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Thousands Packed Into Downtown Vancouver For The Santa Claus Parade

Vancouver Santa Claus Parade

Photo: @VanSantaClausParade / Twitter

Thousands packed into downtown Vancouver this weekend to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus in the parade.

The annual event took place Sunday, December 1, where 20,000-30,000 people attended on Georgia and Howe streets.

Vancouver Santa Claus Parade

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The 1.8-kilometre parade route began at noon on Sunday, with Santa making his appearance about an hour later.


But first, there were plenty of other floats to see first, including 40 marching bands, choirs and community groups.

There was a float by the Vancouver Aquarium:

Photo: @Vanaqua / Twitter

And a visit from the Grinch, who was caught before causing too much havoc.

The parade accepted donations, which went toward two charities: the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the CKNW Kids’ Fund

For more seasonal events coming up, check out Stanley Park Bright Nights Christmas Train or the huge Aurora Winter Festival at the PNE.

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