Vancouver's Santa Claus Parade 2017 brings festive cheer this weekend

Nov 27 2017, 8:34 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town for another year, as Vancouver holds its annual Santa Claus Parade this weekend.

Father Christmas returns to the city on Sunday, December 3, with thousands of people expected to participate in the parade and line the parade route.

The parade starts at noon, at West Georgia and Broughton, then travels east along West Georgia, before turning south on Howe and finishing at Howe and Davie.

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The event has become a Vancouver tradition with hundreds of colourful floats and performances from bands, choirs, and community groups.

24 HOURS TO GO!!!!! #Vancouver!! Are you as excited as we are!?!?

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Before the parade, starting at 10 am, you’ll also be able to visit Christmas Square, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, full of fun activities for the whole family.

In the square, there’ll be live music, face painting, gingerbread decorating, Christmas tree ornament crafts, a photo booth, and a Letter to Santa writing station.

Sounds like the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

Santa Claus Parade 2017

When: Sunday, December 3

Time: Christmas Square from 10 am to noon, parade starts at noon

Where: Christmas Square outside Vancouver Art Gallery; Parade starts at West Georgia and Broughton, ends at Howe and Davie – Vancouver

Admission: Free! Donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank are encouraged.