Once a year, around mid November in view of Christmas, Toronto holds a festive parade dedicated to the coming holiday and Santa Claus. This is a numerous event with more than 500,000 specators.
Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
The old parade preserves a tradition that started in 1905 as a small parade but, with the years, it turns to one on the greatest parades in North America. Along the six km parade the audience can be impressed by lots of bands and tens of decorated floats with 1,700 participants in entertainment shows, music and festive dance. The parade route, directions and handy tips are displayed in the parade website.