There’s always quite the crowd (rain or shine) so you may want to stake out your spot a bit early.
“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]
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
7:00am to 5:00pm
11:30am to 4:30pm (approximately)
[Related: My parade post from November 2007 with a few tips and suggestions]