The Weston Santa Claus will be Sunday, November 24th at 2.00 p.m. Our parade is the finest in Toronto, bar none, and always a hoot. This year, the BIA says there will be an “amazing line-up. We have 8 amazing bands and two of them have performed extensively in Europe and North America.”
The Burlington Teen Tour Band is considered the best marching band in Canada and the Toronto Steel Orchestra consists of 50 of the most talented steel drum players in the world. They have played at Massey Hall on numerous occasions and have been guests on Breakfast Television. They have just returned from a tour of Spain.
The organizers are looking for marshalls and actors to be volunteers. If you’re interested, you can apply online or email Marion at [email protected]
The Santa Claus Parade was a blast this year. The weather was great, and the floats and entertainers were really terrific. My favourite was probably the Burlington Teen Tour Band. Boy, does that bring back memories.
The Weston food bank was raising money and accepting donations, which they certainly need. Toronto.com says they serve about 750 people a month.
If seeing the big-hearted big man has put you in the spirit, you can donate online.
The little girl who always wanted to go to the Macy’s Christmas parade, as yet, has not gotten her wish, but she got something even better. This is my 10th anniversary as the coordinator of the Weston Parade, and it’s been a joy.
On a larger scale, on Sunday, Nov 25th at 2.00 p.m., when the parade rolls down Weston Rd from Church Street to Dennison Ave, this great community tradition will be celebrating its 40th anniversary! And this is truly a testament to the indomitable spirit that is Weston as well the parade’s ability to adapt.
At least half of the high school kids who now wear costumes and carry banners in the parade come from homes where Christmas is not celebrated, but they and their parents still love them to be part of the event and they do it because they also love Weston.
Another way in which the parade has adapted is by keeping up with current trends. This year in addition to the marching bands and 40 community floats, the 501 Star Wars Troopers will be part of the event, as will characters from Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig, both very popular kid’s shows. To add theatrical flair to the parade, the Sunny Tang Lion Dancers will be displaying their amazing artistry.
Weston may be small, but our Weston Parade is MIGHTY. For more information on the parade, please visit our website at: www.westonvillagebia.com or email us at: [email protected] We still need volunteers!
It was a perfect day for the best Santa Claus parade in Toronto. Thousands of people lined Weston Road, and as the honoured guest passed, your correspondent could have sworn his Christmas magic conjured just a few flakes of snow to set the season’s spirit.
The leaves are green and on the trees, but the BIA is looking forward to Christmas. They have announced the date of the best little Santa Claus parade in Toronto.
The Weston Santa Claus Parade will be Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 , snow or shine. The BIA is always grateful for volunteers to help with marshalling and parading. You can also bring food to donate to WAES, our local foodbank.