The Santa Claus Parade

Over 100 Years of Toronto Tradition

The The Santa Claus Parade has been a Toronto tradition since 1905. Fantastic animated floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street West in the company of two dozen marching bands and a couple of thousand costumed participants, cheered along by excited kids.


About the Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade is a 110-year old tradition made possible by the help of thousands of volunteers and sponsors. Learn about its 110-year history.


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Video: The Spirit of the Season

The D’Alfonso family – Cal, Julie, and their twins Hannah and Olivia – hadn’t been on a family trip in years before they decided to come to Toronto for the festive season. Between the Cavalcade of Lights, ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Distillery District Christmas Market, the D’Alfonsos discovered plenty of fun ways to get into the holiday spirit in Toronto.