A Sneak Peek into the Toronto Santa Claus Parade
The 112th Santa Claus Parade takes place on Sunday, November 20 and we've got the scoop on what's new this year! There will be exciting new floats, fun pre-Parade activities for all ages and the parade will be shining some light on the diversity of our beautiful country.
Scheduled in this year's Santa Claus Parade are 25 floats and 21 marching bands, including a float celebrating 150 years of Canada, and a second spreading cheer of 100 years of the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as a new Parade Raffle.
Events start on Sunday, November 20th at 12:30 p.m., when children of all ages will line the streets waiting for a chance to see the jolly old elf himself. Now, in its fourth year, the Holly Jolly Fun Run, a 5km run, will kick off the parade and lead the way for Santa. Starting at 11:45 a.m. on Parade day, the run will follow the Parade route and end at Maple Leaf Square. All proceeds raised will support the Santa Claus Parade.
Here's the 2016 Parade Float Line-up:
Clowning Around - Celebrity Clowns
Vehicle Sponsor Kia Canada
Mother Goose - Aviva
Peppa Pig and Splash n’ Boots - Treehouse
Disney’s Moana - Walt Disney Studios
Three Little Pigs Fortress - Real Development
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon - Nintendo of Canada
Canada 150 - Government of Canada
Thomas & Friends - Mattel Canada
Alice in Wonderland - Pizza Pizza
Skylanders Imaginators - EB Games Canada
Toronto FC - MLSE
Toronto Maple Leafs - MLSE
Toronto Raptors - MLSE
Owen’s Sugar Shack Party - Sears Canada
Christmas Reading Fun - Indigo and Chapters
Elf Village - Mattamy Homes
Winter Toy Fun - Canadian Tire Retail
Cozy by the Fire - Tim Hortons
PAW Patrol - Spin Master
Polar Bear Christmas - McDonalds Restaurants of Canada
Christmas Music Fun - 98.1 CHFI
Santa’s Toy Workshop - Toys “R” Us Canada
Mrs. Claus - Metro Canada Grocery Stores
Santa - Santa
The Parade begins at Bloor and Christie Streets, and will follow Bloor Street to University Avenue, travelling down University Avenue to Wellington Street, going east on Wellington and ending at the intersection of Front and Jarvis Streets at the St. Lawrence Market. The 112th annual Santa Claus Parade airs Sunday, November 20th at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
For more info, visit: www.thesantaclausparade.ca.