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Toronto Welcomes Annual Santa Claus Parade


Epoch Times Staff
Created: November 20, 2012 Last Updated: November 21, 2012
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A Canadian Tire-sponsored display drives through the streets during the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

A Canadian Tire-sponsored display drives through the streets during the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

The closer we get to the jolly season, the more reason there is to get out and join in the holiday spirit.

The annual Santa Claus Parade, which journeys through Toronto’s downtown core starting at Bathurst and Bloor and marching all the way to the St. Lawrence Market, again delighted parade-goers young and old Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18.

Viewers were treated to the best of displays by prominent sponsors and marching groups, including individual acts. Dressed in colourful costumes and masks, locals of all ages gathered to watch and to cheer on the festive floats and musical bands.

The Epoch Times took to the streets to capture some of the most memorable moments.

A band of Scottish bagpipe players march down the street during the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

A band of Scottish bagpipe players march down the street during the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Kids dressed in character costumes participate in the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Kids dressed in character costumes participate in the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

A woman dressed in a warm colourful costume entertains bystanders during Toronto’s annual Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

A woman dressed in a warm colourful costume entertains bystanders during Toronto’s annual Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Spectators of all ages watch on as the annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade drives through the downtown streets on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Spectators of all ages watch on as the annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade drives through the downtown streets on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Participants in furry costumes with long ears enjoy taking part in the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Participants in furry costumes with long ears enjoy taking part in the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

A snow fairy in her sparkling silver and turquoise dress carries her star wand as she waves to the crowd at the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

A snow fairy in her sparkling silver and turquoise dress carries her star wand as she waves to the crowd at the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A clown greets happy children at the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

A clown greets happy children at the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto on Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

 

 

 

Rudolph leads his team of reindeer atop a float carrying St. Nick to deliver presents to kids, at the annual Santa Claus Parade in Toronto, Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

Rudolph leads his team of reindeer atop a float carrying St. Nick to deliver presents to kids, at the annual Santa Claus Parade in Toronto, Nov. 18, 2012. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

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