The Toronto Santa Claus Parade, also branded as The Original Santa Claus Parade, is a Santa Claus parade held annually on the third Sunday of November in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
First held in 1905, it is one of the largest parade productions in North America, the oldest Santa Claus parade in the world, and one of the world’s oldest annual parades. Its current route is almost 5.6 kilometers long, running from Christie Pits along Bloor Street West, south on Avenue Road/Queen’s Park Crescent/University Avenue to Front Street West, and east along Front to St. Lawrence Market.
The parade was originally sponsored by Eaton’s, a Canadian department store chain. The first parade featured a single float, which carried Santa Claus from Union Station to the downtown Toronto Eaton’s store.
The parade is held annually on the third Sunday of November, and features over 30 floats, marching bands, and other performers. The highlight of the parade, of course, is Santa Claus himself, who brings up the rear on his sleigh.
The parade route starts at Christie Pits Park and travels east on Bloor Street until University Avenue. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. and typically lasts for about two hours. The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is a free event, and is open to all ages. It is a great way to kick off the holiday season and celebrate the spirit of Christmas.
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