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The Christmas spirit will take over the streets of Grande Prairie as the Santa Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting take place downtown on Sunday, December 1.

Santa Parade

The annual Santa Parade starts at 4:00 p.m. on 100 Avenue and 102 Street.

The parade route travels east to 100 Street and south to 99 Avenue, ending at Revolution Place.

Tree Lighting

Festivities continue at Revolution Place after the parade with Whiskey Coalition playing an outdoor show, the Grande Prairie Storm handing out cookies and hot chocolate, and the official tree lighting by Mayor Bill Given at 5:30 p.m.

Warm up inside the Bowes Events Centre after by watching The Grinch on the big screen or getting your free photos taken with Santa Claus himself!

“Battle of the Badges” Charity Hockey Game

After the parade and tree lighting, join us for our first annual “Battle of the Badges” charity hockey game between our local Police and Fire departments in support of the Talk to Me Society and the 3D Children’s Charity.

The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available by donation at

The City of Grande Prairie and the DownTown Association welcome everyone in the community to join in these events and be part of the community tradition!

We thank Wapiti Gravel Suppliers, Seven Generations Energy and Crystal Catering for the donating the cookies and hot chocolate, the Grande Prairie Storm for being our parade route ambassadors and CUPE for annually marshalling the parade.