiths Falls Public Library, 81 Beckwith St. N.

North Pole Express
Saturday December 4
12 noon – 6:00pm
Railway Museum of Easter Ontario, 90 William St., W. – Train Tickets (ages 4 & up) $5.89 Tickets must be purchased via

Holiday Heritage House
Saturday December 4
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Sly’s Rd – Horse drawn wagon rides, seasonal music and activities – Adults $10; Youth (5-12) $5; 4 and under free; Family Rate (max 4) $25 NOTE: There will also be an Outdoor Photo Booth with professional photographer. Must pre-book on – Cost $15

Ambre MacLean Christmas Concert
Saturday December 4 – 7:00pm
Smiths Falls Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave – Tickets $25

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Market
Sunday December 5 – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Lombardy Hall, 6 Kelly Rd.

Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade
Saturday December 11
5:00pm ending at Settlers Ridge Centre

Mississippi Mills

Pakenham Annual Santa Claus Parade
Saturday December 4
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Almonte Night Parade
Sunday December 5
5:00 pm

Carleton Place

Winter Wonderland
December 10 – 12
Live entertainment, festive activities, delicious food, and more!


Santa Claus Parade
Saturday December 4
5:00 pm
Starting at The Factory on Sunset Boulevard

Festival of Lights
November 20 – January 2
Crystal Palace

Nick of Time Craft Show
December 4
10:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Perth Citizen’s Band Christmas Concert
December 19
2:00 pm
Crystal Palace


Christmas in Merrickville
December 4
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Article by Janelle Labelle
Events gathered by Shannon McLellan

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