Ways to Get Involved

THERE are many different ways to get involved.

Enter a Float

Apply to Volunteer

Become a Supporter

Decorate a float
& light up the night!

To enter a float into the 2019 Parade, please click the button below. If you have any questions, reach out to:

The application deadline is Thursday, November 15th, 2019.

Criteria for Winning Floats
Santa Day Parade Fenelon Falls 2019

Parade Theme: “Light Up the Night”

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Use (lots of) lights

  • Consider the overall appearance of your float

  • Don’t forget the smaller details too

  • Try to include something original or creative that other floats don’t have

  • Be mindful of the people participating on the float

  • Consider how you appeal to the crowd

  • Use music to tie your theme together

  • Decorate the vehicle pulling the float

We are looking forward to another great day and parade this year. The night time parade starts promptly at 5 pm and travels 2 kilometres, from one end of Fenelon Falls to the other. Please see maps for details.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be entering the parade this year.  It is a first come first serve basis.

Once again, this year the parade has no specific theme. It is all about lights, lights and more lights. So you can light up the night with a theme of your choice. Your float decor is only limited to your imagination.

The prizes are:

  1. $400

  2. $200

  3. $100

Prior to the parade we will contact you with your registration number.


If you are putting your float in position early and then dropping off people before the parade starts they should be in position by 4:15 p.m. If the lineup area is busy they may have to walk in from Ellice Street or Murray Street at West Street. (During lineup, West Street will be one way so you should enter from Elliot Street). If you have children on your float whose parents will be picking them up after the Parade they should be notified floats will turn left on Prince’s St and left on John, so you should probably have them stay on the floats until they get back to the area of the Arena to arrange pick up. If walkers are being picked up at Ball park, vehicles must be at the park by 4:45 p.m.

Have fun!

Calling all elves!

We need your help.



The Santa Day event is about bringing people together to celebrate one of the most magical times of the year and many volunteers are required. We have a core group of approximately 200 dedicated volunteers who donate many hours each year to put Santa Day together. We need outgoing and dynamic individuals to work the daytime events and at night to wear the character costumes or carry signs or assist with parade logistics.


General Description of Duties for Volunteers

We are looking for people who are willing to assist in daytime activities or are able to walk the entire length of the parade route (approx. 2 KM) without direct supervision. Requirements include:

  • You must be able to accept directions well

  • Wear costumes at the parade as well at daytime activities

  • Be prepared to be over-run by children seeking your acknowledgement

  • Be outgoing and interact with the children

  • Parade Characters are required to smile constantly, be dramatic, and shake children’s hands

  • Be courteous at all times

  • Complete required application form

The specifics

Thank you! 

Rule #1 – HAVE FUN! 

Have you heard about the Most Spirited Parade Volunteer Challenge? $100 dollars will be awarded to the volunteer who is deemed to be the MOST animated, the MOST cheer-inspiring, and the MOST SPIRITED costume or character during the nighttime parade!

Volunteer Shifts

Daytime activities from 10:30 am – 5 pm

Parade Characters and Sign Carriers from 2 pm – 6:30 pm

Parade Marshalls from 1 pm – 6:30 pm

 If you are interested in helping us out, please complete the form above or call/text Shelley at 705 344 0067.

 Become a supporter

Looking for a cost-effective way to promote your business and to support our local community? Why not be a Santa Day supporter?

Santa Day is a signature event for the Town of Fenelon Falls and one enjoyed by over 10,000 people each year. For 19 years, Santa Day has attracted thousands of visitors to downtown Fenelon Falls. Many of our visitors return to Fenelon in the summer months and some have moved to the area because of the hospitality and goodwill experienced during the weekend.

Because of the generosity of our supporters, Santa Day remains a true community event, free and available to all. All support is accepted as low as $60.00 for fireworks. Please refer to the attached page for further information.

Why not be a part of our award-winning team of supporters and keep the parade, fireworks and activities alive for young and old alike?

To offer your support, please contact Dee Cairns at ffsantaday@yahoo.com.