Markdale will be having its annual Santa Claus Parade on Sat., Nov. 28 at the Markdale Arena parking lot. This year’s parade will be unlike any other we’ve had to date, with the floats being stationary and the attendees driving through. Our beloved Santa and Mrs. Claus will be our final float of the parade.

We hope to bring a whole lot of jolly to our community, and to do that we’re seeking floats as well as volunteers, from pace-car drivers, bell-jingling traffic movers, and merry mood setters to music monitors and sleigh decorators.

Please reach out to me at the Office at (519) 986-4612 if you’d like to help.

The Chamber has been putting much effort into community building during the COVID-19 restrictions, including this parade as well as Markdale’s Moonlight Madness on Nov. 27 and Flesherton’s Festive Friday on Dec. 4. We hope you’ll plan to take advantage of these special shopping days and the fun activities the stores and galleries are preparing for the joyful evenings. My goal is to do all my Christmas shopping locally, and I’ll bet I can do it!


We believe that strong communities and events draw tourists, and while those tourists often leave dollars behind, some of them ultimately choose to become residents. That’s why the Chamber seeks greater involvement in promoting tourism. We have been pleased to officially promote tourism in Grey Highlands since we entered into our first memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Municipality.


Please join us in welcoming a new Member to the Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce.
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