All eyes will turn to Toronto streets on November 17, as the 115th annual Santa Claus Parade descends upon the city.
The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, mascots, clowns, marching bands, and beloved holiday characters is one of the best November events in the city.
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You can look forward to 34 floats, 20 marching bands, and festive characters during the parade, which kicks off at 12:30 pm.
Just remember, if you’re planning on getting a clear view of the big man in red, you’re going to want to head down early to get a good spot.
This year, the parade will follow a new route, and will instead start at Parliament and Bloor before making its way over to the St. Lawrence Market through Bloor, University, and Wellington streets.
Not sure where to go to see the parade? Here’s the official parade map to help you plan.
And whether you’re planning on attending the parade or not, there are a number of road closures that drivers and pedestrians will need to be prepared for.
115th Toronto Santa Claus Parade
When: Sunday, November 17
Time: Parade begins at 12:30 pm
Where: Parade begins at the intersection of Bloor and Parliament