Get to the Toronto Santa Claus Parade with GO! (Nov 17)

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Join us for the 115th annual original Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto. The Parade is back and it’s easier to GO than ever—with a great pass deal & more train service.

We're offering special Sunday train service on November 17 to the parade on the Milton, Kitchener and Niagara lines—plus regular weekend service on the Lakeshore East, Lakeshore West, Stouffville and Barrie lines. You can also hop on the UP Express to Bloor or Union Stations!

Travel to and from the parade with our great pass deal. Buy your $15 Adult Return Pass here and at most GO Stations, and don't forget, your kids 12 and under always ride free!

Come for the magic, come because you believe! This year’s parade is taking place on November 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Plan your trip.

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How to get to the Parade

Take GO on your way to the Parade!

Venue: Downtown Toronto from Christie Pits along Bloor to Avenue Road and across Front Street ending at St. Lawrence Market

Closest GO Station: Union Station then walk, or transfer to TTC, to travel along the parade route

Offer: Buy a $15 Adult Return Pass, and don't forget, your kids 12 and under always ride free!

How to get there from GO: We're offering special Sunday train service on November 17 to the parade on the Milton, Kitchener and Niagara lines—plus regular weekend service on the Lakeshore East, Lakeshore West, Stouffville and Barrie lines. You can also hop on the UP Express to Bloor or Union Stations! 

Milton Line

  • A special train trip from Milton GO at 09:45 a.m. will make all stops to Union Station, arriving at 10:50 a.m. to get you to the parade.
  • A special train trip from Union at 5 p.m. will make all stops to Milton GO, arriving at 06:04 p.m. to head home.

Kitchener Line

  • A special train trip from Georgetown GO at 10:16 a.m. will make all stops to Union, arriving at 11:20 a.m. to get you to the parade.
  • A special train trip from Union at 05:20 p.m. will make all stops to Georgetown GO, arriving at 06:28 p.m. to head home.

Lakeshore West Line (including Niagara service)

  • Lakeshore West line is running regular weekend train service with trips every 30-minutes, with some trip time adjustments to better accommodate the parade.
  • A trip from Niagara Falls GO at 08:20 a.m., arrives at St. Catharines GO for 08:45 a.m., making a special stop at West Harbour GO at 09:32 a.m. and making all regular stops, arriving at Union Station for 10:34 a.m. to get you to the parade.
  • A trip from Union Station at 4:18 p.m. making all regular stops as well as a special stop at West Habour GO for 5:19 p.m., St. Catharines GO at 6:06 p.m. and arriving Niagara Falls GO for 6:32 p.m. to head home.

Stouffville Line

  • Stouffville line is running NEW regular weekend service with hourly trains between Mount Joy GO and Union Station.
  • Some train trips extend to Lincolnville in the morning and evening on Sunday – with bus connections to meet trains at Mount Joy GO the rest of the day.

Barrie Line

  • Barrie line is running regular weekend service with hourly trains between Aurora GO and Union Station.
  • Some train trips extend to Barrie on Sunday – with bus connections to meet trains at Aurora GO the rest of the day.

Lakeshore East Line

  • Lakeshore East line is running regular weekend train service with trips every 30-minutes.

GO Bus

  • Regularly scheduled bus trips are available to and from Union Station Bus Terminal.

Click here for your schedule.

Santa Claus Parade Passes now available

Get to the parade with a GO Transit pass. Adults can pre-buy travel to and from the parade for only $15 both online and at most GO stations.

Additionally, seniors save 50% off GO adult e-ticket prices, and best of all, kids 12 and under ride GO for free!

* Must pre-purchase passes & tickets online. Available on smartphones only. 

GO to the Parade with Short Distance Fares

Take GO Transit to the Parade for only $3.70 with your PRESTO card from Exhibition GO, Scarborough GO, Danforth GO, Mimico GO and Bloor GO to Union Station.

All shorter length trips of 10km or less across the GO Transit network are only $3.70 when you use your PRESTO card, or $4.40 with a paper ticket.

Plan your trip.

Learn more about short distance fares here.



Meet GO Bear

GO Bear loves nothing more than to mingle with his fellow GO passengers. Whether meeting them on-board or at special event - like the Santa Claus Parade.

Be sure to check out the parade’s mascot zone for a meet and greet with GO Bear and all his friends!

Click here to learn everything you wanted to know about our beloved mascot GO Bear.