Thursday, November 24, 2016

2016 Toronto Santa Claus Parade Review

Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2016

I went with my wife, son and some extended family members to the Toronto Santa Claus Parade a few days ago. I've been going to this parade my entire life, but this was the first year that my little guy was old enough to enjoy himself.

It was a pretty cold day, but above freezing, so we still had fun.

My son and his cousins (who came with us) are 21 months, 2 years old and 4 years old respectively, so we only went for the last half of the parade. They wouldn't have made it through the whole 2+ hours.

We stayed for about 45 minutes, which was enough to see all of the major floats including Santa, Mrs. Claus and, of course, Paw Patrol. Paw Patrol was possibly more exciting than seeing Santa!

(My little guy still prefers Thomas the Tank Engine to Paw Patrol, for what its worth.)

Pro-tip: We watched the parade as it went around Queen's Park and there was hardly anyone there. While, in some spots, the crowds are several people deep, we walked up halfway through and were able to get the kids a seat in the front with ease. The two younger kids had strollers and we brought a chair for the older one. It worked out perfectly.

Overall, we had a great time and we'll be going back next year. The parade really did a lot to get my son excited for Christmas and he's been talking about it ever since.

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