For many, the Holiday season doesn’t truly commence until the Original Toronto Santa Claus Parade has taken place!
For over 100 years, the Santa Claus Parade has been one of the biggest events in the city and has become a tradition for many families. The Parade brings thousands of people to the streets of Toronto (and millions of viewers all over the country) to celebrate hope, love, and the magic of Christmas. This event is part of the fabric of our community, and every year for 118 years, it has gotten bigger and better and this year will be no different!
Not only will Santa Claus be coming to town, but he’s bringing all of his friends with him: Mrs. Claus will be joining him on his journey and his parade will feature amazing floats, bands, marchers, the Celebrity Clowns, and more! In the past, floats have been created and curated by CIBC, Tim Hortons, Elf on the Shelf, Nintendo, and more national and international partners! With marching bands and more participants in the Parade, there will be non-stop Christmas and Holiday fun for the whole family! You can view past floats in this gallery!
While this year’s lineup of performers and marching bands haven’t been announced yet, past concerts have been from international superstars! Marching bands who have performed at the Parade include the Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra, the Philippine Heritage Band, the Salvation Army Band, and many more! Meanwhile, the parade has hosted concerts from artists including Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Pentatonix, and more! The magic of Christmas will be in the air, and these performers will be filling the streets and the airwaves with Christmas cheer! You can view the list of last year's performers here!
With over a century of tradition behind the Parade, a host of creative floats from some of the country’s biggest companies, and performances from national and international superstars, the Santa Claus Parade will surely be one of the biggest events of the holiday season, let alone the year! Visit their website for more information, follow them on Instagram for the latest announcements, and get ready for the Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 20th!
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