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The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade

Since the very first Winnipeg Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade in 1909, the annual seasonal parade has been an integral part of family life in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade attracts over 60,000 people to downtown Winnipeg to watch the parade and participate in the affiliated events.

The parade starts at 5:00 pm beginning at Portage Avenue and Young Street and heads east down Portage Avenue all the way to Main Street. The parade continues south down Main Street, turns onto William Stephenson Way and ends at Westbrook Street.

Enjoy block parties from local sponsors from 4pm-5pm along the parade route.

Please note that street route closures will begin with Portage Avenue at 2:00 pm followed by the Main Street closure at 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 18th.

 We are encouraging people to walk or bus to the parade if possible, as there will be limited parking in the area. There will also be several pre-parade block parties as well as an NHL Jets game ending at 5:00 pm which will add to the traffic in the area.

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November 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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