Celebrity Clowns



About Celebrity Clowns

The idea of including Celebrity Clowns in the Santa Claus Parade began in 1982 when Parade co-chairman Ron Barbaro and Parade director Norman Jewison walked the Parade wearing make-up and clown costumes. They had so much fun that the following year they recruited 18 corporate executives and adopted the Celebrity Clown moniker. Celebrity Clowns became an integral part of the Santa Claus Parade that continues to this day. Membership has grown to over 150 each year plus 50 Junior Clowns (a concept added in 2007). It is the reward of “all those smiles” that brings many Celebrity Clowns back year after year.

With the world dealing with the effects of Covid-19, it is more important than ever that we bring smiles to children and families across Canada.

We are excited to launch the Clowning Around at Home Program! Every supporter of the program will receive all they need to be a Celebrity Clown from the comfort of their own home, including:

  • Clown Makeup
  • Clown Wig
  • Clown activity
  • Clown gloves
  • Clown red nose
  • Other exciting features

As a Celebrity Clown (at Home) you will receive a detail how-to program to help you capture video of yourself being a Clown from the safety of your own home!

Once recorded, send this footage to the Santa Claus Parade and we will create a special 2020 video chronicling the support of our Celebrity Clowns, to be featured on our Primetime Special on Satruday, December 5th @ 7pm on CTV and CTV2!

Support the Parade, spend time together as a family, and be a part of this holiday tradition in a whole new way!

Celebrity Clown at Home / Individual - $100

Celebrity Clown at Home / Couples Package - $150

Celebrity Clown at Home / Family of 4 Package - $200 ($25 per additional family member)

Charitable Tax Receipt will be issued for the full registration amount.

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Your Day as a Celebrity Clown

Your day as a Celebrity Clown is yours to make! Film yourself earlier in the year, submit your content, and be sure to tune in to CTV to watch the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, December 5th at 7pm.

Join our conversation on social media and be a part of our biggest television audience ever!

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As long as I can walk, I'll be a Celebrity Clown

- Ben Cheung

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