Santa Claus Parade takes over downtown Saskatoon

Santa Claus Parade takes over downtown Saskatoon
Winnipegs 2018 Santa Claus parade in pictures and tweets
Saultites lined up along Queen Street East Saturday night for the annual Rotary Santa Claus Parade.

Santa Claus made his way through Winnipeg on Saturday night, even though the parade was in doubt for a while.

“I think for a lot of people it’s kind of the kick off to the holiday season and it is the kick off for Santa and Mrs. Claus to start appearing in the local malls,” Philp said. “It’s that milestone event. We are clear of Halloween, we are five, six weeks out from Christmas time, so it starts getting people in the holiday spirit and this year we have the snow to go along with it.”

Happy Holidays from the Manitoba Metis Federation! MMF Culture & Heritage Minister Alfred Anderson and team did a great job building our float for this years Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. pic.twitter.com/qtnT10JtJN

Even though the windchill made it feel closer to minus 20, that wasn’t going to stop thousands of people from lining the parade route to take in the more than 40 floats this year from various businesses and community organizations as they travelled down Memorial Avenue from Superstore to the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Saturday.

Filbert had a beary nice time today at the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade! If you took a picture with Filbert dont forget to tag the Royal Winnipeg Ballet- we would love to see your photos! pic.twitter.com/0GHP0IwlhW

Chief Danny Smyth, his elves, and @DreamFactoryMB Chief for a Day Maia are ready to lead the way for Santa in the @WpgSantaParade pic.twitter.com/0aduGdFggm

“What are we talking about, minus 10 or so, certainly we are tough enough in Thunder Bay to be able to handle those elements,” said Warren Philp, co-chair of the Annual Rotary Santa Claus Parade.  

Great time at the Great-West Life block brigade for the Santa Claus Parade! Hot chocolate, lots of games and so much fun! @greatwestlifeca #SantaClausParade #winnipeg #gwl pic.twitter.com/ffLr0aSbAp

For six-year-old Tyler Watts, the best part was also getting pockets and pockets full of candy from people handing out candy-canes and treats along the way. And the Grinch once against stood out as a favourite.

Fun watching the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade with colleagues and our kids from the nice warm offices of @Foodgrains. pic.twitter.com/ROWLXPTvBU

THUNDER BAY – The cold temperatures and brisk wind wasn’t going to put a freeze on the city's Christmas spirit and it actually served as a warm welcome for Jolly Ole Saint Nick.

Thank you & congrats to all the dancers & parents who danced in this year's parade. In true Winnipeg fashion, it was chilly and extra windy…but nothing stops a superstar from sparkling – you were all AMAZING! Dancing snowflakes for the win! #teamspirit #wpgsantaparade #shine pic.twitter.com/6BisNHaUvX

🎅Who else is excited for the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade? Bundle up, stay warm! (📷 @broken_down_chevy)@wpgsantaparade #wpgsantaclausparade #wpgsantaparade #finditdowntown #portageandmain #naughtyornice #santaclausiscomingtotown #christmasseason #livingdowntown pic.twitter.com/AudLyYZW0t