More than 300,000 spectators are expected to be on hand as the 9th Annual Rogers Santa Claus parade celebrates the start of the holiday season with more than 60 marching bands, choirs, festive floats, and community groups.
The Grand Marshals of the 2012 Rogers Santa Claus Parade are Canadian Olympians and Paralympians, who competed at the 2012 Summer Games in London.
Spectators are asked to celebrate the spirit of giving by bringing a dollar or a
non-perishable food donation for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
More parade details can be found online at www.rogerssantaclausparade.com
Note: For road access while the parade is in progress, reporters and cameras will be required to display parade media identification. Call Greg Descantes to pick up a media badge and lanyard onsite.
ROAD CLOSURES (SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012):
CLOSED FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM
CLOSED FROM 10:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2011
10:30 am – 1 pm: Coast Capital Saving Christmas Square
Entertainment stage, face painting, balloon twisting, gingerbread decoration, letters to Santa station with 10-foot high mailbox, and Greater Vancouver Food Bank station
(Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza facing Georgia Street)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Parade
Parade starts at Georgia and Broughton, travels east to Howe Street,
turns south at Howe, and finishes at Howe and Davie
3 pm – 5 pm: Photos with Santa at Robson Square ice Rink
Image: I’m Only Here for the Food