Rogers Santa Claus Parade

General Information

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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, turns south on Howe, and finishes at Howe and Smithe (1.4 km).

Broadcast information:
Broadcast information will be confirmed in November 2016.

The Parade has over 300 volunteers every year! Volunteer registration for the 2016 Rogers Santa Claus Parade is now open. Please sign up here

The Parade has more than 3,500 participants. This year’s Parade will feature more than 50 marching bands, choirs, festive floats, and community groups.

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

View the Parade from the Best Seats in the House with your own private branded bleacher seating complete with complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and snacks. Treat your employee or clients and their families to this Vancouver holiday tradition in style with an unobstructed view of the 13th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade! Contact us at to enquire about VIP seat packages.

Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square:
The festivities begin at 10:00am with two hours of family entertainment at the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square at the 800 block of Robson Street (between Howe and Hornby on the south side of the Vancouver Art Gallery). Christmas Square includes the Food Bank drop-off zone, gingerbread decorating station, face painting, Letters to Santa station and an entertainment stage featuring several music and dance performances.

The Parade is one of the largest food and fund raising events for the Food Bank. Since 2004, the Parade has collected $151,200 and more than 76,400 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.


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