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Toronto Santa Claus Parade (Toronto)

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2017: This parade took place on November 19 but read our 7 TIPS to find the next parade in Ontario!

This event is the most ambitious Santa Claus Parade in Ontario (and probably Canada as well). It's been going on for 113 years. The floats are gorgeous, the parade walkers numerous (over a thousand), usually accompanied by two dozen marching bands. The ambiance is great! Some families park their lawn chairs a couple of hours in advance and go for breakfast in nearby restaurants. The parade goes through its whole circuit (roughly 5 kms) in a little over two hours. The parade starts at Christie and Bloor West, goes eastbound on Bloor, then south on Queen's Park into University Avenue. It turns east on Wellington Street, with a NEW DETOUR south on Yonge and then going eastbound on Front, ending at St. Lawrence Market.

Pitch in for hot chocolates and kids are in heaven (especially if you allow them to bring a friend!).

By the way, bring your kid’s letter to Santa! Postmen are normally in the Toronto Santa Claus Parade to collect them. His address is: Santa Claus North Pole H0H 0H0 Canada. (He'll write back!)

If you can't make it, you can always watch it later on CTV from 4:30 p.m to 6 p.m. Looking for a different kind of Santa Claus Parade? Read our blog for 7 TIPS about Santa Claus parades.


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