Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2008

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow (December 7th) at 1:00pm the downtown core will be filled with floats, music, and a visit from the big guy himself during the Rogers Santa Claus Parade.

Photo credit: w_yvr on Flickr

There’s always quite the crowd (rain or shine) so you may want to stake out your spot a bit early.

Photo credit: mussels on Flickr

“With a longer parade route, there will be great viewing all along the route but especially: On both sides of Georgia Street on the slope between Bute and Broughton, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, or at Robson Square on Howe Street.” – [Rogers Santa Claus Parade]

Click for a detailed view

As per previous years, they will be collecting donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Also if you live in the area or will be getting around the city, here’s a list of road closures from the City of Vancouver:

6:00am to 3:00pm

  • Alberni St from Cardero St to Jervis St
  • Nicola St and Broughton St from W. Georgia St to Robson St
  • 7:00am to 5:00pm

  • Hornby St from Davie St to Pacific St
  • Drake St from Howe St to Burrard St
  • 11:30am to 4:30pm (approximately)

  • W. Georgia St from W. Pender St to Seymour St (All streets crossing W. Georgia St will be diverted)
  • Howe St from Dunsmiur St to Drake St (All streets crossing Howe St will be diverted)
  • [Related: My parade post from November 2007 with a few tips and suggestions]

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    1. Michelle EvansSunday, December 7th, 2008 — 6:57am PST

      The Weather Network is claiming the drizzle is supposed to be over by 10am… I’m thinking of braving the crowds with my 2 y/o to get to the parade today. A very important note from the parade website: they don’t want any umbrellas there – even if it’s raining. Break out the hooded jackets 🙂

    2. Tyler IngramSunday, December 7th, 2008 — 7:33am PST

      I _might_ attend if the rain holds off. I’d like to bring my camera along but if there is any hint of the wet stuff I think I’ll stay at home.

    3. wynSunday, December 7th, 2008 — 9:59am PST

      Was going to attend but a more grown-up invitation came up instead. 😀 Once you’ve seen it once (and have the pictures), I surmise you’ve seen it all… unless you’re a kid.

      Thanks for sharing my photo! 🙂

    4. sourabhSunday, December 7th, 2008 — 10:16am PST

      I will be there for sure!! No rain! weather is favouring us.

    5. CherylSunday, December 7th, 2008 — 10:28am PST

      Think again, this is Vancouver after all. It’s 10:27 am, and there’s a downpour with no letup in sight.

    6. CherylSunday, December 7th, 2008 — 10:46am PST

      Well, I’ll be darned. There are blue skies on the horizon to the West and will be here shortly. It’s going to be a gorgeous day in Vancouver.

    7. Michelle EvansSunday, December 7th, 2008 — 12:33pm PST

      LOL @ Cheryl… I noticed that downpour, right before the skies cleared like the parting of the red sea 😉 I ended up not going though. Hope everyone is having a great time. I bet it’s going to be super now that it’s sunny!

    8. AntoineMonday, December 8th, 2008 — 10:44am PST

      Thanks for sharing.

      here is my Santa parade post with lots of pictures… Hope you enjoy


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