Drive-by Collection

15th 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 13 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. 

Since March 2020, NWLRC has gone from helping 10 people to 75 people a day. We want to help families during these unprecedented times, so with your help we can make the biggest impact yet on the Northwest London 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