Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down Portage Avenue

Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down Portage Avenue

Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus and his sleigh arrive to greet the thousands of spectators lined up to see him in 2014. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

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:

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