Tots and grown ups are counting down the days until the Santa Parade comes to Toronto! In just a couple of short weeks, on November 15th, the streets of Toronto will be lined with jubilee, hot chocolate and lots of red noses, as Santa and his sled make their way around town!
The parade is 110 years old, is one of the oldest children's parades in North America and is run completely on donations and volunteer support. With every passing Toronto holiday season, the festival grows and changes just a tiny bit. Today, it is made up of more than 25 floats ranging from Hockey Night to Harry Potter; thousands upon thousands of costumed participants; and scores of marching bands.
We recommend using GO Transit or TTC to get to the event as parking will be a challenge. You can also find parking garages near the route if you do decide to drive to the Toronto parade.
Need some more parade pointers? Bundle up as it will be cold! Little ones often have a hard time waiting for St. Nick's magical appearance so it's also suggested that parents bring something to help keep them entertained until his exciting appearance! The parade begins at the corner of Christie and Bloor Street West.