Santa Claus parade set for Jasper Avenue on Saturday

Santa Claus waves to children in downtown Ottawa at last year's Help Santa Toy Parade on Nov. 19 2016

According to one of the parade's organizers, audiences can expect a plethora of creative floats this year.

The parade starts at 6:10 p.m. on Uptown Boulevard.

Flamborough: Parade happens November 25 at 6:30 p.m. Letters to Santa will be collected along parade route. "Thankfully it was good things like let's have a pizza lunch and let's go see the Santa Claus Parade". Saanich Police and Fire Departments will also participate alongside a number of local businesses and charities.

Thousands of people are watching The Original Santa Claus Parade as it makes its way along the 6.5 kilometre route downtown.

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Visitors are encouraged to bring new coats, scarves, mittens and hats for The Mustard Seed food bank. Route: Starts at Echo Street West, turns left on Ottawa Street North, and then left on King Street before ending on Cayuga Street North.

Santa will also visit the Rutledge Charity Building, 404 N. Bridge Street, on November 24 and 25 and December 2, 9 and 16, from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m.

Paris: The parade happens December 2 at 6 p.m. downtown, beginning on William Street.

The first float - carrying the parade grand marshall Mayor Charlie Clark - will set out from the corner of 19th Street and Third Avenue South. The run itself got underway at 11:45 a.m. followed, nearly immediately, by the parade.

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