Santa Claus Parade

What is the parade?

The Santa Claus Parade is the Village of Hamburg’s official kickoff for the holiday season.  “Hamburg Believes” will be the theme for this year’s parade that features more than 70 contingents, including floats, vehicles, walking units, animals, and more!


Why should you participate?

The Santa Claus Parade boasts a crowd of over 1,000 people. Register now to see and be seen by families from all over Western New York! In addition to the fun you’ll have, and the fantastic exposure you’ll receive, you’ll also have the chance to earn prizes:

  • $200 to the group who best captures the “Spirit of the Parade”

  • $100 for second place and

  • $75 for honorable mention.

Along with the prize winners, the business that best captures the holiday spirit will also be mentioned in post-parade publicity. 


Parade Day Details:

10:15 am: Line up- Check-in for your placement on the Union Street side of Union Pleasant Elementary School parking lot. Look for the registration table at the entrance to the parking lot, just off of Union Street.

11:00 am:: Step off- THE PARADE ROUTE HAS BEEN MODIFIED THIS YEAR. Parade begins at Center and Main Streets, line up will be on Center St., proceeding left down Main Street, left down Buffalo Street and the Buffalo Street viewing area (near Carte Blanche), and ending at the corner of Buffalo Street and Pleasant Ave. There will be Village staff directing floats and large vehicles where to go after the parade has finished.

Please note: If your organization includes a performance, please note that there will now be THREE locations for you to perform. Performances will be in front of Rise Fitness, The Grange Community Kitchen and Carte Blanche. ● There WILL NOT be an after parade gathering in Village Square parking lot. The Parade will end at the corner of Buffalo St and Pleasant Ave. We encourage you all to enjoy all of the shops and restaurants the Village has to offer.



Groups may not include anyone dressed as SANTA; there is only one Santa Claus and the Parade Committee has already arranged for his appearance in our parade.



Registration forms must be received by Friday, November 17th. To register, please fill out the form below and drop off at or mail to the Village Recreation Dept., 200 Prospect Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075 or email completed forms to


We look forward to working with your group this year for the

Hamburgh Holidays Santa Claus Parade!

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Thank you to all groups who participated!


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