Santa Claus Parade street closures for Sat., Nov. 18

5.  The parade WON’T be televised

5.  The parade WON’T be televised

Numerous streets in and around downtown Winnipeg will be closed on Sat., Nov. 18 from approximately 1:30 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m.to accommodate the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade.

The parade itself will start at 5 p.m.at the corner of Portage Avenue and Young Street and heads east down Portage Avenue and Young Street and heads east down Portage Avenue all the way to Main Street.

"It's looking good, we've got a great turnout", said city volunteer co-ordinator Sarah Ane, noting 45 floats representing a diverse cross section of the community have already signed up, with more applications coming in.

This year's theme is "150 years of Christmas" in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.

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"We will continue to have the Santa Claus Parade in the downtown area and accessible to all".

The fun doesn't end with the parade either as a festive celebration completes the affair in front of the Civic Square.

Hicks said the BIA is always honoured to be the main sponsor of the seasonal celebration, viewing it as a wrap up to its annual run of events.

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