The Toronto Santa Claus Parade has been a highlight on the calendars of Torontonians since 1913! Fantastic floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street in the company of marching bands, dancers, prancers and costumed characters, all to the cheers of excited Santa fans along the 5-kilometre route.
All eyes will turn to Toronto streets on November 18, as the 114th annual Santa Claus Parade will be descending on the city.
The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, mascots, clowns, marching bands, and beloved holiday characters is one of the best Toronto events in November.
You can look forward to dozens of floats, marching bands, and festive characters during the parade, which kicks off at 12:30 pm. CTV will also be airing the parade at 4:30 pm for those who want to relive the magic on TV.
Just remember, if you’re planning on getting a good view of the big man in red in person, you’re going to want to head down early to get a good spot.
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The Parade starts at Bloor and Christie Streets and travels along Bloor Street to University Avenue. It ends at the intersection of Front and Jarvis near the St. Lawrence Market.
Not sure where to go to see the parade? Here’s the official parade map to help you plan.