About Us

100% Volunteer Run

The Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade is run entirely by community volunteers and since 2009 has been Chaired by Carlos Guerreiro.  


The community volunteers are comprised of longstanding participants and each year we attract new volunteers which reflect the changing demographics of the area.


The committee is a small core group, but tremendously dedicated  volunteers who donate many hours each year to put this parade together.  


All of their hard work has resulted in the Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade ranked as the 3rd largest Christmas  parade in Ontario with a reported attendance of  50,000+ people annually.


The parade fulfills an important role in  the community as businesses, organizations, industry and residents come  together to present the best of the community and put forth the best  parade possible for the neighborhood. 



Thank you to our 2018 Volunteer Parade Committee

Parade Chair: Carlos Guerriro

Parade Make Up: Amanda Anderson

Skate with Santa: Eleanor Meli

Head Marshal, Emergency Planning & Floats: Graham Rupert

Marshaling and Floats: James Rupert

Community Sponsorship: Jenny Lyall

Marshaling and Floats: John Ratkovic 

Media & Community outreach: Judy Brandow

Costumes and Banners: Judy Rupert

Corporate Sponsorship: Lizzie Short

Marshaling and Floats: Matthew Durance

Costume coordination: Stacey Rupert

Digital  marketing and media planning: Stefany Singh 

Volunteer coordination: Tim Ellis