Santa’s elves from the Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade want to bring his parade back on Saturday, December 3 at 10 am for its 32nd year. They need your help!
In 2019 it cost over $30,000 to run the parade and we know that figure will be higher this year.
This money comes from community donations and business partnerships. Unfortunately, this year some of our community partners will be unable to support us as much as in the past.
Two years of COVID has seriously depleted our resources. Our fixed expenses include float storage and utilities that still needed to be paid.
We know our community and our businesses love the parade; 60,000 to 70,000 people tell us every year by lining the streets on parade day. Santa’s elves are looking forward to bringing back the sounds of the bands, schools and community groups walking, colourful characters and of course the floats. They are even planning for a new float this year if funds can be raised to complete it. Please help bring the smiles back to everyone’s faces.
At this point, the future of the parade is in danger. We are 100% volunteer-run and are working hard to make this a success, but we really need your help to raise the $30,000.