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All is merry and bright this season in Downtown Sudbury

The downtown core transforms to a winter wonderland to kick off the holiday season

Ignite your holiday spirit with wonder and magic in Downtown Sudbury! From spectacular lighted floats to the best gifts under the tree, make Downtown Sudbury your destination for Everything Christmas this season:

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade

Since 1999, downtown Sudbury has provided the official landing strip for Ol’ St. Nick and his sleigh, with festive music, colourful characters and brilliantly lighted floats leading the way. The annual lighted parade is Sudbury’s official kick-off to the holiday season, bringing the community together for a magical evening of love, laughter and plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as the beautifully illuminated floats pass by.

This year’s parade theme is “Sudbury Sporty Christmas”, so be on the lookout for your favourite sports teams and plenty of festive fun along the way. The excitement begins with a dynamic fireworks display at dusk, then the parade begins at 5:30, traveling west on Ste. Anne, south on Elgin, east on Larch, north on Durham, east on Elm, and finally north on Notre Dame. Bring your lawn chairs and cozy blankets and welcome Santa to Sudbury in grand style on Saturday November 18!

Downtown Sudbury Holiday Market

If you’re dreaming of a bright and cheery Christmas celebration with all the trimmings of a Hallmark movie, the 4th Annual Downtown Sudbury Holiday Market is for you!

There’s truly no place like home for the holidays when you join family and friends on “Holiday Main Street” – a picture-perfect backdrop of lights, music, unique shops and pop-up merchants, cozy bonfires and of course, visits with Santa Himself!

On Saturday November 25th from 11am to 7pm, Durham Street will be transformed to “Holiday Main Street”, a true winter wonderland of old-fashioned holiday cheer, Sudbury style!

  • Shop for unique holiday gift ideas from downtown merchants and unique makers
  • Meet enchanted characters strolling Holiday Main Street, and enjoy festive music and performances
  • Enjoy local food trucks, hot chocolate and apple cider
  • Kids can make their own ornaments and write letters to Santa at YMCA activity stations
  • Visit the photo-worthy holiday displays, and post your selfies with #MerryInSudbury for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree!
  • Grab a s’mores kit and cozy up to a bonfire
  • Licensed 19+ area with hot toddies and mulled wine

Admission to Holiday Main Street is free, with cash donations to The Downtown Sudbury Clean-Up Program accepted at the entrance. Free parking is available at all municipal lots and street spots.

For more information on all the festive fun happening Downtown Sudbury this holiday season, visit their website and follow their socials @DowntownSudbury.