10th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 PARADE STARTS AT 1:00PM

Date:
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Location:
The Parade is in downtown Vancouver, located just blocks from the Burrard, City Centre, Granville and Waterfront SkyTrain stations.

Parade route:
The Parade starts at Georgia and Broughton, travels east on Georgia to Howe, turns south on Howe, and finishes at Howe and Davie. (1.8 kms)

Volunteer:
The Parade has over 300 volunteers. Sign up to volunteer!

Participants:
The Parade has more than 3,500 participants. This year’s Parade will feature more than 60 marching bands, choirs, festive floats, and community groups. Sign up to participate!

Spectators:
Each year the Parade attracts 300,000 spectators to downtown Vancouver.

Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square:
The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with two and a half hours of family entertainment at the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Christmas Square includes the Food Bank drop-off zone, gingerbread decorating station, face painting, Letters to Santa station, balloon twisting, and an entertainment stage featuring several music and dance performances. (10:30 am-1 pm)

Charity:
The Parade is one of the largest food and fund raising events for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Since 2004, the Parade has collected $110,000 and more than 67,380 lbs. of food for hungry families in the Lower Mainland. On Parade day, we encourage spectators to bring a monetary or non-perishable food donation for the Food Bank. For each dollar donated, the food Bank can purchase three dollars’ worth of food.

CC:Press release

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