Santa Claus waving to the crowd from a parade float

(Photos by Rotary Club of Huntsville)

It was a celebration of the season – and community – as the 2022 Huntsville Santa Claus Parade returned to downtown Huntsville to kick off the holidays in November.

“I thought this year's parade was perfect!” says Rotarian Lorraine Morin. “There were so many happy children watching the parade. It was a great turnout – that's the part I like best!”

The parade, presented by the Rotary Club of North Muskoka in partnership with the Huntsville-Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce, saw thousands of people, including children, teens and adults, line Main and King William streets from Lorne Street to the Huntsville Place Mall.

This year's parade theme was Imagine Christmas. Forty-five parade entries – decorated floats, bands and dance troupes – made their way along the route to the delight of the crowd. Rotary club members and spectators alike noted the incredible effort and creativity parade entrants put into their floats this year.

“All of the float entries deserve a standing ovation – what a great job everyone!” says Lorraine. “Some of the floats were new entries that we haven't seen in the past, so welcome aboard. We hope to see you every year!”

Thank you to club members, chamber staff, volunteers, parade entrants, Huntsville OPP detachment traffic support, and generous parade sponsors for making this year's parade a success for our community.

The parade not only brings joy and a sense of community for an evening, but also helps raise funds for club projects that make a lasting impact on our community. Proceeds from the 2022 parade will support club community projects, such as providing at-risk children with summer camp experiences through Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions and supporting local nutrition programs for children and youth.

The Rotary Club of North Muskoka is a nonprofit service club of like-minded community members who come together to make a difference in their community. Learn more at

Parade float with wooden cutouts of reindeer, trees and lollipops. text reads: Panolam Surface Systems

A pickup truck covered in colourful holiday lights.

A parade float that carries 10-foot tall, illuminated boxes wrapped with red ribbons and bows.

A dance troupe