The Santa Claus Parade and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Come Together For A Community Partnership.
TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at his secret workshop Santa Claus announced the magical new details of the 110th Santa Claus Parade, including exciting new floats, fun activities for the whole family prior to the parade.
This year, the Santa Claus Parade will have over 30 floats and 21 bands walking the streets of Toronto bringing the biggest and most festive parade Toronto has ever seen. After months of hard work, together with community partner Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the Parade now has more sponsors and pre-Parade festivities than ever before, ensuring a robust experience for all spectators.
"The Santa Claus Parade means so much to the city of Toronto and is dedicated to providing joy and entertainment for all ages," says Peter Beresford, Santa Claus Parade President. "As a result of the partnership with MLSE we are able to bring the biggest parade ever to Toronto.
A fun pre-Parade activity for everyone to enjoy is the second annual Holly Jolly Fun Run, presented by Sport Chek, a 5 km run that will lead the way for Santa. Starting at noon on Parade day, the run will follow the Parade route and will end with a celebration at the Ford Fan Zone at Maple Leaf Square. Toronto Maple Leaf Alumnus Wendel Clark will also be on hand as the Run ambassador. All proceeds of the Holly Jolly Fun Run will support the Santa Claus Parade. For more information about the Holly Jolly Fun Run please visit thehollyjollyfunrun.com
"Participating in the Santa Claus Parade is really an honour for MLSE and our partners," said Michael Bartlett, Executive Director, MLSE Foundation. "Giving back to the Toronto community through the Parade is so important to use and we are happy to help deliver to the city the biggest parade yet."
The Parade will take place on Sunday, November 16, 2014 starting at 12:30pm. Thousands of kids and kids at heart will line the streets to see the inspiring new floats and welcome Santa Claus back to Toronto.
The Santa Claus Parade will travel the same route this year, beginning at Bloor and Christie, along Bloor to University, travelling down University to Wellington and ending at the intersection of Front and Jarvis Streets at the St. Lawrence Market. The 110th Annual Santa Claus Parade airs Sunday, November 16th beginning at 4:30pm ET/PT on CTV and 5:30pm AT on CTV Atlantic, and on CTV GO.
About the Santa Claus Parade
The Santa Claus Parade is the largest children's parade in North America and the largest outdoor entertainment event held in Canada every year. More information on the Parade, including even more exciting Parade details, can be found at www.thesantaclausparade.com
About The MLSE Foundation
The MLSE Foundation believes all kids should have access to sport and the opportunity to develop lasting dreams on the playing field. With the support of all four MLSE teams – the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Toronto Marlies – the Foundation funds the refurbishment of local athletic facilities and programs that supports kids through sport and recreation. Since launching in December 2009, the MLSE Foundation has invested more than $15 million into our community. For more information visit mlsefoundation.org or follow @MLSEFoundation.
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SOURCE: The Santa Claus Parade
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