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THE 113th ANNUAL TORONTO SANTA CLAUS PARADE: Sunday Nov 19, 2017.

15 November 2017
Kevin Hartley

THE 113TH ANNUAL TORONTO SANTA CLAUS PARADE takes place this Sunday, November 19, 2016. Departing from Christie Pits at 12:30 Santa winds his way down to St Lawrence Market.

Can’t make it to the Parade? The Santa Claus Parade will air on Sunday, November 19th, at 4:30pm ET/PT on CTV, and 5:30pm AT on CTV Atlantic and on CTV GO.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected along the 5.7-kilometre route from Bloor St. W. and Christie St. to the finish at Front St. and Church St. (NOTE: New route adjustment at Yonge & Wellington St.)

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 25: Animated Floats
  • 2000: Costumed Characters
  • 200: Celebrity Clowns
  • 21: Marching bands
  • 5.7 km.: Parade route
  • 42 ft.: Length of Santa’s float

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION - BEST PLACES TO WATCH:

With a long parade route, there are great viewing spots all along the route. A coveted corner allows you to see the parade members coming toward you and going away too – but are highly popular. Pick a place that allows for access to a rest room that is available to the public.

HOW TO GET TO THE PARADE:

If you don’t have your own reindeer, please take public transit.

There are many transit routes nearby the parade route.

Which TTC subway stop should I get off at?

There are numerous TTC stops along the parade route, they include: Christie, Bathurst, Spadina St. George, Museum, Queen’s Park, St. Patrick, Osgoode, Queen, and King Stations.

GO Transit will be running a special schedule for the parade and will bring you to Union Station. For the GO schedule, click here.

Parking along the route.

While there may be no parking right along the route, there are public parking lots near. For Green P parking lot information, click here.

WHAT TO WEAR

The first thing you should do is check the weather. It may be warm and sunny when you leave the house and frosty cold by time you get to your parade viewing spot. Standing virtually still, in one spot, for 2-4 hours (or more!) doesn’t help.

  • Dress warm and cozy; in layers and make the outermost layer a lightweight and waterproof hooded-jacket; you can tie it around your waist when warm temperatures persist.
  • A hat with ear-flaps, even a baseball or a Santa hat, will help to retain body heat and keep you warm. A warm scarf can cut winter winds from blowing into your coat and can be arranged to warm and protect your ears.
  • Don’t forget your gloves and mittens!
  • Bring some rain gear, just in case. Umbrellas block views and are just plain hard to manage in a dense crowd.
  • Wear shoes, or boots, that keep your feet warm and dry. Woolen socks help to insulate and give your feet a comfortable cushion on which to walk and stand (plan on standing almost 3-4 hours!).

TREATS

Pack some treats, healthy or otherwise, to combat winter chill by raising your body temperature. Stay hydrated – water, hot cocoa – your choice. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and standing, and winter winds can be drying.

PARADE ETIQUETTE (HOW TO STAY ON SANTA’S NICE LIST):

  • Please respect parade officials and volunteers.
  • Please don’t move or occupy empty chairs families are using to reserve their special spot.
  • Please don’t climb on private property.
  • If you bump into someone, say “excuse me” and wish them a Merry Christmas.
  • Please let families with children sit in front.

Thanks for reading. Questions or ideas for a future blog? Feel free to contact me here.

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