One-Tank Trip for Oct. 31/15
(c) By Jim Fox
With less than two months until Christmas, the jolly gent in the big red suit will soon be making the rounds at parades in his honour.
Off he will go with a hearty “ho, ho, ho” on tour to cities and towns across Ontario and beyond to the delight of thousands of children.
November is the busiest month for his public appearances combined with the launch of Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and festivals of lights.
|Ho, ho, ho and off we go as Santa reigns in his Toronto parade. (Ontario Tourism - Daniel Taub)|
The granddaddy of Santa Claus parades is Toronto’s now in its 111th year and happens on Nov. 15 and runs for three hours.
It is said to be the longest running children’s parade in the world and is telecast internationally each year.