Jolly Saint Nicholas returns to the city on December 4, for the 13th annual Rogers Vancouver Santa Claus Parade 2016.
The event has become a Vancouver tradition with hundreds of colourful floats and performances. With over 3,500 participants, the parade features bands, choirs, and community groups.
Come by early and visit the Christmas Square, with face painting, live music, gingerbread decorating, Christmas tree ornament crafts, a photo booth, a Letter to Santa writing station, and live music and entertainment.
If you’re interested in helping make the event a success, sign up as a volunteer and you could be a route marshall, banner carrier, VIP host, and more.
When: Sunday, December 4 at 12 pm
Where: This year’s parade has a slightly different route. It will start at the same location – Georgia Street at Broughton, continue east along Georgia, turning south on Howe. It will now end on Howe and Smithe.
Admission: Free! Donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank are encouraged.