Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver

Comments 50 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 12th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade will hit the streets of Downtown Vancouver on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00pm in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. This festive event, including many local organizations and businesses, is a kick-off to the holiday season for many and will be filled with family fun.

201412 Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver

Starting out at 1:00pm, the parade will begin at West Georgia Street and Broughton, travel east along West Georgia, turn south on Howe and finish at Howe and Davie. Over 300,000 spectators flock to this event each year so be sure to arrive early to stake out your viewing spot.


You can also enjoy many activities around the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square (in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery) that will be open form 10:30am to 1:00pm. The square will have a gingerbread decorating station, face painting, letters to Santa station, and an entertainment stage featuring exciting music and dancing performances. That is where you can also drop off your donations to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

Most Needed Items for the Food Bank

  • Canned fish or meats
  • Canned beans, kidney, black bean, chickpeas
  • 100% nut butters
  • Pasta and rice
  • Canned vegetables, pasta sauces
  • Canned fruit, packed in its own juice or water
  • Whole grain breakfast cereals
  • Hearty soups, stews and chili

Along the route, volunteers will collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations on behalf of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can purchase $3 worth of food – so remember those loonies on Parade Day!

Win VIP Seating

I have 4 VIP seats to give away in the Rogers Santa Claus Parade VIP viewing area. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming what items you would be able to donate to the Food Bank this season (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Support @VanFoodBank + RT to enter to win VIP seats for the @RogersSCParade from @Miss604

Follow the parade on Facebook and Twitter with #RogersSantaClausParade for the latest updates. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Update The winner is @lainiesoleil77!

50 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. NatalieWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 11:23am PST

    I’ll be donating soup, pasta and sauces, and baby items like diapers. Or cash so they can invest in food they need throughout the year.

  2. Tracey FlattesWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 11:24am PST

    We always bring pasta, tuna, and peanut butter as well as cash!

  3. TerryWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 11:36am PST

    Pasta and Rice for sure, + whatever else I happen to grab when getting that.

  4. vince mWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 11:45am PST

    more then likely, parishable foods as well as money,

  5. LisaWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 12:14pm PST

    I’ll be bringing canned soup, canned vegetables, and a jar of 100% peanut butter, cause I often use these goods in my own home.

  6. RachelWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 1:39pm PST

    I have loaded up on cans of Tuna and soup for the food bank this year

  7. ceciliaWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 2:12pm PST

    Pasta, canned veggies, canned fruit, tuna!

  8. Dayna WilsonWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 3:15pm PST

    I’ll donate some canned food and a some new in the box toys I’ve ended up with that my kids don’t want.

  9. Debbie SWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 3:40pm PST

    Canned tuna, Pasta, canned soup, and cereal. VIP seating would be an aswesome way to see the parade 🙂

  10. Natasha LangloisWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 4:25pm PST

    We’re bringing hearty stews, chili and soups… perfect for the winter! My husband and 2 year old daughter both hate canned tuna, so they’ll clear the cupboards of any canned fish, too!

  11. ElaanWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 5:04pm PST

    Canned salmon for sure and probably some canned vegetables too!

  12. LeahWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 7:19pm PST

    We always donate peanut butter and pasta!

  13. Ginger GervaisWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 8:34pm PST

    I would donate baby formula and cannes goods!

  14. Andrea ThompsonWednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 9:49pm PST

    Cans of tuna & salmon, canned chilli and apple sauce cups

  15. MaryThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 3:15am PST

    Every year we donated canned food like soup, noodles, tuna etc.

  16. mikeThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 3:46am PST

    I would donate canned goods, pasta and cereal

  17. AlexThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 8:25am PST

    Canned fish, meat, noodles,etc!

  18. CarlieThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 10:45am PST

    Pasta, canned food and baby items.

  19. JennThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 11:54am PST

    We will bring some almond butter, canned fish, and some baby food or diapers. And loonies of course! Thank you!

  20. JocelynThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 12:22pm PST

    We would bring pasta and sauce, along with canned fruit.

  21. LorneThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 12:28pm PST

    We’ll bring loonies and canned food!

  22. RinoThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 12:54pm PST

    Rice and pasta

  23. Lisa GThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 12:54pm PST

    I would bring peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, rice & soups

  24. TaniaThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 12:55pm PST

    Canned soup and beans

  25. HollyThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 3:04pm PST

    Probably cash, it’s lighter to carry and they can get exactly what’s needed.

  26. Jo-Ann CarsonThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 4:07pm PST

    I love Santa

  27. KJThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 4:09pm PST

    Definitely will bring pasta or rice and canned fish.

  28. Salma. AmlaniThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 4:10pm PST

    I will be donating cash.

  29. MaryanneThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 8:59pm PST

    I usually donate formula and diapers.

  30. Jason BThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 9:14pm PST

    Canned goods, pasta, formula, diapers.

  31. TJ RonertsThursday, November 19th, 2015 — 10:19pm PST

    Cash seems to provide the best return for the food banks, so I usually do that.

  32. JenniferFriday, November 20th, 2015 — 9:33am PST

    We will bring loonies and canned food.

  33. Alana PFriday, November 20th, 2015 — 11:33am PST


  34. Sophie NFriday, November 20th, 2015 — 1:19pm PST

    I will donate canned beans, pasta, canned fruit 🙂

  35. SanazFriday, November 20th, 2015 — 3:03pm PST

    Beans as the provide protein

  36. AmandaFriday, November 20th, 2015 — 11:02pm PST

    I would donate cereal (Frosted Flakes, Cheerios…)It would be a treat other than the normal things they receive, and everyone donates this time of year.

  37. Ariel CSaturday, November 21st, 2015 — 5:49pm PST


  38. AmandaSaturday, November 21st, 2015 — 8:39pm PST

    Pasta and canned veggies

  39. Velma SandrySunday, November 22nd, 2015 — 10:39am PST

    Would be a wonderful way to see the annual Santa Clause Parade. Good luck everyone!

  40. CarmelleMonday, November 23rd, 2015 — 12:23pm PST

    Hearty canned soups!!!

  41. allyMonday, November 23rd, 2015 — 3:06pm PST

    Soups rice and pasta!

  42. Amanda BTuesday, November 24th, 2015 — 7:24am PST

    I’ve already picked up pasta, tuna, beans and rice. Will probably get some soup and peanut butter as well.

  43. JenTuesday, November 24th, 2015 — 7:30am PST

    Definitely cash – to take advantage of the Food Bank’s purchasing power!

  44. ShirleyTuesday, November 24th, 2015 — 1:01pm PST


  45. Siobhan S.Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 — 9:10pm PST

    I have canned food that I’d love to donate, soups, sauces, beans.

  46. caroline m.Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 — 2:10pm PST

    I am donating some food.

  47. EmiliaWednesday, November 25th, 2015 — 5:34pm PST

    Jam and peanut butter

  48. LeonoraFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:45am PST

    Organic tinned beans and vegetables and pouches of ready to eat rice and Indian food.

  49. VickiFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:39pm PST

    Canned kidney beans, corn, soup, pasta etc.

  50. randySaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 9:01pm PST

    Canned goods

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