Santa’s Coming to Downtown Vancouver on Sunday, December 4

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Santa Claus is coming to town! This Sunday, December 4 the annual Santa Claus Parade will be coming to Vancouver to take over the streets with some holiday cheer. Just in time for the snow that’s in the forecast for Monday!

Each year the Parade attracts 300,000 spectators to downtown Vancouver. The parade takes place in Downtown, just blocks from the Burrard City Centre, Granville and Waterfront SkyTrain stations. The parade starts at a new time this year and will kick off at noon on Sunday, December 4.

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Santa’s Coming to Downtown Vancouver on Sunday, December 4

See the 2014 Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver, Dec 7

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, you can still get some quality time with the big man in red this Sunday, Dec. 7, at the 2014 Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver.

The 11th annual parade and food drive, which seems to get bigger and better every year, is expected to attract 300,000 spectators, turning downtown Vancouver into a sea of Christmas colours and jingling bells.

Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. at Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Enjoy face painting, decorate gingerbread men, make Christmas tree ornaments and write letters to Santa, while listening to holiday grooves from Vancouver’s funky LeftCoast band. You can also donate non-perishable foods to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The parade itself kicks off at 1 p.m. sharp from the corner of Georgia and Broughton Streets. The 1.8-kilometre route travels along Georgia Street before turning up Howe Street and finishing on Davie Street. (See map below.)

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See the 2014 Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver, Dec 7

Ring in the Holidays with the Rogers Santa Claus Parade

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Ring in the holiday season with the 10th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, December 1st. Each year, 300,000 people turn out to see over sixty-five festival floats, marching bands, choirs, and community groups. The parade takes place in downtown Vancouver with over 3,500 participants and 300 volunteers. In addition to the parade, you can also bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy some pre-parade fun.

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Ring in the Holidays with the Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Post a Letter to Santa at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Dec. 2

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As you probably know, Santa Claus is comin’ to town Sunday, December 2, for Vancouver’s 9th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. It gets better. On the same day, Rosewood Hotel Georgia celebrates its Heritage Day and wants parade-goers to make the hotel their base during the parade festivities.

The historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia is situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver on the parade route. Visit pre-parade and revel in carol singers, live piano music and complementary hot chocolate or warm apple cider, alongside a forest of twinkling Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and festive flower displays.

As for the kiddos, they get to relive the magic of Miracle on 34th Street – the 1947 version or the 1994 remake – take your pick –  and post letters to the North Pole via the hotel’s original bronze letterbox, a historic feature from when the property first opened in 1927.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. The big man himself will make a surprise appearance at Rosewood Hotel Georgia at some point during the Heritage Day celebrations. But that’s no biggie for Rosewood. Over the last 85 years the hotel has played host to Marlene Dietrich, HRH Edward, Prince of Wales, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis…

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Post a Letter to Santa at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Dec. 2

9th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade – Dec 2, 2012

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Mark your calendar! The first Sunday in December is the official date of the Rogers Santa Claus Parade. Santa’s early visit to Vancouver on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 is the perfect kick off to the holiday season!

PARADE ROUTE:
The parade will start at West Georgia Street and Broughton (at 1:00 pm), travel east along West Georgia, turn south on Howe and finish at Howe and Davie.

This year’s Rogers Santa Claus Parade will feature marching bands, dance troupes, festive floats and community groups, which entertain over 300,000 spectators. Produced by Rogers Communications Inc., the televised Parade is the Lower Mainland’s biggest winter event!

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9th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade – Dec 2, 2012

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2011 This Sunday, December 4

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Vancouver’s Christmas and winter holiday season gets its official kick-off this weekend with one of the city’s best and biggest Christmas events: the 8th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Back with a new route through downtown Vancouver (route details below), the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade is a fabulous free event for all ages. Not only will the 300,000+ spectators enjoy a host of marching bands, Christmas dancers, elaborate floats, and—of course—an appearance by Santa himself, there are free festivities at the Coast Capital Christmas Square, too, including kids’ activities and live music on the outdoor entertainment stage.

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Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2011 This Sunday, December 4

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2010 – Sunday, December 5

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Santa Claus is coming to town! And he’s not alone: he’s bringing more than 60 marching bands, choirs, and festive floats with him for the biggest winter holiday parade in Vancouver, the 7th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade.

Taking over the streets of downtown Vancouver, the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade is fun for the whole family. In addition to the Parade itself—which is full of holiday cheer and, let’s face it, sheer adorableness—there are also two FREE hours of live family entertainment, pre-Parade, at the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 11am – 1pm.

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Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2010 – Sunday, December 5