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Pembroke will hold drive-thru Santa Claus Parade of Lights Nov. 28


Posted on Thursday November 5, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled.

PEMBROKE - The City of Pembroke is excited to announce that in lieu of the traditional Santa Claus Parade, they will be hosting a drive-thru Santa Claus Parade at Riverside Park.

The parade will take place on Saturday, November 28 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Floats will be set up through the park lining the roads and cars will be able to drive-thru the park to see everything all lit up.

The parade will transform Riverside Park into a winter wonderland in commemoration of the Christmas season.

This year’s parade theme is Retro Christmas. Float creators are encouraged to channel Christmases past and showcase their favourite Christmas memories.

With this Christmas theme there are so many options to explore. Participants can recreate scenes from their favourite Christmas classics, such as A Christmas Story or It’s a Wonderful life.

Participants may also choose to channel a decade and feature a float from the 70s or 80s. Now is the time to break out all those old Christmas decorations in your attic and reminisce about Christmas’ past.

This year with COVID-19 restrictions there will have to be some changes to normal float procedure.

Currently, due to gathering restrictions there will be no one allowed on the floats but participants are encouraged to come up with safe and fun ways to get their families involved in creating their float or sharing a Christmas message.

In addition, those attending with their families must stay in their car and follow the directed path.

The Santa Claus Parade of Lights has always been a time of joy in Pembroke. We encourage all of Pembroke’s residents to support our new parade model and enjoy the parade from the comfort of your vehicle with your family.

For more information, to register a float, or to inquire about sponsoring this year’s parade, contact Sarah Frederick of the Parks and Recreation Department at or 613-735-6821 ext. 1502.

More information can also be found on our website at