Parade of Lights

Join Us!

Location: Winchester

Cost: Free for both floats and spectators. Donations of cash and/or non-perishable food items to Community Food Share and the North Dundas Christmas Fund are welcome and will be collected along the parade route.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm

Float Contest

All registered floats are automatically entered in our annual Float Contest.

Prizes are awarded after the event, and consist of baskets containing local products.

Our Float Contest Categories are:

Best Overall
Best Business Float
Best Non-Profit Float
Best Agricultural Float
Most Lights
People’s Choice (come back on event night to vote!)

Our 2023 Floats:

Please keep checking back as we are updating this list as frequently as possible.

  • Township of North Dundas Council
  • Community Food Share Food Bank & North Dundas Christmas Fund
  • The Great Music Guys
  • Maple Leaf Brass Band
  • Dutchie the Clown
  • Ashley Thomas School of Dance
  • The Wreck Room
  • Moose FM
  • SD&G Library
  • Nation Valley Ranch Vaulters
  • Capital Cowgirls Drill Team
  • Adam Murray/Marc Seguin
  • Pro Bin Rentals
  • Lactalis Winchester
  • Dundas Dairy Producers
  • North Dundas Township Roads Department
  • Como Firewood/OT Scrap Removal
  • Winchester Scouting
  • Leeder Agriservices
  • Dundas Manor Bikes
  • Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers
  • Century 21, River’s Edge Ltd
  • Topline Trailers & Equipment Sales / Weagant Farm Supplies
  • Delta Power Equipment
  • Camouflage Property Maintenance – Big and Salty
  • Camouflage Property Maintenance – Up to Snow Good
  • Camouflage Property Maintenance – Snow Much Fun
  • Camouflage Property Maintenance – Mighty Mini
  • North Dundas District High School Senior Concert Band
  • Kemptville Legion Pipes and Drums
  • Winchester Ghostbusters (Subsidiary of Capital Ghostbusters of Ottawa)
  • D’s Collision Center
  • Nation Valley ATV Club
  • Jim Keay Ford Lincoln (Electric Ford F150)
  • GREINS Environmental Technologies Inc.
  • Morewood Recreation Association
  • Boys and Girls Club SD&G – Dundas Clubhouse
  • Stone Meadows Equestrian Centre
  • Hydro One
  • Winchester Hawks Junior B Hockey Team
  • H&E Contracting / KCs Lawn Maintenance
  • Agri-Partners Crop Centre
  • Dundas Machine
  • Upper Canada Veterinary Services
  • ‘An Oldie But A Goodie’
  • Guildcrest Homes
  • Winchester Building Supplies
  • Singer Isabelle Turpin
  • E.C. Carruthers and Sons
  • Let’s Sedaddle ‘n Paddle! (non profit kayak group)
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Thérèse-d’Avila
  • TDM Construction
  • Santa!

Rules & Guidelines

The planning committee is solely responsible for the safety of all participants and spectators.

For this reason, we will have extra safety measures in place. It is our goal to make this occasion as fun as possible for everyone involved. With this in mind, we thank everyone in advance for complying with the rules and guidelines.

Float Assembly Guidelines:

  • The parade will assemble at the North Dundas Twp. Office, 636 St. Lawrence St.
  • The yard opens at 3 pm.
  • All entries must be in the yard by 6:30 pm.
  • All vehicles that are not part of the parade must be parked off-site.
  • A drop-off zone will be available off the entrance to the yard.
  • Please check in with an organizer upon arrival.
Parade Participant Rules:
  1. Please do not have anyone in your entry dress as Santa.
  2. If you wish to distribute treats, please have someone walk beside your entry to hand them out.
  3. Float max height: 13 feet; max width: 14 feet.
  4. Try to illuminate your towing vehicle as well as your float.
  5. Identify your entry by visibly displaying your name, your company name, and/or your sponsor’s name. This assists the announcers and identifies your entry to the crowd
  6. The number assigned to your entry must be displayed in the right front corner of your towing vehicle’s dashboard.
  7. If you plan to drop off your float early and leave it, please have an organizer advise where to park it.

Parade Route

Starts at North Dundas Municipal Building

North on St. Lawrence St.

Right on York St.

Left on Albert St.

Left on Main St.

Ends with a left into the ‘exit’ lane of the Sam Ault Arena.

The route is 2.5 kms long.

Register Your Float

To register your float or display, fill out the form below.

Alternatively, you can download our registration form and either scan it and email it to, or drop it off at the North Dundas Township Office in Winchester.

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Contact Name
Float Category*
Check all that apply.
Will your entry have music?*