Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down Portage Avenue

November 11, 2016 7:10 AM | News

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: