Many thousands of people attended the annual Santa Claus parade in downtown Vancouver. The parade featured more than fifty floats, lots of marching bands, and the man who is naturally at the centre of it all, jolly old St. Nicholas.
Sponsored by Rogers, the parade is also a major event for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Volunteers collected donations throughout the route. Organizers said the public donated a total of about 4,000 kg of food and raised approximately $18,000 dollars at the event. This will bring a smile to many faces this Christmas season.