Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus is making a list, checking it twice, and charting a new route for the much-anticipated 119th Original Santa Claus Parade in Toronto. Set to take place on Sunday, November 26, 2023, the parade promises a magical journey filled with holiday cheer.

“Following our recent secret visit to the city, we’ve charted a new route, and we can’t wait to see everyone on Parade day,” announced Santa Claus himself. The elves are working overtime to bring the magic of the holiday season to life.

The parade will kick off at 12:30 pm at Christie Pits and will wind its way through the city streets, attracting up to 750,000 guests along its route. “Toronto will once again come alive with the enchanting sights and sounds of this annual holiday spectacle,” said Clay Charters, president and CEO of the Original Santa Claus Parade.

This year’s parade will feature a stunning array of 26 diverse floats, lively bands, spirited marchers, and Celebrity Clowns. Notable highlights include a brand-new float starring Mrs. Claus leading the North Pole’s command centre, Santa’s reconstructed float with newly animated reindeers, and the special debut of an all-new Mother Goose float.

The parade will also feature fan-favourite floats from sponsors including McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, Winterfest at Canada’s Wonderland, Canadian Tire Ltd., Prime Video, MLSE, Metro, Desjardins, Tim Hortons, Volkswagen, Pizza Pizza, CTV, LEGO, Hudson’s Bay, Zellers, Cineplex, IMAX, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., and 98.1 CHFI.

“We want to offer our deepest thanks to our amazing sponsors whose commitment ensures that we can bring the magic of Santa to this great city for years to come,” added Charters.

The 119th Original Santa Claus Parade will air exclusively on CTV. For more information about the parade or to plan your visit, check out www.thesantaclausparade.com. So mark your calendars and get ready for a jolly good time!

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