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.

一年一度的圣诞老人大游行又来了,第十四届温哥华圣诞老人大游行于12月3日星期天在温哥华市中心举行,为温哥华人们点亮了圣诞欢乐气息。

Hundreds of thousands watched the Santa Claus parade in Vancouver, B.C., December. Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG

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!

这也是加拿大西部最大的圣诞游行,是一场免费的家庭娱乐活动,它更是大温哥华食物银行协会CKNW孤儿基金会的一个食品和筹款活动,使它成为一个迎接节日的伟大活动!

Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG

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.

每年游行都有乐队,舞蹈团,节日花车和社区小组等表演,约60台花车2700名参与者300名志愿者在温哥华市中心街头举行,30多万名观众上街,为一睹圣诞老人的风采。

Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
Credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG

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.

这是一个当地重要的传统活动之一,与数十万观众共同分享圣诞喜悦,让远在海外的华人移民感慨颇深。

Source: vancouversun.com/news/local-news/santa-claus-comes-to-town-delights-vancouver-crowds

Author

Angela Bi is an international citizen who has lived both in Shanghai and Vancouver Canada. She’s worked in immigration for over a decade and has experienced first hand the joys of living overseas. Angela Bi 是生活在中国上海及加拿大温哥华两地的世界公民。她从事专业移民行业已有十余载,并掌握着旅居海外的一手乐活体验。

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