It is the time of the year again; Santa Claus is coming to town. The 14th annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade was held in downtown Vancouver on Sunday December 3rd, bringing wonder and joy to everyone.
The parade is the largest Christmas parade celebrated in Western Canada and is a free, family-fun event. It also doubles as a food and fundraising event for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund, making it a great event to kick off the holiday season!
Each year, the parade features marching bands, dance troupes, festive floats and community groups, with about 60 floats, 2,700 participants, 300 volunteers on the streets of downtown Vancouver, entertaining over 300,000 spectators to get a chance to spot Santa.
This is one of the most significant traditional activities in Vancouver, sharing the joy of Christmas with hundreds of thousands of spectators and bringing a warm ambience to Chinese immigrants.