Santa Claus will make an early pit stop in the city this weekend for his annual parade.
The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade is on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Block parties begin at 4 p.m.
To make way for the big man in red, a number of road closures will be in effect from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m. tomorrow.
- Portage Avenue will be closed from Sherbrook Street to Main Street
- Portage Avenue East will be closed from Main Street to Westbrook Street
- Hargrave Street, Colony Street, Vaughn Street, Kennedy Street, Edmonton Street, Garry Street, Fort Street, Carlton Street, Donald Street, and Smith Street will be closed at Portage Avenue
- Main Street southbound will be closed between McDermot Avenue and Graham Avenue
- Main Street northbound will be closed between St. Mary Avenue and Portage Avenue
- Pioneer Avenue westbound will be closed between Main Street and Westbrook Street
- Westbrook Street southbound will be closed between Portage Avenue East and William Stephenson Way
- William Stevenson Way eastbound will be closed between Main Street and Waterfront Drive
Winnipeg Transit will re-route all buses operating in the vicinity of the Santa Claus Parade. The re-routes will be in effect from approximately 12:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Watch the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade at 5 p.m. on Shaw TV or the live stream below: