Rogers Santa Claus Parade December 6, 2009

Rogers Santa Claus Parade in downtown Vancouver

Santa Claus is coming to town—and jump-starting the holiday season—in the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade this Sunday, December 6 at 1pm.

The biggest holiday parade in Vancouver is back for its sixth year, bringing not just Santa but Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Chinese dragons, dancing Santa’s helpers, marching bagpipers, and more.

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

 

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Making its way through the heart of downtown Vancouver, the parade starts at Georgia and Broughton, heads east on Georgia, turns south on Howe, then finishes at Howe and Davie. See the complete Parade Route Map here.

The Rogers Santa Claus Parade is extremely popular, attracting over 300,000 spectators, so be ready for crowds!

Rogers Santa Claus Parade tips:

  • Don’t drive; take the SkyTrain, bus or Canada Line. You will not be able to find parking. Use TransLink to plan your trip.
  • Go early if you have young children and need to be “in front” to see. People will begin to stake out spots as early as 10:30am.
  • Bundle up! It gets cold out there, and the farther along the parade route you are, the longer you’ll have to wait. (The whole parade is about an hour and a half.)

Have some more tips for first-time parade watchers? Know the best vantage points to get a good view? Please share your advice in the comments.

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