Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus parades or Christmas pageants are parades held in some countries to celebrate the official opening of the Christmas season with the arrival of Santa Claus. The parades usually include themed floats, dancing or marching groups and bands playing Christmas songs. They are moving pageants that typically end near the center of a city. Often sponsored by department stores, they may reinforce the store's brand recognition during the important Christmas shopping season.
... The annual Mississauga Santa Claus Parade now resides in Streetsville ... The parade starts on Queen Street South at Britannia Road and travels south through the village to disperse at various locations after the Church Street junction ...
... Santa Claus parades are most common in North America ... Peoria, Illinois has the longest running Santa Claus Parade in the U.S ... The 125th parade is to be held November 23, 2012 ...
... The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is a Santa Claus parade held annually in mid-November in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ... More than a half million people attend the parade every year ... The parade starts at 1230pm and ends approximately 330pm ...
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... Eaton sponsored the annual Eaton's Santa Claus Parade in Toronto ... The first parade took place on December 2, 1905 ... For a number of years, Eaton's Santa Claus Parades were also held in Winnipeg and Montreal ...
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“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”
—Shirley Temple Black (b. 1928)
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—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)
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To be our parents pseudonymity
In Christmas giving, so they can escape
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—Robert Frost (18741963)