Santa Claus is coming to town, returning to the streets of Toronto this Sunday for the 119th year of The Original Santa Claus Parade.
As one of the oldest Santa Claus parades in the world, spectators will gather by the hundreds of thousands to watch as spectacular parade floats roll by, accompanied with a marching band, performers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus closing out the show.
The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at Christie Pits Park, heading east along Bloor Street before going south on Spadina Avenue. From there, it will move east along Harbord Street, south on University Avenue, east on Wellington Street, then south on Yonge towards Union Station.
The final stretch of the parade heads east along Front Street, ending at the St. Lawrence Market. You can find a map of the parade route on their website.
With the festivities also come a myriad of street closures, so if you plan to visit, public transportation is recommended.
To see the affected streets, the Toronto Police Service has the full list posted on their website.
If you can’t make it to see the parade in person, you can also watch it on TV stations like CTV and CP24.
When: Sunday, November 26, 2023 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Where: See parade map here