Drive-by Collection

16th Annual Food Drive

The Hyde Park and District Lions Club has been collecting canned and dry goods along the Hyde Park Parade route since the parades inception 16 years ago. 

All the food is then given to and sorted by the North West London Resource Centre (NWLRC). The need has never been greater. 

Beginning in 2023, the food donations you generously contribute at Santa Claus Parade will now directly benefit the London Food Bank, which in turn supports the London Food Bank of Northwest London.

Your donations make a significant impact, helping us provide vital resources to those facing food insecurity in our community

Letters to Santa

He’s making a list! Checking it twice! Make sure you remind Santa how great you’ve been this year and write him a letter!

Elves in the parade will be collecting letters along the route.

Letters to Santa will also be collected at Breakfast with Santa, the weekend after the parade.

You can send your letter to and Santa will write you back!

HPBIA Toys for Tots & Teens

Each year the HPBIA collects Toys for Tots and Teens at our Christmas Events.

One of our Elves at the parade will come and collect your toys.

Toys will also be accepted at Breakfast with Santa.

These toys are donated to our neighbours in the Limberlost community to help spread the holiday cheer!

Previous Santa Claus Parade Donations


  • $9,000 raised for: NWLRC, Gateway Church, and Youth Groups 
  • More than 7 tonnes of food collected



  • 6 tonnes of food and toys collected
  • $6000 raised for NWLRC and Youth Opportunities Unlimited