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Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 11:17am PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. Natalie says:

    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 Flattes says:

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

  3. Terry says:

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

  4. vince m says:

    more then likely, parishable foods as well as money,

  5. Lisa says:

    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. Rachel says:

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

  7. cecilia says:

    Pasta, canned veggies, canned fruit, tuna!

  8. Dayna Wilson says:

    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 S says:

    Canned tuna, Pasta, canned soup, and cereal. VIP seating would be an aswesome way to see the parade ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Natasha Langlois says:

    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. Elaan says:

    Canned salmon for sure and probably some canned vegetables too!

  12. Leah says:

    We always donate peanut butter and pasta!

  13. Ginger Gervais says:

    I would donate baby formula and cannes goods!

  14. Andrea Thompson says:

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

  15. Mary says:

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

  16. mike says:

    I would donate canned goods, pasta and cereal

  17. Alex says:

    Canned fish, meat, noodles,etc!

  18. Carlie says:

    Pasta, canned food and baby items.

  19. Jenn says:

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

  20. Jocelyn says:

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

  21. Lorne says:

    We’ll bring loonies and canned food!

  22. Rino says:

    Rice and pasta

  23. Lisa G says:

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

  24. Tania says:

    Canned soup and beans

  25. Holly says:

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

  26. KJ says:

    Definitely will bring pasta or rice and canned fish.

  27. Salma. Amlani says:

    I will be donating cash.

  28. Maryanne says:

    I usually donate formula and diapers.

  29. Jason B says:

    Canned goods, pasta, formula, diapers.

  30. TJ Ronerts says:

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

  31. Jennifer says:

    We will bring loonies and canned food.

  32. Alana P says:


  33. Sophie N says:

    I will donate canned beans, pasta, canned fruit ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Sanaz says:

    Beans as the provide protein

  35. Amanda says:

    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.

  36. Ariel C says:


  37. Amanda says:

    Pasta and canned veggies

  38. Velma Sandry says:

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

  39. Carmelle says:

    Hearty canned soups!!!

  40. ally says:

    Soups rice and pasta!

  41. Amanda B says:

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

  42. Jen says:

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

  43. Shirley says:


  44. Siobhan S. says:

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

  45. caroline m. says:

    I am donating some food.

  46. Emilia says:

    Jam and peanut butter

  47. Leonora says:

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

  48. Vicki says:

    Canned kidney beans, corn, soup, pasta etc.

  49. randy says:

    Canned goods

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