Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is coming to downtown this Dec 2, 2018!

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Image courtesy of Telus Santa Claus Parade

The big man is coming to downtown Vancouver on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, be sure to get some quality time in with Santa at the 15th annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade!

The annual parade and food drive, which grows bigger each year, typically attracts around 300,000 spectators to downtown Vancouver for a full day of holiday festivities, including the signature parade that travels through the heart of the city.

Vancouver Santa Claus Parade 2018

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The day kicks off at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for Breakfast with Santa. Lucky participants will have an opportunity to sit with Santa and confide their Christmas wish list before he presides over the festive parade at noon. Tickets are just $40 for adults and $20 for children.

From 10:00am, the Telus Christmas Square will be open for some pre-parade festivities in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Specific details haven’t been released yet, but you can expect family-friendly fun such as face painting, craft making and music.

The parade itself begins at 12pm sharp, winding its way through the downtown core. The full parade starts at the corner of Georgia and Broughton Streets, continuing east along Georgia Street before turning up Howe Street and finishing on Davie Street.

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You can expect marching bands, dance troupes, festive floats and lots of community groups, all set to entertain the crowds gathering for the parade. Each year, about 60 community and corporate entries and floats, 2,700 marching participants and more than 300 volunteers converge on the streets of downtown Vancouver for this unforgettable event!

Vancouver Santa Claus Parade 2018 Details

Date: Sunday, December 2, 2017

Time: Parade starts at 12:00pm

Location: Downtown Vancouver

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